Culver Building
Portland, Oregon
Culver Building
Culver Building
Culver Building
Culver Building
Culver Building
Culver Building
Culver Building
Portland, Oregon

The Culver Building renovation at SW 12th & Alder is located in downtown Portland’s West End. On this quarter-block site we designed a 6,000 sq. foot glass- and aluminum-skinned structure on top of the original 20,000 sq. foot, two-story building from 1920. The building retains the existing foundation, cast-in-place concrete perimeter walls, wood roof structure, and a majority of the heavy timber girders, beams and columns.

The ground floor now offers 4,000 sq. ft. of retail, 13 parking stalls, a small office lobby, and new windows to replace the existing 1970s-vintage aluminum storefront. The existing 10,000 sq. foot second level was renovated from parking to office space. Two wood decks surround the new third floor.

Lease Crutcher Lewis is a regional construction company that served as the client and contractor on this project, which was executed in a design-build manner. They now occupy the third floor of the building.

The Culver Building renovation earned a LEED Silver rating from USGBC.

AWARDS

  • Libby, Brian. “Large-Format Recycling.” Architect. Web. 6 May 2013
  • USGBC LEED Silver

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