Port of Vancouver

Vancouver, WA

Landmark Styling
This design for the Port of Vancouver office Headquarters is intended to create a landmark building to establish the Port’s identity and give it an anchor point within the community.  The building uses blue-tinted glass and metal to evoke a forward-looking style.

Prime Mover Imagery
The building’s overhangs, cantilever floors, and observation deck recall imagery of a ship’s bridge and a train engine cab; the Port’s prime industrial movers.  The 8th Floor Garden Deck’s Observation level is accessible from the Port Commission Conference Room, for commissioners and their clients to survey the Port properties and visualize the evolution that lives ahead.

Sustainable Design
Recognizing the responsibility involved in the design of sustainable buildings, Shur Architects utilized Green technology, such as shading devices, recycled materials, an eco roof, and on-site rainwater run-off filtration, thus further enhancing the Port’s role as a model for industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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