Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility

Hillsboro, Oregon

The City of Hillsboro in conjunction with Tuality Healthcare and Pacific University hired LRS to design this new Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF). The primary purpose of the project was to leverage transit-oriented development to increase ridership on MAX. The building contains 794 parking spaces on 5 levels for use by Tuality Healthcare, Pacific University, and public parking. The public parking component qualified the project for Federal Transit Administration funding. The ground level of the project contains 20,000 SF for commercial uses. The top level of the structure contains solar panels mounted to carport-like structures that will help to power the building. A commuter bicycle station, electric car charging stations, and a landscaped public plaza complete the project.

The skin of the garage is a mix of brick and cast concrete. The variation of material is designed to visually reduce the bulk of the building and make it more pedestrian-friendly. A series of regular openings give the parking structure the appearance of being an active-use building and reflecting the fenestration of nearby campus buildings. Added texture is provided by metal mesh screens from the street level to the top of the third floor. The stair and elevator towers and the ground-floor active spaces are glazed with an energy-efficient turquoise-hued glass. Elongated banners, featuring the logo of the campus, line the street facades for added color and visual interest.

Award of Excellence - “Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 Spaces”, International Parking Institute, 2012

OCAPA Excellence in Concrete Award, 2011

DJC Top Projects Award, 2011