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Martha H. Terrell Community Services Center
Owner: Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Area: 3,000 sf new 10,000 sf renovation
This challenging project involves an historic northeast Portland church, its various ministries, and an independent school tenant. Growth in the religious education and school programs coupled with use conflicts prompted this expansion project. Working with the entire congregation, staff and school personnel, we utilized our discovery™ workshop listening process to build consensus amongst the various users. Out of this work, a site master plan was developed. Included will be an addition of 4,000 s.f. to the existing 15,000 s.f. school; a 3,000 s.f. building to connect the 1910 church offices and 1975 community center, and solutions to make the entire campus accessible to the disabled.