Asian Health & Service Center

Asian Health & Service Center

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​Bridging the healthcare inequity gap.

Since its inception in 1983, Asian Health & Service Center has served more than 10,000 Asians living in the tri-county Portland Metropolitan Area. The LEED-NC Gold certified new permanent center for Asian Health & Service Center features clinic space, administrative headquarters, and multipurpose community rooms. This project allows the nonprofit to expand and add new programs to provide cultural and language-specific preventive and integrated health care for both Asians and the broader Lents community.

Cross generational outreach

The multi-functional center provides services to a vast age range and population.

Asian Health & Service Center

Cultural ties

A full service kitchen allows visitors to connect with and share culinary traditions.

Inspired by a multitude of lanterns floating into the night sky, the Center’s design plays with layers and light. The yellow metal screen wall on the south façade gives the building distinct character, visual texture, and intriguing sun/shade patterns in the interior spaces. The glass-enclosed stair tower at the main entrance makes vertical circulation through the building visible to the outside. At night, the building’s lantern-like glow below the wood-lined cornice overhang makes it a visual icon in the neighborhood. On the interior, a lobby rock garden, wood screens, and a palette of warm greys with pops of red unite traditional Asian elements with contemporary design.

The building’s organization reflects AHSC’s tiered service model: the top floor welcomes a wide variety of community activities, the second floor houses staff and volunteers focused on general health services and outreach, and the ground floor provides personal consultation and clinic services. The third floor’s public spaces include a 6,000 square foot multifunction hall as well as kitchen and gathering areas used for exercise classes and lunch meal programs. A wood paneled indoor/outdoor terrace with views to Mount Hood overlooks a healing garden below.


Asian Health & Service Center


Portland, OR




30,000 sq. ft.




2020 Contract Magazine Inspirations Award Honorable Mention

2019 Daily Journal of Commerce Top Project Finalist

2018 Portland Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Transformer Award