Pioneer Courthouse Historic Renovation

Portland, OR

Project Categories

Government

Business Type

Federal courthouse

Size

51,000 square feet

Architect

SERA Architects

Owner

General Services Administration

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Architectural lighting design

20

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

30

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Progress Report

Achieved 20% energy efficiency
Achieved 30% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • State-of-the-art MEP systems seamlessly integrated into the second-oldest courthouse west of the Mississippi
  • New telephone, data-system wiring, and raceway systems
  • New electrical distribution system
  • Variable-volume air handling system
  • High-efficiency gas-fired hot-water boilers
  • High-efficiency water-cooled chillers