2.Ink Studio | Wasterwater Treatment Facility
Title: Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant Support Facility
Project: Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant Support Facility, Portland, OR
Firm: 2.Ink Studio
Summary: Encompassing 147 acres adjacent to Portland, Oregon’s Columbia Slough, the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant (CBWTP) is Oregon’s largest water treatment facility. Serving 614,000 customers, the plant operates around the clock to treat an average of 80-90 million gallons of sewage daily through a complex series of mechanical and biological processes.
In 2010 the plant operator, Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Sciences (BES), began a design process for development of a new Support Facility Builidng. Landscape Master Planning focused on increased site efficiencies, integration of sustainability strategies, and the creation of a public interface for previously hidden plant processes.