Multnomah County Central Courthouse
CGL’s design solutions for this constrained site features its location at the gateway to downtown Portland. With one quarter of the site occupied by the former Jefferson Station – a National Register former power station – the solution is a tower that fully integrates the low rise historic structure.
The project delivery team is co-located on-site in the former Jefferson Station. This collaborative workspace is key to a process that facilitates quick decision making, and stakeholder buy-in, reducing cost, risk, and schedule time. The co-location space promotes open communication with a wide range of stakeholder groups including: our design partners, the design and management team, county staff, judges, court staff, sheriffs, attorneys, advocacy groups, and media, facilitating interactions and access to the process.
The slender “L” shape of the tower places the courtrooms and public areas on the river side with magnificent views of Mt. Hood and the Williamette River. The new high performance sustainable riverfront courthouse is full of daylight and welcoming to those who come there seeking justice.