GBD Architects

Muse Apartments Open to Residents

September 30, 2016

This past weekend residents began moving into their new homes at Muse Apartments in Northwest Portland.  The building’s design reflects an appreciation for hand craft reflecting the neighborhood’s maker and creative culture.

Throughout Muse, design solutions prioritize the thoughtful detailing of simple materials.  The art glass wall in the bike room combines the raw aesthetic beauty of burnished concrete block with handmade stained glass transforming a purely functional space into an colorful display of natural light.  In the early morning, a cyclist is greeted with a multi-hued light show.  In the evening, the stained glass is a beacon welcoming the cyclist home with a soft luminous glow.

The idea of elevating places of pause through thoughtful design is evident throughout the building.  The three ground floor apartment windows have contemporary stained glass fronting their loft stairs.  The open lobby staircase filters sun light through wooden elm slats.  As residents exit the elevator a commissioned mural welcomes them to their floor.  Overlooking the Portland skyline, the rooftop amenity deck is capped by a handcrafted steel trellis offering an exterior community gathering space around a fireplace, barbecue, and lounge seating.

Muse is a LEED Platinum certified building providing residents convenient and comfortable urban living with reduced energy consumption.


© 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