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This historic converted castellated armory now houses Portland Center Stage and its two theaters. Green materials and design mesh with original wood trusses, stone and brick. (KPFF Project)

Sustainable Features:

  • First theater in the U.S. and first building on the National Register of Historic Places to achieve a LEED Platinum rating.
  • 88% water savings.
  • Integrated water system treats recycled runoff from the roof and from the public right-of-way. A 12,000-gallon underground cistern collects the roof water and recirculates it for landscape design features and plumbing.
  • Pervious pavers and bioswales absorb rainwater for use in landscape maintenance.


  • 2007 AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Award Honorable Mention
  • 2007 AIA/IIDA Oregon Chapter Annual Design Awards, Honor Award
  • 2007 Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence: The Americas
  • 2007 ACEC Oregon Grand Award
  • 2008 Architectural Heritage Center/Bosco-Milligan Foundation Preservation in Action Pinnacle Award

Nearby Attractions:


and Vera Katz Sliver Park