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Desert Rain II, Bend, Oregon

Attaining net zero water & net zero energy in a high desert climate is quite a challenge!


This residential building complex is registered with the International Living Building Institute and expects to attain full Living Building certification and LEED Platinum certification. Vidas has been working with the project team since September 2009 providing LEED & Living Building consulting services.

The Team has collaborated extensively developing integrated systems for optimum PV production and rainwater catchment. Salvaged materials and local building products will be used throughout the project. Vidas has been locating materials and products that meet this rigorous standard, including complying with the Red List. Read more about the Living Building Challenge requirements.


drii platformThe "viewing platform" at finished floor level and the future Curved Wall.


ODOT Region 4 Delivery Building

The Oregon Department of Transportation is expanding their Region 4 Headquarters to include a new Project Delivery Building. Vidas is working with BBT Architects, Inc, as the LEED Architect.  She organized and lead a charrette in March 2011, guiding the design team and ODOT users to develop the project green building goals.

drii stake outSurvey stakes are placed at future building corners and at the finished floor level to help the designers determine potential view opportunities.  


drii stakingView from the future Sitting Room.



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ML Vidas

Vidas Architecture, LLC

cell: 503.791.1807

email: ml@mlvidas.com


Oregon Registered Architect

Earth Advantage Project Steward
Living Building Consultant