Washington County Center for Addictions Triage & Treatment

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The Washington County Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT) consists of two buildings, the Beaverton Recovery Center and the Hillsboro Recovery Center, which together will provide comprehensive addiction treatment support. Oregon ranks 48th in the nation for access to substance use treatment programs, and there are currently only 32 residential treatment beds in Washington County. CATT will be an important step in closing this huge gap in treatment services.

Both buildings are renovations of existing developments, with additions for more space to fit programming needs. The Beaverton Recovery Center will include 16,600 square feet of new construction. The design team is transforming these aging offices into welcoming, serene spaces by using modern finishes, calming color palettes, and natural daylighting strategies to create a welcoming environment for those seeking treatment and support services.

Beaverton Recovery Center

Located in Beaverton, Oregon, the Beaverton Recovery Center (BRC) will provide spaces for residential treatment, sobering, withdrawal management, and transitional services. Residential treatment sleeping rooms and clinical spaces will be primarily located in the addition, and will include 56 residential beds, where a person will typically live for 30-90 days in a supportive environment that will help foster skills to avoid relapse. The Withdrawal Management program will provide 16 beds for short-term services, typically 3-5 days, with 24/7 nurse monitoring and addiction support. The sobering program will provide safe and monitored space for individuals who are acutely intoxicated. Both active and quiet sobering rooms will be available, where individuals will be monitored and given necessary medical care for approximately 4-12 hours. Finally, the transitional services will provide 6 beds for individuals as they transition out of residential treatment or between programs.

Access to nature is provided through two enclosed courtyards, one for active use and one for quiet contemplation. The active use courtyard will have a basketball hoop and open area for residents to get some exercise. The quiet courtyard will have walking paths and seating for small group therapy.

The building is a renovation of and addition to a 9-1-1 dispatch center. The design team took care during programming and planning to ensure that equitable space would be given to the gender separated wings of both residential and detox, while taking every opportunity to incorporate nature through internal courtyards, skylights, and windows in hallways. Emphasis was put on plan organization that promotes clear wayfinding with lobby/reception areas at the entrances and clearly defined corridors and sightlines throughout the building.

Design features include skylights, a natural color palette that avoids stark whites and high contrast elements, and wood accents, to create a welcoming reception and intake experience. The existing wood ceiling is exposed in key areas throughout the building renovation.

Hillsboro Recovery Center

Located in Hillsboro, Oregon, the Hillsboro Recovery Center (HRC) is a renovation of an existing single-story commercial office building that will host county offices, supportive housing services, a peer drop-in lounge, and a future pharmacy. The crisis services/walk-in center will be operated by LifeWorks NW, and will connect both mental health and substance use treatment by providing urgent behavioral health crisis intervention, assessment, and stabilization services. The outpatient services, operated by Solutions Group, will include evidence-based interventions, peer support, medication management and counseling. The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon (MHAAO) will operate the peer drop-in center, which will give individuals in recovery as well as their friends, family, and other supporters a space to come together for connection and mutual support.

The HRC “Hub” is a central connector to many of the building’s program areas. Wood niches with bench seating will allow visitors to use the hub as a place to gather, eat, or as an informal waiting area.

Trauma-informed design principles guided the cool-toned interior color palette, natural wood elements, interior vegetation in key areas, and varied lighting strategies to promote client comfort in sensitive areas. Care was taken to include access to nature, with an outdoor courtyard and ample natural lighting throughout. The hub features six skylights, including a large custom skylight located at the center of the hub.

Warm, wood tone phenolic panels and exposed wood beams contrast the cool tones of the exterior paint, bringing prominence and emphasis to the entries.


Washington County


BRC – Beaverton, OR
HRC – Hillsboro, OR

Anticipated Completion

BRC – Fall 2025
HRC – Spring 2025


BRC – 40,600 sq. ft.
HRC – 42,000 sq. ft.