- Melinda Miller, Principal Engineer
Mirabella is the first LEED Platinum Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the United States. The client’s vision included building in an urban location that would enable seniors to remain connected and engaged with the greater downtown Portland community. The 30-story, 284 unit, sustainable residential tower includes an adjacent 4-story podium, containing the healthcare program. Mirabella’s innovative design and its residents’ active involvement in post-occupancy sustainability are making it a model of senior living nationwide.
Ankrom Moisan architects worked with our Professional Engineer, Melinda Miller (while employed at another firm), to achieve the LEED required mechanical noise control and noise isolation throughout the facility, including the always-challenging floors of the fitness rooms. Pleasing room acoustics throughout the common spaces, health and fitness centers, helped to earn Mirabella a variety of awards for design, green sustainable residential community merit, and various senior living Gold Nugget prizes.