- Landscape Architecture
- Urban Design
- Green roofs and eco-roofs
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
- Transit connections/alternative transportation
University Pointe offers apartment tower living for students of Portland State, an urban university located in the downtown. Located at a light rail and bus transit hub, this location enables students to travel conveniently throughout the city.
The u-shaped high-rise building contains a mix of student housing, retail, student services, and a PSU lecture hall. The central courtyard, a lush outdoor room centered on a rain garden, is highly visible through glazed perimeter walls of the lobby, hallways and apartment units above. Rainwater is showcased as it cascades out of wall-mounted scuppers into a series of connected bioswales that treat and detain the stormwater. Wooden footbridges cross the swales in the courtyard. Eco-roofs on the upper levels of the building further detain and clean stormwater. Mayer/Reed’s design for the entry at the northwest corner helps to distinguish it as a university-related building.