The Portland Audubon has outgrown their current space in more ways than one. Over 25 years have elapsed since the facilities were last renovated, and like most aspects of life, technology and space planning have changed significantly during that time. Their Wildlife Care Center is to be expanded from a single-story to a two-story building, and the addition of a surgical suite within the Center is planned as well. A primary project goal is to modernize the Center to allow Portland Audubon to remain on the cutting-edge of wildlife care and provide the best patient treatment possible. Other project goals include creating a safe environment for volunteers and staff and increasing the ability to provide educational services with a revitalized campus. The building is designed to reflect the ethos of the Portland Audubon — it uses bird-safe architecture standards, and each material and design consideration is made according to preserving wildlife habitat and enhancing human health. Sustainability is paramount as well. Sustainable features include plastic-free interior finishes to remove the possibility for toxic off-gassing for sensitive patients, low-flow plumbing, energy-efficient lighting, dark-sky-compliant lighting, enhanced outside air using efficient HVAC and operable windows, native landscaping, and reduced use of concrete for better stormwater drainage. SEA is proud to support Portland Audubon’s mission to inspire the love and support of nature through this exciting, upgraded facility.