In 2019, we underwent a master planning process for our second campus, which resulted in a campus vision rooted in principles of ecological harmony, cultural heritage, and sustainability, and charted the path to Living Building Challenge certification for campus facilities. The pandemic caused us to pause these plans for a couple of years, but the vision cast in 2019 remains strong.
The second campus will be a state-of-the-art, regenerative campus that expands our programming capacity and types of audiences we serve, using forward-thinking technologies and innovative land management practices to inspire and empower people to build healthy connections to nature.
Regenerative features will form a closed-loop system where all energy, water, and waste-processing demands are met within campus boundaries. This will require creative partnerships to implement cutting-edge technologies – systems that are visible to guests whenever possible to increase learning opportunities.
In the long term, we intend to place over 75% of the land under a conservation easement to permanently protect the property from future development. This would ensure the preservation of wildlife habitats, diverse ecosystems, and natural resources for future generations to learn from and enjoy.
As we continue to refine our Phase One plan, details of the master plan – such as building capacity, site plans, and specific technologies – may be changed. Renderings and maps represent a high-level concept at the time of development.
Recipient of Architecture 2030 Award, AIA Portland, 2019