Willamette Center Shelter | Portland, OR

Working to End Homelessness

  • Completion Date 2016
  • Budget $1.2M
  • Scale 14,000 SF

SOJ worked with Multnomah County, the Portland Housing Bureau, Transition Projects Inc., and the A Home for Everyone collaborative to complete the adaptive reuse of a warehouse into a shelter serving 120 women and couples. The renovation included adding showers and bathrooms, a new kitchen, ADA access, and mechanical, electrical, and security upgrades — all of which were completed on a very tight timeframe to ensure the shelter would open before the arrival of winter.

SOJ Scope

  • Entitlements Management
  • Management of Planning, Design and Construction

Project Partners

  • Client:
    • Multnomah County
  • Architect:
    • Merryman Barnes
    • Architects
  • General Contractor:
    • Colas Construction