Albina Water Research Centre with Emma Schumacher
00:00 / 26:28


Located in Northeast Portland, the Albina Water Research Centre promotes community involvement, environmental reparation, and government transparency. Bordering the centre to the north is a large constructed wetland that filters rain- and grey-water naturally on-site for reuse, and on the south, it borders a civic quad that engages with several large-scale community gathering spaces such as the Portland Moda Centre. The building holds the administrative offices for the Portland Water Bureau as well as a volunteer outreach centre for a local river wildlife organisation. A large portion of the building is also devoted to public meeting spaces and classrooms.