Waterleaf recently worked with Henry V Events to create a new headquarters that was mindful of its occupants, the community, and the environment. A derelict food processing building in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland was ripe for adaptive reuse was an excellent match for the client’s values and priorities.

Waterleaf’s design for renovation transformed the 30,000 square foot building into open and flexible office, conference, and warehouse spaces. Designed for LEED Silver Certification (formally awarded in April 2008) , the Henry V headquarters incorporated many sustainable features including:
  • Strategic, expansive daylighting and other energy saving methods
  • Full seismic upgrade with the reuse of existing materials
  • Bioswale featuring NW native plants, serving as a natural stormwater filter and serving as a buffer between the building and MLK Blvd, creating a pleasant environment for the building’s occupants and the surrounding community