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Lloyd Blocks

Portland, Oregon

The Lloyd Blocks are located at the convergence of Portland’s most interesting eastside neighborhoods. There existed a gap where mid-century planning principles called for surface parking lots in lieu of dense, walkable neighborhoods. GBD had the opportunity to repair this urban fabric by introducing a mixed-use, dense development that creates a vibrant, 24-hour neighborhood for people to live, work, and play. The numbers are impressive: over a million square feet of new construction spread over three buildings, 657 apartments, 1,200 below-grade parking stalls, an outdoor urban plaza, and North America’s largest bike hub (Lloyd Cycle Station) with space for 900 bicycles. Each new building has received USGBC’s LEED for Homes highest certification of Platinum.

Hassalo’s demonstrations of on-site sustainability strategies have driven the branding and migration of new residents to live in one of the most sustainable neighborhoods in Portland. Site specific strategies include: rainwater harvesting and treatment; on-site wastewater treatment and re-use with infiltration; district energy; natural daylighting; access to public transportation; among others. Hassalo on Eighth was completed in the summer of 2015. 


American Assets Trust


LEED Platinum


Author Unknown. (2014, April). “Lloyd District: Ecotopia.” Portland Monthly, 70–71.

Wallace, Hannah. (2014, July). “Deep Green: New Urban Projects Build Sustainability.” Alaska Airlines Magazine, 66–78.

Klettke, Russ. (2014, March/April). “Hassalo on Eighth: GBD Architects Transforms a Surface Parking Lot into a Thriving EcoDistrct for 1,000 Lucky Portlandians.” gb&d Magazine.

EcoDistrict Framework

2017 Sustainable Development of the Year, CAB NAIOP - SIOR

2016 Project of the Year, Commercial Real Estate Awards, Portland Business Journal

2016 Builders Award, Alice Award, The Street Trust

2016 1st Place Private Buildings – Top Projects Awards, DJC Oregon

2016 Best Residential/Hospitality Project, Best Regional Projects, ENR Northwest

2016 Green Home Builder of the Year, Earth Advantage

2016 Excellence in Concrete – Mixed Use, OCAPA and OCI

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

©GBD Architects Incorporated

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