Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Download PDF

This project was renovated in 2013 and replaced by Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (Renovation)


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Figures

Floors Above Ground 18
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 7
Tower GFA 48,774 m² / 524,999 ft²
Development GFA 48,774 m² / 524,999 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 184

Facts

Official Name Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
Other Names EGWW Federal Building
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Portland
Street Address & Map 1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Postal Code 97201
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Completion 1974
Official Website Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

Companies Involved

Owner General Services Administration

About Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building was an existing 18-story, 512,474 square-foot (47,610 square-meter) office tower, completed in 1974. The building no longer met the functional or the energy and conservation requirements of the contemporary US government, so a major renovation project was undertaken. A mechanical upgrade was paired with a full replacement of the building envelope with a distinctive shading facade, affording better energy performance and a new lease on life.

This project achieves operational sustainability that would be admirable in a brand-new building, let alone a retrofit of a 1970s "energy hog." The building has been transformed from a bunker-like, concrete-encased mass into a trellised volume that seems more lightweight by an order of magnitude, yet affords more floor space than the previous version. See Project Case Study

Videos

A Model Modernization: Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building and GSA’s Mid-Century Inventory
26 Oct 2015 – Leslie Shepherd, General Services Administration


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