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Broadway Tower Progressing in Downtown

July 20, 2018

Broadway Tower is nearly complete. The new mixed-use high-rise building located on a half block in Portland’s South Park Blocks will receive its certificate of occupancy in mid-October. The 309,000 square foot, 19-story building will combine the United States’ 2nd Radisson Red hotel, (including a world class bar and restaurant), with 175,000 square feet of Class A ...

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GBD Hosts WSU Graduate Design Studio

July 3, 2018

For seven weeks this summer, GBD has had the pleasure of hosting a Washington State University graduate architecture studio in our office. 15 students moved to Portland for the summer, relocating their homebase to GBD’s office while working to design eight blocks of a massive mixed-use project. The studio, led by Ashley Koger, Paul Soper and a team of ...

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GBD Celebrates LEED Milestones

March 14, 2018

With more than 11 million square feet of LEED-certified projects built over the last 14 years—including Portland’s Brewery Blocks, The Portland Armory, and the Lloyd EcoDistrict—the visionary firm takes sustainable design to a new scale. With the recent LEED® Gold certification of The Osprey Apartments in Portland’s South Waterfront, GBD reached a significant milestone: our 50th LEED-certified ...

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Helios opening: helping to transform downtown Seattle

March 8, 2018

After three years of construction, Helios (formerly 2nd & Pine), was completed and opened its doors in September of last year, and standing at 440 ft, the tower has begun to make an impact downtown. For years, the parcel was an open pit. Later, it was a surface parking lot. What was once a glaring ‘gap’ ...

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We Preserve the Things we Love

February 1, 2018

There are a couple things that we know to be true: 1) We preserve the things we love. 2) A well-designed and well-constructed building that meets real human needs will stand the test of time. At GBD, this means that we put careful thought into details around durability and quality design solutions to ensure building longevity, ...

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CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD OFFICE WINS 2017 IIDA DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD

November 28, 2017

The design of Cushman Wakefield’s Portland office received an Honorable Mention for Design Excellence in the Corporate category at this years IIDA Oregon Chapter Awards ceremony.  We are honored to have worked with such an excellent client and congratulate all the winners at this years event. ...

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Hassalo on Eighth Wins LEED Homes Project of the Year

September 12, 2017

We are honored that Hassalo on Eighth continues to serve as an example of what sustainable development can be. Check out the USGBC’s announcement of this year’s projects, developers and builders that are leading the residential market in sustainable development, excerpted below: Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED ...

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2017 Promotions

September 6, 2017

At GBD, we aim for something different. We make buildings that work hard, like we do. Buildings that are honest, wise, and give out more than they consume. We make thoughtfully and artfully crafted spaces that are quiet, majestic solutions to real human problems—not the source of new ones. We focus all of our talent and ...

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Historic Approval received for initial development in Ankeny Blocks

June 29, 2017

230 Ash received Historic Landmark’s Commission Approval on June 12th. The project is located in downtown Portland’s Skidmore / Oldtown Historic District and represents the first new building for Downtown Development Group in their proposed Ankeny Blocks Development – 11 buildings with the potential to reshape a 30-block area in downtown.  The property for 230 ...

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School’s Out For Summer

June 22, 2017

For the past year, GBD has had the pleasure of working with Sarygh Dalton—a member of next year’s De La Salle North Catholic High School senior class. Sarygh’s school was founded on a unique platform of preparing students for their professional careers by placing them in companies throughout the Portland Metro Area. Spearheading the program ...

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©GBD Architects Incorporated

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