Old Town Recovery Center

Portland, OR 


PROJECT TYPE - Healthcare & Housing
COMPLETION - November 2011
CLIENT - Central City Concern
SIZE - 45,000 sf


2012 - Center for Health Design:
Healthcare Environment Award Winner


Oct. 2012 - Contract magazine: Healthcare Award Winners
Dec. 2012 - Hospitality Design magazine: 
Healthcare Trends


LEED - BD+C NC Gold certified



The Old Town Recovery Center is a new half-block development for Central City Concern. Conceived to facilitate cutting-edge medical practice thinking and quality patient care, the design provides a healing therapeutic environment, following the philosophy that reducing patient stress can improve patient outcomes. 

The first phase is a three-story health clinic that provides integrated primary health and behavioral health care. Clinic programs focus on community-based, compassionate, safe and dignified care for low-income clients with mental illness or addiction challenges. The project connects to and expands the “Old Town Clinic”, a primary health clinic in the adjacent Richard L Harris Building. The second phase of the project includes a future high-rise housing development above the clinic.

Project Completed by Paul Jeffreys as Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer while at SERA Architects

Photos used with the kind permission of Michael Mathers Photography.
Renderings used with the kind permission of SERA Architects.