The Confluence Building

Vision Statement of the Shared Space Coalition:

Co-locating and sharing resources increases the social and environmental impact of our network beyond what we could accomplish as individual organizations. Working together to carry out our missions will lead to a greater number and diversity of current and future residents engaging with and valuing the natural world around us. Our collective impact will mean better environmental conservation of mid-Willamette Valley lands, waters, and wildlife. We embrace the change this journey creates within our individual organizations and collaborative network and acknowledge that such change strengthens our ability to accomplish our goals.


  1. We value collaboration to operate more effectively by leveraging our limited resources.

  2. We value innovation to create a culture of creativity that accepts risk of failure as part of the process of innovation.

  3. We value impact and our ability to demonstrate and measure how our efforts are creating meaningful change.

  4. We value equity and diversity and the practice of equity among our clients, community, staff, and boards.

  5. We value integrity, including authenticity, transparency, and honesty among all stakeholders.

The Confluence building team is committed to local & sustainable design:

  • 75% of building materials sourced, grown and processed within 30 miles

  • 80% of construction labor consists of workers living within 2 miles and commuting by bicycle

  • 98% of construction waste & packaging material is re-used or recycled

  • Zero solvent-based coatings used

  • Solar panels

  • Paintless exterior

  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures

The long-term outcomes of this shared space center will reduce operations costs for tenants, create more formal working collaborations across partner program areas, and raise public awareness and support for the building's tenants - thereby enabling the partner organizations to deepen the impact of
their own missions and achieve greater ecological outcomes for their organization and our community.

The Confluence building, 400 block of SW 2nd in downtown Corvallis.

Local timber being milled for beams to be used in The Confluence.

Project Partners of The Confluence, 2018.

Downtown Office

116 SW 4th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333

Avery House Nature Center

1200 SW Avery Park Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333

SAGE Garden

4485 SW Country Club Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333