PNCA Collaborative Design & Wieden + Kennedy
The Oregon Sustainability Center
PNCA’s collaborative design master’s students worked with Wieden + Kennedy to assist in research and ideation for interactive displays that explain the roll of The Oregon Sustainability Center. The students drew their inspiration form qualities of nature and categorized them into three groups, representation, aesthetics, and the story of the building. The ideas generated form the MFA students will be built into the design of the Action Center, a part of the structure dedicated to educational exhibits about the building.
The OSC is the collaborative vision of a unique public/private partnership between city and state government, higher education, nonprofit organizations and the business community.
At the core of this project is a 200,000+ square foot urban, mixed-use high rise positioned to become the regional hub for Portland and Oregon’s sustainability activities.
The Center will also be the world’s first “Living Building” of its scale. Adhering to the prerequisites of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council’s Living Building Challenge, the Center will produce 100% of its energy on site through self-sustaining energy generation and distribution systems; its design also includes integrated water reuse (for black, grey and storm water management), net-zero energy consumption and no carbon footprint.
Collaborative Design Team: Nick Barham(Mentor), Jamie Ostrov(Mentor), Matt Brown(Mentor), Emma Conley, Sharon Dvora, Laura DeVito, Halley Roberts, Joan Lundell, Danielle Olson, David Laubenthal, Lauren Schaefer, Chelsea Stephen and Katie Mays