We’re excited to announce that each of Hassalo on Eighth’s three multifamily buildings just received U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes PLATINUM certification! These awards confirm the importance of sustainability thinking beyond the individual building level. Hassalo added more than 650 units of housing to…

A new report by the Oregonian lists Portland’s top six existing office buildings that are garnering “Class A-Plus” rents.  The list includes Fox Tower, First & Main, Moda Tower, the US Bancorp Tower, and two buildings in the Brewery Blocks.  Of the six buildings on…

AKQA is a global digital agency who established their Portland office in 2012 with the help of GBD Architects.  A recent expansion of their space in Portland’s Brewery Blocks has been featured in ArchDaily.  The Brewery Blocks is also home to GBD, whose offices take…

GBD designed new offices for tech firm Smarsh, completed at the end of 2014.  Portland Business Journal put together this time lapse video showcasing the interior build-out of the space.   From Portland Business Journal’s web site: ​Growing tech firm Smarsh, which archives email and…

Kiln Apartments were awarded the 2030 Challenge Design Award by the AIA’s Portland chapter at their annual awards ceremony on November 7, 2014.  The 2030 Challenge asks the global architecture and building community to target a 60% reduction target  for the energy consumption of all new…

(Image copyright Jeremy Bitterman) Many of GBD’s projects were featured in an October 2014 article in Architectural Record titled “Oregon’s largest city embraces high-density living.”  The article describes some of the idiosyncrasies that make Portland a special place to live, and a special place to…

(Image copyright Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune) Reporter Kathy Bergen from the Chicago Tribune spent some time in Portland this summer, taking a look at what Portland is doing to boost a growth in exports and direct foreign investment.  During her stay she talked with Kyle…

Kiln Apartments is featured in the June 2014 issue of  GreenBuilder magazine as one of the most energy efficient multi-family buildings in the United States. “They were particularly interested in going beyond LEED Platinum on the energy side,” says Agustin Enriquez V, Principal for GBD Architects. …

We are excited to announce that Columbia Square Tower has broken ground in Hollywood, CA. The 200-unit, luxury apartment building is part of the Columbia Square redevelopment, which includes renovation of three historic CBS Studios structures on Sunset Boulevard. The project also features 30,000 sq.…

Hasslo on Eighth is currently under construction, and the change it will bring to Portland’s east side is starting to be felt.  Cranes are in the air, concrete is being poured, and the three-story underground garage is starting to take shape–one slab at a time…

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