An existing single-story, 100 by 100 foot concrete block and heavy timber “Reliable Parts” appliance store provided the bones for this mixed-use development in Portland’s latest “it” neighborhood, South East Division Street. By opening the West and South Street elevations at the ground floor and cantilevering new residential units above, we created a distinctive and dramatic new addition to the neighborhood. Duplex units with double-height window walls, alternating with single-story units, characterize the street elevation. A continuous second floor terrace, accessible to residents, opens the units to natural light and generous air flow. Red Cedar siding and galvanized steel railings provide rich texture to the building’s volumes.
San Francisco Business Times, June 6, “Retail development planned for Southeast Division,” 3103 S.E. Division, Portland, OR