New Oregon Courthouse
IMEG’s Portland structural team (formerly Nishkian Dean) provided engineering design and services for the three-story, 42,000-sf building in Gresham, OR, which serves as the new courthouse facility for East Multnomah County. The LEED Gold certified building houses three courtrooms and offices for support staff. It also meets the Architecture 2030 Challenge to be 60% more efficient than current building codes by utilizing a rooftop photovoltaic solar array system to supplement energy needs.
The courthouse was designed to accommodate a two-story addition for future courtroom expansion. The exterior building envelope consists of brick veneer and anchored stone panels supported by the steel structure, highlighted by extensive glass curtain walls. The design team utilized a BIM model for design document creation and provided the model to the contractor for coordination purposes during construction. This project is the recipient of the 2013 Hammurabi Award – Masonry and Ceramic Tile Institute of Oregon, Award of Merit for Design and Use of Masonry.