Alpine Lake Mixed-Use Building
Portland, Oregon 2019
Building type: Commercial
Project type: Mixed use, Adaptive Reuse
Project scope: Full architectural services from pre-design through contract administration
Size: Site: approx. 11,000 SF
Building: approx. 3,000 SF
Located in East Portland near the western slope of Mt Tabor, this small mixed-use commercial project sits on a level site, shared with one of the largest and oldest American chestnuts in the City of Portland.
Originally a decades-old cabinet and millwork shop, this single-story concrete building was built in 1940. The building was completely modernized, seismically upgraded, ADA upgraded. Finishes were revitalized with a ground and sealed concrete floor, shell-blasted concrete walls and exposed wood roof structure with tongue and groove decking. All new MEP systems, including heat pumps for each tenant space, a new ADA bathroom, electrical systems and LED lighting were installed.
The property houses five compact, separate tenant spaces; each with their own outdoor entrances, covered vestibules and natural light from skylights, windows and glass doors.
The exterior paint scheme recalls the spring colors of the Pacific Northwest with chartreuse greens, blue rains and shower soaked black brown branches.