More stories about Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

  • boora architects

    Where do we go from here? That was the existential (and practical) question Boora Architects faced in fall 2005, with the end of its lease at the historic Morgan Building in downtown Portland, Ore., looming.

  • Designing Around Courtyards

  • fractal simile

    John Holmes, AIA, and Mack Selberg, AIA, have been talking for years about designing a building based upon fractal geometry. So, when some forward-thinking developers approached Holmes to do a multifamily high-rise in Portland, Ore.'s Pearl District, he called upon his old friend for help.

  • Integrating Habitats in Oregon

    A design competition for the Portland, Ore., region—called Integrating Habitats—has been established with the aim of furthering the balance between development and conservation.

  • case study: 8NW8th, Portland, Ore.

    Portland-based Central City Concern believes housing must provide much more than shelter for low-income individuals undergoing substance abuse rehabilitation. It must help ease them back into society, safely and effectively.

  • log haven

    When Jeff Kovel left his first job in Telluride, Colo., little did he know the log cabin motif would reappear later in his career. After nine years spent working on hip, contemporary residential and commercial projects, the Portland, Ore.–based architect designed Doug Fir, a restaurant, lounge, and...

  • teach your clients well

    Architect Scott Guyon, AIA, thinks of his clients as heroes. Of the new homes built in central Kentucky last year, only about 10 percent were designed by architects. So, he figures, the relatively few brave souls who request his services are not ordinary people. They have a higher threshold for...

  • box & one lofts, portland, ore.

    This is urban living," said the jury, who were impressed by the project's strong indoor-outdoor connections and neighborhood feel.

  • jake's run condominiums, portland, ore.

    Fletcher Farr Ayotte faced a contextual conundrum when it agreed to design a high-end, five-unit infill project in Portland.

  • johnson street townhomes, portland, ore.

    The judges chose Johnson Street Townhomes for a grand award because, as one said, "It's a good piece of urbanism."