This renovation and adaptive re-use of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse, is a unique example of Neoclassical Revival architecture created by Whidden and Lewis at a time of exceptional growth in Portland, Ore.
The building was constructed, in two phases in 1909 and 1914, of concrete-encased steel, with terracotta brick walls covered in plaster, and concrete slab floors. The penthouse was constructed of cementitious plaster with a ribbed metal roof. Wood construction was intentionally avoided as a fire prevention measure.
This local landmark is recognized as part of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Southwest Portland. The goal of the renovation is to re-purpose the Multnomah County Courthouse from a government-owned building to a unique, commercially viable mixed-use building highlighting key historic features.
Food and beverage, retail, event space and creative offices are currently being contemplated. The facade and significant historic elements will be retained, including the east entry lobby, the interconnecting grand staircase and the four historic, double-height courtrooms.
The building will undergo a seismic upgrade to ensure it survives another 100+ years.
The Waterfront is a dynamic mixed-use development reimagining an existing neighborhood on the edge of downtown Portland. It offers a rare 8-acre site, 8:1 floor area ratio (FAR), more than 3 million gross square feet planned and exclusive access to the Riverplace Marina. Building heights will range from 125 feet up to 325 feet.
This quality destination of commercial office, mixed-use residential, hotel and new publicly accessible open space is designed by world-renowned Kengo Kuma and Associates, and GBD Architects.
The neighborhood around the site has many elements of a complete neighborhood, but is currently underutilized. The project will revitalize the area with increased access to the Willamette River and marina, a diverse resident population, a thoroughfare for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, exceptional retail, a range of food and beverage options and a stylish, luxury neighborhood hotel.
The development will invite the public to be a part of its success in creating a true connection between the city and the river.
Located in the Cornfield Arroyo district of Chinatown, this 280-unit mixed use project is adjacent to Los Angeles’ newest major park. The new hybrid district is emerging as an exciting place to live, work, make things, rest, chill, play, dance or be entertained. From major events and concerts in the park to small music venues, wineries, craft breweries, old school diners, and top-tier restaurants, the district has an eclectic mix of uses which 200 Mesnager will respect and enhance.
Thanks to strong adjacencies to the USC+LAC Medical Center, the Arts District, Downtown LA, and the gold line to Pasadena via Highland Park, along with easy access to the I-5/Highway 101 and connectivity to the Studios, the site will benefit from a diverse renter pool. The project has been thoughtfully designed by GBD Architects to incorporate simple and elegant frames and silhouettes, with four buildings connected by a landscaped oculus. Interior design was led by local talent Sally Breer at Etc.Etera, which looks to the east-side lifestyle for inspiration.
The project will have 20,000 square feet of commercial uses which will blend place-making retail offerings with creative office.