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DeMuro Award Winner – Restore Oregon

September 19, 2022

Our Oregon Square Redevelopment project is being honored with Restore Oregon’s DeMuro Award! This program works for the revitalization, reuse, and community preservation within our state. The two buildings (similar but not identical) bookend the Oregon Square Plaza, providing an opportunity for unique design details. The architectural style of both buildings belongs to the early ...

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A Pair of California Hotels Mine History for a New Chapter

August 22, 2022

The Holbrooke and National Exchange Hotels from Acme Hospitality revitalize two Gold Rush-era structures Restoring two of California’s oldest, most storied hotels was not technically an adaptive reuse project, but the scope of the undertaking was no less daunting. “It was instantly both exciting and terrifying,” says Acme Hospitality managing partner and owner Sherry Villanueva, recalling her ...

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Mixed-use project goes vertical at 200 Mesnager in Chinatown

July 27, 2022

280 apartments start to rise next to L.A. State Historic Park Only two months after breaking ground near Los Angeles State Historic Park in Chinatown, the arrival of a red tower crane shows construction progressing at 200 W. Mesnager Avenue, site of a new mixed-use apartment complex from Portland-based developer NBP Capital. The project, which replaced an industrial building, ...

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Portland’s top commercial real estate projects for 2022

July 15, 2022

Amaterra Winery has won the 2022 Transformer Award from Portland Business Journal. “With the Portland community in a time of transformation, it’s only fitting that we take a look at those groups that are leading the way, in often-innovative fashions, as Oregon undergoes changes. The Portland Business Journal’s 2022 Transformer Awards, which’ll be handed out ...

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Take a look inside Oregon’s new apocalypse-prepared treasury building

July 11, 2022

Oregon’s new treasury building in Salem, which was officially unveiled Thursday, is designed to withstand an earthquake and other threats. Treasurer Tobias Read said the Treasury will now be better prepared to move money − like federal relief funds and state employee paychecks − in the face of a disaster like a major earthquake. “No ...

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GBD took home two 1st place awards from DJC’s Top Projects!

June 17, 2022

710 Holladay In ORS 710, we opened existing stairwells and created wood-clad stairs as a design element; we created new entry portals and added a roll-up garage door to give access to the Plaza as a “backyard” to the building; and for staff, we added a new bleacher seating element for all-hands type meetings. The ...

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The Coloradan: Listed in Westworld – Top Ten Best Buildings in Denver

June 1, 2022

“The design of The Coloradan, by Portland’s GBD Architects, is outstanding when viewed from an assortment of angles and perspectives. There’s the strikingly clean yet fairly complex composition of a clutch of geometric solids spreading out graciously on the site (unlike so many other new builds that are tightly shoehorned into a space in order ...

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The Springs at The Waterfront breaks ground

May 3, 2022

Near the western end of the esteemed waterfront development in Vancouver, Washington, The Springs at the Waterfront sits directly adjacent to the Columbia River and fronts Waterfront Park to the south. The project takes full advantage of the exceptional views and vibrant surroundings that the waterfront development offers.  The project is designed to enhance the ...

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Oregon State Treasury – A Super Building for Fragile Times

April 14, 2022

SALEM, Ore. — A giant earthquake. A huge flood. Wildfires followed by choking smoke. An ice storm that knocks out the power for days. Four years ago, a group of employees at the Oregon State Treasury sat down and compiled a list of every conceivable disaster that could befall a government building. And last month, ...

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The Village at Totem Lake wins a Washington Governor’s Smart Communities Award

January 27, 2022

The Village at Totem Lake wins a Washington State Department of Commerce Governors Smart Communities Award! “The judges were extremely impressed with this project, noting that it is the ‘transformation of ‘70s era mall into transit-oriented mixed-use village,’ and a substantial joint public-private partnership investment project. The project, consisting of 336,707 square feet of commercial ...

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©GBD Architects Incorporated

  • 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 300 Portland, OR 97209
  • (503) 224-9656 gbd@gbdarchitects.com