Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

The aging, inefficient and undersized Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters requires an immediate need for a new building. The current headquarters is housed in the 1923 McCoy Building at 426 S.W. Stark. This former retail and office space was never designed to house administrative headquarters, medical clinics and the public health emergency command center. The current Health Department serves 748,000 county residents and operates the largest safety net clinic system in Oregon which includes a federally qualified health center with 33 different primary care and school-based, dental and specialty clinic sites. The Department also is the Local Public Health Authority responsible for disease prevention, health promotion and public education. With such great responsibility to support the county's health needs, a new facility is needed to meet the demand for health services.

Heery is providing commissioning services for the new Health Department Headquarters building. The project will end with a new, nine-story (including a penthouse), 157,000 SF Health Department Headquarters building, providing individual clinical, workplace and support space program needs. The project will be delivered under a recently awarded, multi-project five-year IDIQ agreement.

Heery will provide commissioning services to coordinate and oversee the traditionally separate functions of:

  • Design and operational review
  • Installation
  • Equipment start-up
  • Functional acceptance testing
  • System performance verification
  • Project hand-over documentation
  • Facilities operations training
  • Warranty phase review




Portland, OR


609,000 SF