PDX Parking Additions and Consolidated Rental Car Facility (PACR)

Portland, OR

  • Services Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Structural Engineering
  • Market(s) Aviation, Parking, Transportation/Transit
  • Sustainability First project in the Portland-metro area to use concrete containing recycled carbon dioxide
  • Awards Portland Business Journal's 2022 Transformer Award
    DJC Oregon TopProject 2022, First Place - Infrastructure & Telecom


acre site


million sf of parking
  • Owner Port of Portland
  • Architect YGH Architecture
  • Contractor JE Dunn
  • Collaborators DKS Associates - Traffic Engineer
    Mayer/Reed - Landscape Architect
    PAE Consulting Engineers - MEP
    PGAL - Parking Consultant
    GRI - Geotechnical Engineer
  • Team Portland, OR
PDX Parking Additions and Consolidated Rental Car Facility (PACR)

KPFF provided structural and civil engineering and surveying for the new seismically resilient 6-story, 100,000-sf office building that houses the Port of Portland’s Emergency Operations and Communication Center, Port Police, and Rental Car Facility, as well as the large 7-story, 1.5 million-sf consolidated parking and rental car garage at Portland International Airport.

KPFF carefully coordinated and developed a set of targeted seismic resilience criteria with the Port of Portland, to maximize value while ensuring critical operational goals will be met. The office building is designed as an essential facility and has been further strengthened beyond code requirements to be operational after a major seismic event. Additionally, the airport emergency operations center and associated data center within the building are protected by floor seismic isolation, which KPFF also designed for the system manufacturer, to ensure continuous operations of critical services under severe seismic events, despite the site’s highly liquefiable soils. The garage is designed to be readily repairable after a major seismic event and has been detailed to limit damage and settlement of the structure to avoid closing the garage. Structural components of the project also included new bridges and tunnels connecting to the existing parking garages.

The extensive site work included complex utility design and relocation, which required phased utility installation, coordination with active airport functions, and installation of new pump stations for sanitary sewer and drainage. Associated infrastructure improvements included relocating the toll plaza and access roadways, rerouting jockey roads for the rental car companies, and adding lanes to Airport Way.

PACR is part of the Port’s $2 billion PDX Next project, a series of large capital improvement projects.

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