The Rotary Youth Center at Morrison

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The Rotary Youth Center at Morrison

Portland, Oregon

The Rotary Youth Center at Morrison is a multipurpose gym and gathering space being designed for Morrison Family Services at their Sandy Blvd location. The new facility will support treatment, training, physical education, recreation, and group meetings for teens and adults participating in Morrison Family Service’s many community support programs.

Plans for the updated grounds include an entry plaza, a large rear gathering patio, terraced gardens, a playing field, and a picnic area.  A series of exercise pathways and stairs connect the spaces with a variety of seating opportunities for informal counseling and relaxation.  Native, drought tolerant, and habitat plantings are featured throughout.

Storm water will be managed in a variety of ways, including a green roof, a cistern to collect roof runoff for irrigation, and a series of rain gardens.

The design team is led by EMA Architects. All members of the design team are volunteering their services on a partly pro bono basis to support Morrison Family Service’s dedication to the community.

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