Block 37
Portland, Oregon
Block 37
Block 37
Block 37
Block 37
Block 37
Block 37
Block 37
Portland, Oregon

Block 37 is located in Portland’s South Waterfront district, situated at the edge of the Willamette River.

Block 37 is a six-story, 323,500 sq. foot building, comprised of 270 market-rate apartments, 226 parking stalls and bicycle storage. Additionally, Block 37 features and more than 6,000 sq. feet of ground-level retail; providing the first waterfront retail in the neighborhood.

The building’s simple massing consists of a modified U-shape, enclosing a residential amenity terrace at the second level. The building either projects or steps back to emphasize corners; breaks up the massing (adding a pedestrian scale); and provides shadow lines, texture and visual interest. Building materials consist of clear vision glass, dark brick, metal panel, stucco and large windows.

A common “living room” on the second level provides an outdoor residential amenity deck—the first in the neighborhood to front the river—allowing residents to enjoy the river and greenway.

The project is targeting LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. Sustainable design strategies include: high-performance envelope, rainwater treatment, native landscaping, light-color roof with filtration rock garden, access to public transportation, and high-efficiency M/E/P systems.

The team is targeting completion in April 2016.

AWARDS

  • USGBC LEED Silver (Anticipated)

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