The Pacific Northwest is surrounded by natural beauty, shaped by tectonic forces over millennia. However, the same forces that have altered the landscape have the ability to significantly alter our lives. In the event of a natural disaster, buildings will need quick and accurate evaluations…

GBD is pleased to announce the opening of Velomor, a 6-story mixed-use building and the first to open within the Lloyd District’s new Hassalo on Eighth development. With a total of 657 housing units and over 50,000 square feet of retail space, Hassalo on Eighth…

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 Spring Recess 2015 included pulling ivy and re-building trails in Forest Park–in the middle of a spring rain storm! We didn’t let a little rain stop us from volunteering our time with the Forest Park Conservancy (www.forestparkconservancy.org), a great organization dedicated to the preservation,…

Agustin Enriquez V, principal at GBD Architects, was named a 40 Under 40 Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal. A leading media platform for companies strategically targeting business decisions, the Portland Business Journal annually honors 40 emerging leaders under the age of 40. Recipients…

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…

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