Framework will be the first high-rise building in the United States made from wood and the first earthquake resilient building of its-kind in America. Framework also provides 60 units of affordable housing during a housing crisis, in Portland’s most amenity rich neighborhood. Framework is financed and owned as two distinct buildings - an affordable housing building and a commercial building. Thanks to the following sponsors for making Framework a reality.
Affordable Housing Building Sponsors. The affordable housing is sponsored by Home Forward, the housing authority serving Multnomah County, and is receiving funding from:
Commercial Building Sponsors. The commercial portion of the building will be owned by The Framework Project, LLC and is receiving funding from:
Framework's R&D phase established the safe application, practicality, and sustainability of a high-rise structure (>10 stories) that uses mass timber and innovative building techniques, as well as provided scientific and technical support to encourage and support the design and construction of tall wood projects in the U.S. This phase, primarily funded by the U.S Tall Wood Building Prize, included over 40 tests with groundbreaking seismic, fire, and acoustic tests that will become open source. This resulted in Framework receiving building permit approvals from the State of Oregon and the City of Portland in June 2017, a milestone for the U.S. construction industry. Thanks to the following organizations for funding these pioneering efforts.
Thanks to the support of The Office of U.S. Senator Merkley, The Office of U.S. Senator Wyden, The Office of Governor Kate Brown, Ecotrust Forest Management, WoodWorks, ReThink Wood, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, NSF/NHERI Tall Wood Project, Albina Community Bank, and Beneficial State Bank.