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New campus for Meyer Memorial Trust breaks ground

Construction is underway on a new campus for Meyer Memorial Trust, one of the largest private foundations in Oregon. Located in North Portland’s Albina District, the 20,000 sf headquarters will include workspace for 50 employees and will feature a library, educational garden, and convening space for all-hands meetings and collaborations with community partners. The new campus is envisioned as a place for nonprofits, community leaders, and organizations from across Oregon to gather and collaborate. To strengthen to the connection between the Foundation and the communities it serves, the ground floor is designed as a welcoming hub with indoor and outdoor gathering spaces that open to the street. Meyer’s new campus is targeting LEED v4 Platinum certification, and in line with the Foundation’s commitment to equity, at least 43 percent of the project will be built by women and minority-owned subcontractors. In addition, the contractor plans for at least 30 percent of journeyman and apprentice hours to be filled by minorities and 10 percent to be filled by women.

LEVER is proud to be part of a collaborative team that includes project^, O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders, Studio, KPFF, Standridge, Glumac, O-Lighting, Acoustic Design Studio, Richard Graves, Code Unlimited, and Michael Thrailkill. The project is slated for completion in Summer of 2020.