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…

2014 has been a busy year at GBD, with many projects currently under design or construction.  During a busy year, it’s important to take a moment of pause and look for ways that we give back to our community – both as a firm and…

December 9, 2014

2014 Construction Round-Up

2014 has been a busy year for GBD, and we’ve got lots of cranes in the air.  So we thought we’d take an opportunity for a round-up of the projects that are currently under construction or were recently completed this year. Block A Apartments (Portland,…

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…

The award is a shared recognition between Gerding Edlen and GBD Architects. Portland’s iconic Brewery Blocks redevelopment has been selected as a winner in the 2014 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most influential recognition program.…

(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…

Portland’s iconic Brewery Blocks redevelopment has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 ULI Global Awards for Excellence competition, “widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program.” The Brewery Blocks is one of 23 developments from around the world competing for…

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. …

Digital media facade designers Standard Vision have released a video showcasing the design for the interactive media facade at the Marriott in Los Angeles, CA, which is designed by GBD Architects.  From Standard Vision’s web site: Our newest installation is the largest, full-motion media facade…

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