Interstate Renovation Project

    With over 300 Portland Water Bureau employees reporting to this facility each day, the Interstate Maintenance Facility provides a front door for operations, as well as a renewed civic presence in the Albina commercial district.

    The LEED Gold-certified facilities consist of a new warehouse building, an office building, and extensive site modernization. The project features a 36,000 SF essential services warehouse building that serves the Bureau’s maintenance operations and houses a 200-person training room, warehousing of maintenance materials, and shops areas. In addition, the 42,000 SF office building provides field crew and security support.


    LEED certification identifies the Water Bureau’s Interstate Facility as a showcase example of sustainability and demonstrates their leadership in transforming the building industry.

    Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC
    200-person training room

    A Category 4 Essential Facility, the buildings are intended to remain functional during a catastrophic event and allow the Portland Water Bureau to continue serving the City.

    Office spaces are open to promote team communication, filled with daylight, and use sustainable low-VOC finishes to maintain a healthy indoor environment for staff.

    Flexible room for training and employee breaks
    Placement of buildings at the site’s perimeter reflect the urban location and provide enhanced site security. The design features water efficient plantings with stormwater control and bioswales, a green roof, and energy efficient systems including heating and cooling.
    Staff kitchen and break room