Location: Portland, OR
This project seeks to rehab the exterior of a 1932 timber framed warehouse building in the SE Industrial neighborhood of Portland for a young, local business. The property grew over the years, burying the original timber framed warehouse among the attached structures. The proposed design uses timbers to highlight the original massing and transform the existing flat, unremarkable facade with proportions that highlight the scale of the building and through textural shadowing bring life and interest to the facade. The exposed timbers reinforce the narrative history of the building and neighborhood while updating the building for years to come.