40,000 sf expansion / 42,000 sf renovation/restoration
Completed in 2009
The new Mercy Corps Global Headquarters is a place of action. It is designed to invite, teach and encourage visitors – especially students – to get personally involved in answering the great world challenges of our day: poverty, hunger and conflict.
The organization’s new headquarters exemplifies their sustainable, community-focused approach. The project restored and doubled the size of the Packer-Scott Building, a historic Portland landmark, and features a green roof, glass sunscreen shades that provide alternative power, low flow fixtures and resource-friendly landscaping.
The headquarters also includes the Action Center – a window to the world – featuring interactive exhibits that educate visitors about the constantly changing nature of relief and development work and provide suggestions for concrete ways people can act now to help.