Zenger FarmPortland, Oregon
CategoriesCultural Arts and Non-profit
DECA designed a new classroom and office building for the Friends of Zenger Farm, a non-profit farm in outer SE Portland dedicated to promoting sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship and local economic development on a working urban farm. The 8,500 square foot building houses a teaching kitchen, a multi-use classroom, administrative offices and a produce preparation facility. It was designed to meet Earth Advantage Gold standards (currently under review) and includes one of the first steeply pitched green roofs and an innovative storm water management system. The project required navigating complex land use issues, working with local neighborhood organizations and sensitivity to onsite wetlands.
View the Oregonian's article about Zenger Farms
View the Portland Monthly Article