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Mercy Corps Headquarters
Mercy Corps Global Headquarters; Portland, Ore.
"Mercy Corps is a global relief organization that works to turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. Their new headquarters is comprised of the restoration of a 42,000 sq. ft. neglected historical landmark in a challenging urban district and an addition of similar size," the AIA site states.
According to the AIA site, low-water plants in the landscape account for a more than 50-percent reduction in irrigation water. Landscape plants are xeriscaped to eliminate the need for irrigation water.
Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded:
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