Ankeny Apartments are a five story, 41,000 s.f. 40 unit apartment complex, with 3 retails tenants and 18 parking spaces. Located in the Buckman neighborhood of southeast Portland, it responds to the neighborhood architectural context with a dormer roof. Estimated completion date is Jan. 2016
Atomic Orchard is 63,432 s.f. 5 story, mixed use new construction building, with 5 retail spaces on the ground floor along NE Sandy Blvd. and 86 residential apartments on the floors above. All of the units are multi-story, except for four units on the ground floor. The central portion of the building is organized around a five-story open atrium covered by a floating glass canopy and open to atmosphere at each end.
Atomic Orchard is an affordable housing experiment:
60% of the apartments will be offered at market rate 20% of the apartments are affordable, at 80% of mean income 20% of the apartments are greatly reduced at “less than affordable” income standards
The discounted units will be marketed exclusively to teachers and social workers, as a way of giving back to individuals whose income bracket does not reflect how actively they are involved with enriching and shaping the city of Portland.
The third floor is the first level that has the suspended gangway along the central spine of the building. When residents and visitors arrive on the third level from Stair A or B they are located approximately 28” below the finish floors of the units. This creates a sense of privacy so that when people are walking by their neighbors units, they are not able to look directly into the apartment. This also creates a series of “front stoops,” where people can sit, rest, and talk with neighbors.
This creates a unique internal, yet exterior circulation system that is open to the elements. Residents will be protected from rainfall via a glass canopy, which will let light into this gathering area/ circulation system. As a result of this design, more natural light finds its way into the units along the central gangway.
Jake's Run townhouses
This infill project in the historic Kings Heights neighborhood consists of three four-story townhouses and a separate shingled Carriage House containing two smaller units and five garages. The buildings flank a central brick court, which serves as both intimate entry and vehicle access.
The overall design is an expression of English Arts and Crafts principles, characterized by simple volumes of stucco, shingle and wood siding, with little overhang or ornament. Finishes emphasize natural materials: cedar windows, siding and shingles, fir trim, and rough stucco finish. National and local American Institute of Architects award winner.
Dr. Jims Lofts
This former 11,500 SF livery stable, constructed in 1919, was converted into a 4-unit residential loft program. Its boasts a shared interior courtyard, with the original roof trusses that were maintained as a homage to the past. There are exposed red brick, old growth fir beams and repurposed lumber stripped from the original roof as wall siding.
Williams Alley Apartments
Seven townhouse apartments neatly inserted into a 5,000 s.f. infill site. Simple volumes and traditional siding materials are accented with mahogany-clad balconies and deep overhangs. Features include a green roof, private terraces and vaulted ceilings on the second floor. Unit access is through a landscaped entry alley with permeable pavers. All storm water is retained on site.
Mississippi Apartments are a four story, 17,000 s.f., 20 unit apartment building with retail space on ground floor. Located in the historic Mississippi district, it boasts views of downtown and Forest Park. The mahogany clad bay windows and recessed entry vestibule respond to the surrounding residential neighborhood. A modern cornice and vegetative green roof are a response to zoning and storm water requirements.
Five units of affordable townhomes for first time home buyers. These are the first phase of a 20 unit program. Most units have 3 bedrooms, and all have private yards, providing family size living at an urban density of 40 units per acre.
This 2 1/2 acre development, on the site of a former store and parking lot, provides 111 units of new housing to the central business district of St Johns. The design reinforces local themes in the area through materials and scale, to help integrate the medium density project into an established neighborhood.
The buildings surround a central access court containing a large landscaped green space, which buffers views through the site. Careful window orientation further maximizes privacy, emphasizing views into the green space and out to the St Johns Bridge and Forest Park beyond. By creating density near shopping and transit, these affordable market rate dwellings will help revitalize a strong but under utilized business district.
This 20 unit apartment project occupies a 100′ x 100′ corner lot near downtown Portland, providing a net density of over 50 units per acre. The design includes a range of unit sizes from one to three bedrooms, all with exterior living spaces. Parking is provided in a basement parking garage. Exterior materials include exposed concrete and natural wood siding.