Not since the crazed building boom that followed the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition has Portland grown so quickly as during the last decade. Construction cranes have reshaped neighborhoods. Cars, bikes, buses, and scooters clog the streets.
Wealthier people have moved in while poorer people have been pushed further out, sometimes to the street. And Portlanders new and old want some simple questions answered: What’s the city’s plan? Who’s benefiting? Why are so many losing? What kind of Portland are we making? We invited 38 city leaders, activists, and architects to offer their visions for Portland’s future.
In this installment, 14 architecture firms gave us a glimpse of the buildings destined to most dramatically change Portland’s cityscape.
Mayer/Reed on a new park for SE Division and 150th.
Bora Architects on the tallest public school west of the Mississippi, Lincoln High School.
Holst on the mixed-use development to replace Lloyd Cinema.
Works Partnership on modular high-rise housing for the Lloyd District.
Beebe Skidmore’s vision for downtown’s Modish Building.
Skylab on the final block in the Burnside Bridgehead redevelopment.
GREC Architects on the 5 MLK highrise.
Kevin Cavenaugh on his latest folly, Tree Farm.
Place on the east side’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Gateway Discovery Park.
PSU’s Center for Public Interest Design’s Clackamas Veteran’s Village.
Path Architecture’s senior living on N. Williams, The Canyons.
Hacker on 525 SE MLK Blvd and Allied Works on Platform, together forming a bold new Central Eastside.
Allied Works Architecture on Platform
SRG Partnerships on the Multnomah County Courthouse