Multnomah County East County Courthouse

Gresham, Oregon

LRS was selected to provide design services for the East County Courts project which included preliminary schematic drawings, site plans, sustainability elements and project financing options. The $19.6 million building contains three courts in three stories, and features a public plaza.

The project replaces the old Gresham courthouse, which had fallen into disrepair and was determined to be inadequate to function as a courthouse. The new courthouse, located at 185th and Stark in the Rockwood neighborhood of Gresham, will anchor the redevelopment of the much anticipated Gresham Civic District. 

Sustainable features include:

  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Open loop ground source heat pump
  • Combination of eco-roof and photovoltaics
  • Radiant heat floor slab in lobbies
  • Long-life induction lamping at exterior light fixtures