AIA Center for Architecture
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Architecture is a demonstration of how to enhance a modest building with immense enthusiasm. The building, which was originally constructed as a livery stable in 1867, achieved a LEED Platinum rating and will meet the 2030 challenge for carbon-neutral construction. With only 5,000 sf of space, it will be one of the smallest LEED Platinum projects in North America.
The building serves as the headquarters for the AIA Portland and Oregon Chapters. It also provides space for art and design exhibits, conferences, receptions, lectures, and AIA programs for the architectural community and the public. In addition, it is an architectural resource center for the public. The building is a demonstration space for sustainable strategies, environmental design, and energy-efficient building methods.
The Center is located in Portland’s Pearl District, a former industrial area that now is a thriving, brick-and-steel landscape of artists’ lofts, urban parks, galleries, and restaurants.