Completed in 2006, the award-winning and world-famous Brewery Blocks, located at the former site of the Blitz-Weinhard Brewery, are a five-block, seven-building project in the southwest section of Portland’s vibrant Pearl District. The project is the largest contiguous private development in Portland’s history and includes:
- The Gerding Theater, which was the first building on the National Register of Historic Places to achieve LEED Platinum rating
- A chilled water system at Block 1 (atop Whole Foods Market) that provides water for air conditioning and heating for all seven buildings
- The preservation of the original “smokestack” as an icon for the neighborhood
The Brewery Blocks contain 1.5 million sq. feet of urban retail / class-A office space, residential housing and three levels of underground parking in the heart of the city. The historic preservation has transformed the area into a vibrant urban neighborhood and increased retail and commercial activity.
The design is faithful to both the industrial character of the former brewery and the modern Pearl District, with a combination of sustainable offices, urban housing, art galleries and smart transportation. GBD continues to call the Brewery Blocks home, occupying more than 15,000 sq. feet within the original Brewhouse building.
- 2004 AIA / Portland Award for Sustainable Design
- Six USGBC LEED-certified projects: 1 Platinum, 4 Gold, 1 Silver