PORTLAND, Ore.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Recognizing that lasting solutions for community resilience must be grounded in place, Biohabitats, a world leader in conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design, has opened its Cascadia Bioregion office in Portland, OR.
“We’re eager to help support the biodiversity that sustains health, culture, economy, and well-being of this part of the world while creating vibrant, resilient communities.”
The Portland office allows the firm to better serve its clients in the Cascadia Bioregion. Biohabitats’ current work in the Portland area includes design for Nike headquarters, the Fernhill Wetlands project with Clean Water Services, and Hassalo on Eighth with American Assets Trust.
Fully staffed and operating in its new space in Old Town/Chinatown, Biohabitats has a 30-year history of helping communities link the built and natural environment through holistic water management and ecosystem restoration. Known for its expertise in natural wastewater treatment, innovative stormwater management, habitat restoration, and regenerative design, the firm has collaborated on numerous award-winning projects, including the Omega Center for Sustainable Living, one of the world’s first certified Living Buildings.
“The ecology of the Cascadia Bioregion is not just a part of the area’s beauty; it is its life support system,” said senior engineer Pete Muñoz, who heads up the Portland office. “We’re eager to help support the biodiversity that sustains health, culture, economy, and well-being of this part of the world while creating vibrant, resilient communities.”
To celebrate the opening of its Cascadia Bioregion office, Biohabitats will host an open house on November 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at 412 NW Couch Street, Suite 202. Brightworks, a sustainability firm that shares both office space and a corporate ethic with Biohabitats, will co-host the event.
Founded in 1982, Biohabitats works throughout the world to restore the earth and inspire ecological stewardship. With headquarters in its Chesapeake/Delaware Bays Bioregion office in Baltimore, the firm also operates out of bioregional offices in Santa Fe (Southwest Basin and Range), Denver (Southern Rocky Mountains), Raleigh (Southeast), Glen Ridge, NJ (Hudson River), and Cleveland (Great Lakes). The company also has field offices in Richmond, Va., Charleston, S.C. and Montpelier, Vt.