• Photo courtesy of Jeremy Bittermann

Portland Japanese Gardens

Portland, OR

Project Categories

Civic + cultural

Business Type

New site additions include ticket entry, maintenance buildings, performance space, and cafe.


10,000 sq ft

The new additions to the gardens were designed to expertly enhance the visitor’s experience with quiet, unobtrusive systems and illuminations.

Pursuing LEED Gold



  • Pursuing LEED Gold

Special features

  • Passive ventilation with well-insulated walls for low energy use
  • Radiant floors circulate hot and chilled water for energy efficient heating and cooling
  • An underground geothermal system eliminates unsightly and noisy outside equipment and requires no fossil fuels.

Blog Coverage

Portland Japanese Gardens Featured in Architectural Record and Shinkenchiku