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GBD took home two 1st place awards from DJC’s Top Projects!

June 17, 2022

710 Holladay In ORS 710, we opened existing stairwells and created wood-clad stairs as a design element; we created new entry portals and added a roll-up garage door to give access to the Plaza as a “backyard” to the building; and for staff, we added a new bleacher seating element for all-hands type meetings. The ...

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The Coloradan: Listed in Westworld – Top Ten Best Buildings in Denver

June 1, 2022

“The design of The Coloradan, by Portland’s GBD Architects, is outstanding when viewed from an assortment of angles and perspectives. There’s the strikingly clean yet fairly complex composition of a clutch of geometric solids spreading out graciously on the site (unlike so many other new builds that are tightly shoehorned into a space in order ...

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The Springs at The Waterfront breaks ground

May 3, 2022

Near the western end of the esteemed waterfront development in Vancouver, Washington, The Springs at the Waterfront sits directly adjacent to the Columbia River and fronts Waterfront Park to the south. The project takes full advantage of the exceptional views and vibrant surroundings that the waterfront development offers.  The project is designed to enhance the ...

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Oregon State Treasury – A Super Building for Fragile Times

April 14, 2022

SALEM, Ore. — A giant earthquake. A huge flood. Wildfires followed by choking smoke. An ice storm that knocks out the power for days. Four years ago, a group of employees at the Oregon State Treasury sat down and compiled a list of every conceivable disaster that could befall a government building. And last month, ...

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The Village at Totem Lake wins a Washington Governor’s Smart Communities Award

January 27, 2022

The Village at Totem Lake wins a Washington State Department of Commerce Governors Smart Communities Award! “The judges were extremely impressed with this project, noting that it is the ‘transformation of ‘70s era mall into transit-oriented mixed-use village,’ and a substantial joint public-private partnership investment project. The project, consisting of 336,707 square feet of commercial ...

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PacificSource wins at the IIDA Design Excellence Awards

October 18, 2021

PacificSource had a big win at the 2021 IIDA Design Excellence Awards. Winning Best in Category for Corporate and Overall Jurors Choice. From IIDA: Jurors were left speechless by this project. Incredible photos and attention to the submittal itself. The jurors appreciated “the complexity of the central connection of the atriums. Proportions were really well ...

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DJC Top Project Awards

September 10, 2021

DJC announces TopProject Winners/Finalists for 2021.  GBD showcased six projects making the cut. Project: PacificSource Health Care Plans HQ Category/Place: Tenant Improvement (1st Place) Owner: PacificSource Location: Springfield Project: 230 Ash Category/Place: Multi-Family (1st Place) Owner: DDG Location: Portland Project: Kado NW Category/Place: Multi-Family – 3rd Place Owner: Holland Development Group Location: Portland Project: Domaine ...

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Oregon Square receives Design Review approval

November 26, 2020

We are proud to announce that the two buildings proposed for the Oregon Square superblock received unanimous Design Review approval at the beginning of October.  Two versions of the buildings were approved that represent 413,000 to 593,000 gsf of commercial office space.  The site is bounded by the Greenloop on NE 7th, and a reimagined ...

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GBD wins IIDA Awards

October 15, 2020

The IIDA Oregon recognized NW Natural Headquarters and Campbell Global with three Design Excellence Awards. NW Natural HQ     People’s Choice Award  &  Corporate-Honorable Mention After 30 years in one of Portland’s most decrepit neighborhoods, NW Natural sought to create a fresh launch point for their image and their culture. The result: A new 175,000sf, immediate-occupancy, ...

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230 Ash Receives 2020 Demuro Award

September 17, 2020

GBD is honored to receive a Restore Oregon 2020 DeMuro Award for 230 Ash. Restore Oregon has recognized 230 Ash as an outstanding example of compatible infill design in a National Landmark Historic District. The most exceptional aspect of 230 Ash is how comfortably a contemporary building was inserted into the historic fabric of the ...

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©GBD Architects Incorporated

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