The new Downtown Center for Lane Community College is a state-of-the-art educational facility and housing complex that provides an excellent learning and living environment for a diverse student population. With a goal of creating a “building that teaches”, sustainable elements were designed to be visible for observation and study. Cameron McCarthy was responsible for comprehensive site design of all outdoor spaces including: walks, plazas, site furniture, irrigation, and planting. Our services included design, bid/permit documents and construction administration. The project strives to meet LEED Platinum certification for the academic wing and LEED Gold Certification for the housing wing. Construction was completed in 2012.