• Photo courtesy of Loren Nelson.

Tillamook Forest Center

Tillamook, OR

Project Categories

High-performing buildings, Government, and Civic + cultural

Business Type

Interpretive center, fire-lookout-tower replica, retail, and offices


16,000 square feet


Miller Hull Partnership


Oregon Department of Forestry

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Technology design

Commissioning services

Architectural lighting design


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements


Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements



  • Pursuing Carbon Neutral

Progress Report

Pursuing 20% energy efficiency
Pursuing 40% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • This project won the first State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) Award
  • Wood pellet heating system using pellets produced from lumber mill saw dust waste
  • Variable-volume air handling system
  • Onsite pond serving as a heat sink for air-conditioning system
  • Rainwater and stormwater collection system for reuse in toilets and fire-suppression system