PROVIDENCE ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS

The project site is located at the intersection of four neighborhoods: Hollywood, Rose City, Laurelhurst and North Tabor. While the plaza has the strongest physical connection to the Hollywood District, the goal of an extensive neighborhood outreach and public involvement process was to include all four neighborhood associations in the design and review process. The result of the community outreach process was the successful approval of the plaza and the new building.

The plan design of the plaza is a simple mirror of the re-alignment of 47th Avenue. The design response of the site along Halsey Street was of a streetscape, similar to a more urban environment with pedestrian walkway, landscape and site furniture zones. The north plaza provides a series of benches and seat walls for waiting mass transit riders. The seat walls then contain a raised lawn panel to provide separation from the more active environment along Halsey without limiting views into the plaza.

COMPLETION: 2008

OWNER: Providence Health & Services

ARCHITECT: Jon R Jurgens Architects

CONTRACTOR: JE Dunn

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