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The Carson South

Portland, Oregon

Carson South is one of the early development projects of the Conway Master Plan, helping to set the stage for this new thriving community. Directly North of the LL Hawkins/New Seasons development, GBD and Jones Architecture partnered together to create this vibrantly active pedestrian centric home for 161 new families. The building sets a robust standard for appropriate urban massing, articulation, and material quality in the Conway District.

As the designer of the district plan, GBD played a role in the early shaping of the Conway neighborhood. GBD's vital, early role laid the groundwork for an open collaborative relationship between the Carson's development team, the public sector, and the neighborhood association.

Carson South is comprised of a smaller scale 3-story building that lines the adjacent pedestrian accessway and a larger6-story building that shapes the pedestrian commercially oriented thoroughfare along 21st and Raleigh. In addition to breaking down the mass of the buildings, the site creates a simple opportunity for an active, pedestrian-oriented streetscape, while providing internal quiet neighborhood gathering areas for community engagement.


Alan Jones Architecture


142,822 SF


Cairn Pacific/Prometheus


LEED Platinum/LEED Gold

© GBD Architects Incorporated 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 300 Portland, OR 97209 Tel. (503) 224-9656

©GBD Architects Incorporated

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