Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Standing Tall
The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Oregon, was just named the Best Tall Buildings in the Americas by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH). According to the Council "the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is a renovation of an existing 1970s office tower, transforming a banal “energy hog” into a high-performing, attractive building that seems more lightweight by an order of magnitude, yet affords more floor space than the previous version." The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is an 18-story, 525,000 square foot facility that is home to more than 16 federal agencies and 1,200 federal employees. The building was originally constructed in 1974 and underwent a major renovation between 2009 and 2013. Today the building is a cornerstone of GSA's green building portfolio with all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and data systems designed to make it one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country. The work was completed by a team of Cutler Anderson Architects as the Design Excellence Architect, SERA Architects and Howard S. Wright Construction who were awarded the contract in 2010.