Resilient Office Building
- Melinda Miller, Principal Engineer
- Iva Handley, Acoustical Consultant
- Peter Allen, Senior Acoustical Engineer
ABD Engineering & Design worked with GBD Architects on the Oregon State Treasury Office Building. The two-story building is located in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, an earthquake epicenter. As part of its emergency planning, the OST required that its new workplace be built to continue operating after a variety of emergency scenarios. As a result, it is the first USRC base isolated structure in the United States. The project included certifications for United States Resiliency Council (USRC) Platinum, LEED Gold, and International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Net Zero Energy Certification.
ABD’s acoustical consulting services included recommendations for the building envelope to address the effects of exterior noise. Our interior recommendations for room acoustics employed a perforated acoustical deck and a variety of other treatment materials. We also consulted on noise isolation and mechanical noise control, plus casing radiated noise and vibration control design of mechanical systems.
Interior photos by Josh Partee