Hillsboro Civic Center

Hillsboro, Oregon
Placemaking, Wayfinding

An Exterior Sign Masterplan for Hillsboro Civic Center provides wayfinding between buildings, other city services and parking lots. Both the general program and the use of specific materials complemented the city’s successful effort to obtain a LEED gold award. Founded in 1843, Hillsboro is one of the oldest towns in Oregon, figuring prominently in Oregon history from the original county seat of Northwestern Oregon to today’s high tech mecca. We developed panels telling this unfolding story along a history walk at the edge of the plaza. Cantilevered aluminum brackets allow the porcelain enamel panels to be easily accessible to all. Inside the story continues with the conversion of a former brownfield site to a LEED Gold honoree.