This pivotal renovation project retrofit a pair of 1940s-era industrial buildings into 55,900-SF of creative, divisible office space that reflects the industrial character of the neighborhood. The two buildings, formerly known as “The Old Freeman Factory,” are now connected by a glass-enclosed breezeway that serves as the main entrance and reception area. The two buildings’ old-growth timber bow truss construction was sandblasted and cleaned and remains exposed to add to the industrial feel. Mezzanines were added in both buildings, skylights were added for ample daylight, and two indoor/outdoor courtyards, as well as tenant amenity areas, were added. The building is clad in weathering steel that will take on a reddish color when exposed to the elements.
inici worked directly with the developer, becoming part of the team and providing project and construction management, guidance and leadership throughout the implementation and construction process.
The project won a 2019 American Institute of Architects Oregon Chapter Honor Award.