Tonight (Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6-8 p.m.) at City Council Chambers (1221 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd floor), the public gets a qualified sneak-peak at the four finalist teams under consideration to complete a development feasibility analysis for the Sustainability Center of Excellence—the proposed “Living Building” to be located in downtown Portland. This isn’t a design review, but rather an opportunity to view the each team’s past/current projects, in an easily consumable 25 minutes each.
So who’s going to be at the table tonight? As might be expected it’s a formidably, red-carpet group of finalists from here and abroad:
- Holst Architecture with bad-ass NY firm FXFOWLE (who worked with Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the Alice Tully Hall redevelopment and are currently doing the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society’s José E. Serrano Center for Global Conservation), Pettigrove Venture and Equity Community Builders LLC.
- Ethos Project Management with Behnisch Architects, Inc., a well-regarded Stuttgart-based firm with a 50 year track-record of innovative public buildings, Scott Lewis’ Brightworks and Santa Fe-based Regenesis Group .
- And Winkler Development Corporation with Perkins + Will (who are designing Vancouver BC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability , a stunning 120,000 sq. ft. “living laboratory” that is expected to surpass LEED Platinum Rating, be greenhouse gas-neutral, as well as be a net energy generator, utilizing a 250-kilowatt fuel cell, among other whizzy-green features) and LRS Architects Inc.