Holst Architecture

Holst Architecture

Portland, OR


De Paul Treatment Centers Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Addiction Treatment Center in Portland

By holstarchitecture
May 11, '20 1:56 PM EST

Portland, OR, May 1, 2020 – On Thursday, April 30th, local dignitaries and community members including Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Speaker of the House Tina Kotek participated in De Paul Treatment Centers’ virtual groundbreaking event to celebrate and kick off the building of their new modern, state-of-the art addiction treatment facility. The virtual groundbreaking event was a monumental moment for De Paul Treatment Centers who have provided Oregonians with treatment services for drug and alcohol addiction spanning five decades.

Maree Wacker, De Paul’s Chief Executive Officer remarked “We are pleased to bring this new resource to our communities and continue the legacy of our organization’s mission to serve all who struggle with substance use and mental health disorders. By offering the full continuum of care under one roof we can join the patient’s full journey to recovery.”

The new two-story 53,000 sq. ft. facility, designed by Holst Architecture, will sit on 3.4 acres of therapeutically planned green space in Southeast Portland, OR in the Gateway District. The new treatment center has been designed using trauma-informed principles and is purpose built to provide holistic care for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Characterized by ample natural light, the facility will offer patients the opportunity to engage in an approach to healing that cultivates hope despite years of illness and trauma. The new facility’s contemporary design evokes calm and respite in a beautiful setting.

This project is transformational for De Paul and improves access to substance use disorder treatment in a high needs area of our community. The programs offered will include a full continuum of care – medical withdrawal management, residential treatment, and outpatient services – and community gathering spaces for education, assembly, and celebration.

“It's reassuring for me to know that those suffering from addiction will continue to receive comprehensive quality and individualized care in the positive environment that this new facility will offer when it opens next year” said Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland, OR.

The facility will deliver treatment services to over 5,100 individuals and their families a year and reach an additional 5,300 individuals through community education programs. De Paul Treatment Centers’ new facility is highly anticipated and welcomed by the entire Portland community. The Center is scheduled to open in the spring of 2021 and is made possible with both private and public funding.

“This new building will make a major difference for fighting substance use disorders in Oregon. This new building will provide health care to thousands of Oregonians every year regardless of who they are, where they come from, what they can pay, or how they identify. This new building will be a light for the community of recovery throughout Oregon” said Harry Wilson, Former Chair and current member of De Paul’s Board of Directors.

De Paul Treatment Centers
De Paul Treatment Centers is a CARF-accredited, behavioral health care non-profit in Portland, Oregon serving Oregonians since 1974. De Paul offers co-occurring treatment for substance use and mental health disorders and provides medical withdrawal management, residential treatment, outpatient therapy, family therapy, peer services, and DUII programs. Please visit https://www.depaultreatmentcen... for more information.

Holst Architecture

Holst Architecture is an award-winning, women-owned architecture firm of forty professionals based in Portland, Oregon. Holst creates innovative buildings tailored to each client’s needs, while expressing the highest environmental, social, and aesthetic ideals. Most importantly, they strive to make a social impact with every space they design. Their projects for commercial, residential, education, hospitality, and non-profit organizations have been widely published and recognized with over fifty design awards in the last ten years.

Virtual tour of new addiction treatment center