The Portland Building Enclosure group will be organizing a tour of the in-progress renovation of the Portland Building. The project is located at 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Touring guests will need to check-in, sign-in, and fill out waivers prior to the tour; please congregate under Portlandia at fifteen minutes prior to the tour Thursday, April 4th.
DLR Group and Howard S Wright are working on the new renovation of this iconic building. We ask that guests bring their own PPE, including: 1. Hard hats 2. Vests 3. Pants 4. Shoes w/ankle support 5. Safety glasses.
Designed by Michael Graves and built in 1982 as administrative offices for the City of Portland, The Portland Building is an award-winning example of Post Modern architecture. The building was later placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a building of “exceptional importance,” but it currently faces problems with its structure, exterior, and operational systems that repairs alone cannot address. To protect and preserve this major public investment, the City has initiated a $195 million project to reconstruct the Portland Building by the end of 2020. The City will create an adaptable building that will last 50-100 years, providing a productive work environment for employees and a welcoming space for community members.
The Portland Building Reconstruction project brings the City an opportunity to create a building that meets current and future needs. The completed building will provide a welcoming environment for our community and ensure viable office space to serve the public well into the future.
The Project includes:
- Repair/replacement of the building exterior
- Repair/replacement of electric, mechanical, plumbing, and technical systems
- Seismic upgrades
- Improved accessibility for all occupants and visitors
- Workspace and safety improvements
- LEED Gold building certification
- Historic preservation
The tour will be limited to 30 participants in two groups. The first group from Noon to 1 and the second group from 1 to 2.