Exciting work at the PAE Living Building project!

We are so excited to be a part of the PAE Living Building —on course to be the first, and the largest, privately developed office building to be fully certified under the rigorous Living Building Challenge sustainability program of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)!

The 58,000 SF office building started construction on April 1 in Portland’s Skidmore/Old Town historic district. When it opens in Fall of 2021, the five-story PAE Living Building, named after its prime tenant, will also be one of very few developer buildings designed to survive a magnitude-7.5 quake with barely a scratch! The project team is pictured standing in the future 71,000-gallon cistern.

Congratulations to the team of PAE, Gerding Edlen, ZGF Architects and DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC. and the WALSH team of Ed Sloop, Kent Usher, Kyle Heckaman, Linda Woolery, Sam Sullivan and Sean Geddes on the successful start of this innovative project!

Link to the excellent cover story in ENR Magazine. https://www.enr.com/articles/49574-portlands-pae-living-office-building-designed-for-hospital-level-quake-performance

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