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Classical Chinese Garden

The Classical Chinese Garden is the largest and most complete Suzhou garden in North America. The 500 tons of rock used to recreate ancient designs were imported from China.

Portland, Oregon

Client: Robertson, Merryman, Barnes Architects

Building Size: 40,000 sf

Project Cost: $12.8 million

Interface provided electrical, mechanical, plumbing and lighting design for both the interior and exterior of the Classical Chinese Garden, a historically accurate Ming Dynasty garden occupying an entire city block in Portland’s Chinatown district. The garden celebrates Portland’s sister city relationship with Suzhou, a city of six million along China’s central coast known for its beautiful garden. Opened in September 2000, the garden features waterfalls, rockeries, courtyards, ponds, covered bridges, a teahouse and other buildings.

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