The Headwaters received the 2008 ACEC Oregon Engineering Excellence Grad Award and the 2008 ASLA Design Award
The building projects flank a daylighted formerly buried headwaters creek. The Headwaters also includes off-site daylighting of the creek, public stormwater and green street improvements. The Headwaters showcases the compatibility of dense urban infill and environmental design and development. The project's goal was to demonstrate that development need not cause environmental degradation and that, when done correctly, can catalyze environmental restoration.