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Fairclough Building

Oregon City, Oregon 2014

Client(s): Private client; Oregon City Building LLC; Metro

Scope of Work: Commercial renovation and storefront improvements; full architectural services; coordination for local building and land use review processes

Our client’s family has owned this building for generations. It was, at one point, a mining provisions outlet and, later, a longstanding Chinese restaurant. It has recently housed a number of retail tenants but has seen few updates since the 1970’s.


We were enlisted in this part private, part public venture as agents of Metro’s pilot ‘Main Streets’ Project. Our goal was to bring new storefront improvements including windows and doors, new building awnings, signage and exterior painting to this prominent, downtown Oregon City commercial building. We worked in close coordination with a local mural painter and an outside graphics team to develop new signage and branding for the building’s individual tenants. These were applied to tenant’s individual storefronts, along with several 21st century upgrades. Inside, tenant spaces were outfitted with new, energy-efficient mechanical systems.

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