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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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“Who needs a forklift?” – The Pickup Panel System

June 8, 2017

“Homelessness in Portland is a force of nature. When eviction or disaster strikes, people should not have to wait on bureaucracy to get their most basic needs met.” These are revelations from GBDers Trevor Clark, Jim Lutzke, and Luke Smith, who wanted to design a system that takes on the complexities of home displacement, but addresses them with simplicity.    Their ...

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KAT SCHULTZ, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, BADASS

April 24, 2017

That’s right, you heard it. Our very own Kat Schultz has received the well-deserved designation: Woman of Influence. This award honors the region’s most influential business women—those who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for the rest of us, and are leaving a mark on the Pacific Northwest community. For more ...

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Hassalo on Eighth: Sustainable Development of the Year

March 23, 2017

Every year, NAIOP hosts the Night of Excellence in Commercial Real Estate Awards to celebrate exemplary development projects. In the category of sustainability, the winning project needed to assert not only its environmentally efficiency but also its economic success. We are proud to announce that Hassalo on Eighth does just that—bringing home the award for ...

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GBD Partners with Kelly Elementary for the Holiday Toy Drive

December 25, 2016

Each December, a group of GBD elves collect employee money and volunteer time to purchase toys for children of Kelly Elementary School.  The stack of donated toys grows over the month of December, and the elves happily deliver them to Kelly School the week before Holiday vacation.  Parents come to the Kelly School Holiday store and choose ...

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2017 Brew Crew introduces ‘Yule Drink!’

December 10, 2016

Once a year, we at GBD brew a custom holiday beer. Our office is located in the Brewery Blocks of NW Portland, and our space used to be home to the fermentation tanks of Henry Weinhard’s brewery, one of the first craft breweries in Oregon. The brewery has long ceased operations, but the spirit of ...

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2nd & Pine construction tops out at 440 ft

November 5, 2016

Rising 40 stories above the streets of downtown Seattle, the construction of GBD’s design for 2nd & Pine has topped out. Final beams have been placed that will make up the tower’s penthouse, that sits 440 ft above the sidewalk. During the tower’s construction, over the last year, 2nd and Pine has taken on a ...

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NORM is “Rethinking Water” at Greenbuild

October 30, 2016

GBD Principal Kyle Andersen drew a large crowd at an education session about Hassalo on Eighth’s NORM (Natural Organic Recycling Machine) at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles this week. Greenbuild is the world’s largest green building conference, attracting professionals from across the building industry to learn about innovations in design and ...

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©GBD Architects Incorporated

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