Portland VA Hospital Retrofit

Seismic Upgrade and Re-skin

July 2020
Portland, OR
ZGF Architects

A new look and feel for the existing Portland Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, a building ZGF originally designed in the early 1980’s. A new panelized curtain wall skin will replace the existing tile facade in phases while addressing the need for a new lateral system to withstand anticipated seismic loads. Work must be phased delicatly to allow the hosiptal to remain in operation as work is completed around the campus.

Karl Sonnenberg
Braulio Baptista
David Staczek
Malcolm Brown
David Grigsby

Tiana Kimball
Scott Tarrant
Abby Short

Joint Partner:
Leo A Daly

Design Development (Renderings by Justin Sant + Ben Feicht)

Schematic Design

Before and After

‘Beacon of Hope’ Concept Diagrams

50% SD Renderings

Entry & Drop Off Canopy Design

Additive Solar Shade Studies

Sustainability Analysis with Baha Sadreddin