TriMet Safety and Security Facility

Portland, Oregon

How do we design a flexible work space for public staff from diverse backgrounds which also encourages active community engagement?

FFA was recently selected to deliver design services for a tenant improvement which will house a new facility for TriMet’s safety and security personnel in Northeast Portland’s Lloyd District. To support the agency’s mission, which centers around being safe, convenient, reliable, accessible and welcoming to all, the space is designed to be warm and welcoming to the public, while maintaining safety and security for staff.

With these design goals in mind, the team incorporated a large, flexible, main floor Community Room to serve staff during internal meetings and trainings, as well as allowing for a range of community-focused functions. Additionally, FFA worked closely with the building’s core and shell team to navigate the challenges associated with the unique technical requirements of a secure facility located in a new parking garage.

The design of the new space features materials which reinforce TriMet’s place in the community, its established brand, and the agency’s long-term vision for their presence in the Portland-Metro Area.


17,000 sf
Project Contact:
Richard Grace, AIA
Partner, Market Lead
Conference Room (conceptual renderings subject to change)
Flexible Community Space Closed (conceptual renderings subject to change)
Flexible Community Space Open (conceptual renderings subject to change)