Beneficial State Bank, a triple bottom line community bank, teamed with project^, a values-based commercial real estate developer; and Home Forward, the public housing authority for Multnomah County, Oregon to reimagine their existing Pearl District property in Portland, Oregon into Framework, the nation’s first wood high-rise building. The building seeks to develop a model for sustainable urban ecology by promoting social equity, environmental responsibility, and economic opportunity thus yielding broad advancement of these objectives at a national scale.
Commercial Owner: The Framework Project, LLC
Affordable Housing Owner: Home Forward
Design: Sept 2015 – Nov 2016
Testing: Jul 2016 – Dec 2016
Permitting: Mar 2016 – May 2017
Permit Approvals: June 2017
Construction: On Hold
Framework is an award winning project nationally and locally.
U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize
National prize of $1.5 million to fund the research necessary to utilize wood products in high-rise construction.
LafargeHolcim Foundation Acknowledgement Prize
Considered the world’s most significant competition in sustainable design. The competition attracted 5,085 entries with eleven prizes presented to the best entries in each region.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design Award
The nation’s highest public award for new architecture by the most prominent architecture firms in the United States.
Portland Design Commission Excellence Award
Award given for embodying everything the Portland Design Commission is seeking and standing out among its peers.
Architects Newspaper Best of Design Honorable Mention in Research
Showcases great buildings that demonstrate: strength of presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, and, most importantly, good design.