City of Gresham, OR

The City of Gresham had an old wastewater treatment plant that needed upgrading and a new purpose.  Architect Fred Gast, FAIA was commissioned to transform an old, 1950’s era, wastewater primary digester building into an environmental interpretive and personnel training center, administrative offices, and secure city archives facility.

3FFICIENT engineers provided mechanical engineering developed both financial and technical solutions for the City.  3FFICIENT provided engineering services and ideas to help transform this brownfield site from an abandoned eyesore into an environmental marquis.

Ninety eight percent of demolition materials were recycled.  Successive work included complete North facing natural day lighting monitors, under floor air distribution system, and utilization of on site electric power co-generation from the burning of captured methane gas.

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