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Net Zero in the Free Market


2nd Annual Tysons Sustainability Summit

Apr 28, 2016

This Thursday, at the 2nd Annual Tysons Sustainability Summit, join Institute for Market Transformation Senior Program Associate Leonard Kolstad and Interface Engineering Principal Kevin Cahill...

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Lauded with AIA Sustainable Design Award


Apr 22, 2016

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the U.S. General Services Administration Region 10’s (GSA) Edith...

Interface Incorporates 400,000 Gallon Cistern Into Black Water Re-use Design


Apr 21, 2016

Our amazing Plumbing Engineers recently incorporated a membrane bioreactor and  400,000 gallon cistern into the San Ysidro US Land Port of Entry (Miller Hull...

Blanchet House


Mar 29, 2016

Members of our Portland Community Outreach Group volunteered their time at the Blanchet House this afternoon, helping to serve over 400 hot meals to those...

Interface San Francisco & Taylor Design Get Their Bowl On


Mar 22, 2016

Design teams from Taylor Design and Interface SF recently stepped out to raise money for LEAP at the “Get Your Bowl On” event. Let the...

Facades and The Environment


District Architecture Center

Mar 11, 2016

Advances in high-performance facades are enhancing not only building environmental performance, but also the quality of working environments and worker productivity. Join Robert Moje (VMDO...

2016 News Makers Award


Daily Journal of Commerce

Mar 04, 2016

The Daily Journal of Commerce recently honored Interface’s Portland office as a 2016 News Makers recipient. Now in its eighth year, the program recognizes individuals and...

Interface Milestones


Feb 18, 2016

Our team members are exceptional in their dedication to the company and our clients. As a recognition for this service, we are excited to offer...

High Marks



Feb 01, 2016

USGBC+ looks into Colombia’s investment in LEED certification, including Interface’s work on the Tierra Firme mixed-use development. Read more in the Feburary issue. ...

Portland architects pioneer a 1.2M-square-foot technology park in China


Portland Business Journal

Nov 02, 2015

The LRS Architects and Interface Engineering team is the first Pacific Northwest-based design group to deliver a LEED Platinum Core and Shell certified project in China: the Zhangjiang...

2015 WAN Sustainable Buildings Shortlist


Oct 06, 2015

We were pleased to see two of our projects selected for this year’s WAN Sustainable Buildings Shortlist: The Net-Zero Energy Certified Sacred...

Downtown DC is Getting Smarter With New Technology


Sep 08, 2015

Our DC Office, in collaboration with Greenspace, the Downtown BID, Autodesk, and Georgetown University, has developed a plan for a new digital energy platform for...

Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center


Portland Business Journal

Aug 25, 2015

The University of Portland celebrated the opening of the Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center (HOK) this month—a new 73,000 sf facility...

Net-Zero Energy: Schools that Make the Grade


Greenbuilding Brasil

Aug 11, 2015

With the emergence of established building performance targets and concerns over climate change, the push to design net zero energy buildings is stronger than ever....

Walter Taylor Award: Tesla STEM School


Daily Journal of Commerce

May 29, 2015

Lake Washington School District’s Tesla STEM School (Integrus Architecture) has been awarded the Walter Taylor Award from the American Association of School...

Better Bricks Commercial Real Estate Awards


May 26, 2015

Portland’s Stadium Fred Meyer (Mackenzie) received top honors at this year’s Better Bricks Commercial Real Estate Awards, earning Retail Project of...

Leveraging the BAS

Leveraging the BAS


Consulting-Specifying Engineer

May 07, 2015

Associate Principal and Senior Electrical Engineer David Chesley offers insight into the application of building automation systems (BAS), and how they were used to control...

Coming soon: A peek at the James Beard Public Market design


Portland Business Journal

Apr 24, 2015

The James Beard Market is currently under development. Snøhetta unveiled renderings to the public in June, and provided design details about the much-anticipated project. To read...

CLSB Honors and Awards


Apr 21, 2015

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower (CO Architects with SERA Architects) continues to receive accolades, most recently earning the ...

Stevens Library achieves Net-Zero Energy Building Certification


Feb 18, 2015

Sacred Heart Lower and Middle School’s Stevens Library (WRNS Studio) in Atherton, CA has achieved Net-Zero Energy Building Certification (NZEB) by the...

Affordable Living Design Competition


DC Living Building Challenge Collaborative

Feb 12, 2015

The DC Living Building Challenge Collaborative, in collaboration with the DC Department of Housing and Community Development and the District Department of the Environment, have...
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