All Our Projects in Oregon.

Driven by resident feedback and COVID health and safety concerns, URC Davis’s dining area was updated with a renewed focus on wellness, choice, and flexibility. Challenged to create two dining venues where there once was one, the design team developed two distinct spaces, each with their own uniquely branded experience. The casual walk-through dining “Marketplace” and the more traditional, sit-down “Orchard” dining experience provide residents of URC Davis with the luxury of choice. The “Marketplace” – which used to be a self-serve buffet – now has a light, bright, open kitchen with chefs to directly serve residents, and is very popular for its convenience and health-oriented food options. “The Orchard,” on the other hand, enhances a modern steakhouse aesthetic by incorporating saturated colors, organic patterns, and new lighting fixtures to soften the architecture of the space, revitalize the mood, and create varied, intimate seating options.

Located in the verdant green waterfront area of Portland’s River Place neighborhood, Waterleaf Apartments is a unique project that leverages market-rate materials and available retail space in a considerate way to elevate the resident experience and fit into the surrounding neighborhood. As mid-rise market-rate housing turned affordable, Waterleaf expands the opportunities for what affordable housing can be. Our thoughtfully inclusive design provides resources for residents to live in a more sustainable, healthy way, fostering a family-centered community mentality. Waterleaf provides larger-than-usual affordable units and housing in a great market-rate neighborhood with many close transit connections. Light rail runs just outside of the complex, allowing residents to easily access the city. A quick, nearby gondola ride to the Oregon Health & Science University hospital means residents of Waterleaf who work or study at OHSU can access their jobs or education on the medical campus at any time. On top of that, many nearby locations such as the Portland State University campus and the Willamette River are bikeable, encouraging residents to be active, whether they go by land or water. Combined, these factors and community connections translate to a one-of-a-kind experience in an upscale, family-oriented neighborhood that can only be described as uniquely Waterleaf.

Ankrom Moisan, partnered with Related NW and Central City Concern (CCC), designed Cedar Commons as part of the Division Street Campus, which includes Crescent Court and the upcoming Meridian Gardens. CCC serves a vulnerable population, and this 3-story mixed-use building, with 40 permanent supportive housing (PSH) single-room occupancy (SRO) units, and 20 affordable units, provides a much-needed home with integrated clinical and supportive services, for those in the community who truly need one. Driven to fulfill the residents’ needs of safety, security, and flexibility, Cedar Commons has been designed to encourage communal gathering and socialization, with community kitchens and lounges on Levels 1 and 2. These community spaces allow residents to congregate, cook meals, and hang out. Smaller, more intimate settings are available for those wanting a place to relax away from the larger public spaces. Each floor employs accent colors, providing some individuality to the levels, aiding in wayfinding for easier direction. While much of the building is residential, a wing of Level 1 has been earmarked for social services, allowing for easy access to CCC’s healing services, and for some separation between home and treatment. Cedar Commons is located one mile from the Blackburn Center, another service resource for residents, easily accessed via a nearby public transit route. Adjacent to the building is a large green space, potential for future expansion, and includes raised garden beds that residents use for growing their own food, and for garden therapy. A place of healing and home, Cedar Commons is a haven for growth, hope and wellbeing.

Our designers and partners have worked together to innovatively combine affordability, accessibility, and sustainability within this project. Wynne Watts Commons is the largest affordable Net Zero Energy project incorporating Universally accessible design to enhance livability and promote wellness. While partnered with Albertina Kerr, an organization that provides safe and supportive 24-hour residential care for individuals experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, our design teams addressed the special needs of Kerr’s residents, while also focusing on an overarching aspiration for sustainable living for all residents of this four-story, 150-unit complex. Thirty universal design units provide a home for independent living for adults experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and earning 30% or less than the average median income. Three units will be available to Albertina Kerr’s service providers as temporary housing.

Developed in partnership with Related NW, Central City Concern (CCC), the Portland Boys and Girls Club, and the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), a non-profit dedicated to connecting refugees and immigrants with affordable housing, Crescent Court is an affordable housing complex that caters to residents from all walks of life, primarily immigrant and refugee families. Designed for a lifetime of growth, Crescent Court contains space for both individual residents and for families. Unit sizes range from one-bedrooms and studios to three-bedroom apartments specifically intended for families, meaning that tenants have the opportunity to grow and raise children without needing to leave the building. This is significant for immigrant and refugee families, as the ability to put down roots in a new area and build a sense of community is incredibly important for health, happiness, and future success when starting a new chapter in life. The emphasis on raising families is underscored by the proximity of a grade school less than a block away, as well as the inclusion of a Boys and Girls Club on site as one of the many shared community spaces. With other Ankrom Moisan-built affordable housing projects nearby, such as Meridian Gardens, Cedar Commons, and the Blackburn Center, Crescent Court creates a space for growing families in a neighborhood supportive of people with disabilities, mental health struggles, and substance abuse issues. This thoughtful design establishes a care-based community that values each resident and provides them with access to the resources required for a fruitful and fulfilling life.

Prominent in Eugene’s skyline at the Northwest corner of the University of Oregon’s campus, Union on Broadway serves as a gateway site. The feeling of arrival and imminent grandeur is supported by the fact that Union on Broadway establishes a new scale for Eugene, bridging the division between the urban developments found downtown and the variable scale dorms on University of Oregon’s campus. This modern, off-campus student housing serves as a fitting backdrop for undergrads transitioning from on-campus dorm life to off-campus living. Dramatic connections between the interior and exterior of the building are established by the various building amenities that overlook the two second-floor courtyards. The theatrical double-height lobby lounge provides passage to both the ground-level side yard and the second-floor computer lounge and courtyards. Throughout the structure, there is a vertical connection between floors, leading to a unique sectional experience split between academic studies and recreation. Much of this design was informed by the experiences of the design team at their Alma Matter, as many of the architects and interior designers at Ankrom Moisan are University of Oregon graduates. This common ground as former Ducks allowed the interiors and architecture teams to make the final design of Union on Broadway a uniquely cohesive project, custom tailored to the needs of its residents.

Tucked amongst existing housing and hotels within Columbia Tech Center, The Club at the Park is an elevated residential community that supports Vancouver’s goal to make the city a great place to live, work, and grow. Attracting young professional residents, this development offers resort-inspired amenities that complement the bordering 12-acre park. The project is an exercise in scale. Interesting visual breaks in the massing and floor-to-ceiling windows create texture along the expansive 450-foot building, while offering opportunities to tie the overall community into the pastoral setting of the park. The resulting 206-unit property is a welcomed addition to an already popular area.

Confidently planted in the middle of downtown Portland, Buchalter’s Fox Tower office establishes the law firm at the cutting edge of legal office design. At a time when many businesses departed the downtown area, Buchalter decided to settle down and proudly make their mark on Portland in Fox Tower. Designed towards equitable access to light and the biophilic benefits of bringing the exterior inwards, expansive windows provide sweeping 360º views of the city and the surrounding Pacific Northwest beauty. Glimpses of Mount Hood, historic downtown Portland, and the forested West Hills in the distance provide the office with a unique identity and sense of location. The innovative use of retractable glass walls results in abundant natural light throughout the law firm, allows for flexible use of the space for events, and ensures the office is both open and versatile. Buchalter is firing on all cylinders, and their Portland firm is something different; pushing the envelope of corporate design, uncovering the blur between innovation and daring.

Working once again with developer John Carroll, our teams created another elegant, boutique apartment building in Portland’s prestigious Pearl District. The Dianne—named for Carroll’s wife—highlights the success our Architecture, Interiors, and Brand disciplines can achieve when they design together. Taking inspiration from Carroll’s appreciation of the Art Deco style, our team found opportunities to introduce custom elements throughout the building. From the entry signage to the interior casework, these stylish details work together in sophisticated harmony. The 102-unit luxury high-rise tower’s craftsmanship continues the high-quality standards found in our other nearby collaborations with John Carroll. We are thrilled to add to his team’s legacy of designing landmark apartment buildings that helped establish the Pearl District. Elevating the residential experience, The Dianne offers a fresh perspective on historical design.

Visually-stimulating from all angles, the façade of The Perch PDX uses industrial materials and warm tones to evoke a sense of nostalgia, reminiscent of the 1950’s-style hotels that came before it. The Perch PDX takes a simple block shape and reimagines it by experimenting with geometry. Built with the intention of enhancing the neighborhood instead of distracting from it, this structure offers sweeping views of the city from the Southwest-facing sky lounge. Ground floor retail and a sky lounge bring new life to the community of residents, neighbors, and light rail commuters alike.

Positioned as a gateway to the Central Eastside of Portland, Skylar Grand Apartments is a sustainably designed eight-story, urban mixed-use apartment building that both responds to and defines the transformation of its surrounding neighborhood. Conceptualized as stacked boxes, the meticulous architectural design is an attention-grabbing landmark for people entering and leaving this active, progressive district. We are not trying to recreate the past, but take inspiration from what is there—the dramatic diversity of building styles and regional industries that make this place unique and special Few places in Portland can offer such spectacular views of the Willamette River, along with the activities and relaxation that comes with it.

Office tenants today desire in-building fitness and wellness amenities that are infused with vibrancy and life to help their energy throughout the day. The tenants of Fox Tower, a multi-tenant office building in Portland, are no different. Its owners asked us to transform a dull and tight basement fitness space into an expansive and inspiring environment. By imbuing glowing light, airiness, and a serene color palette into the window-less area of the building, our Interior Design team sought to inspire each potential user, including those who are not exercise-enthusiasts. We created a fitness amenity that helps alleviate stress and tension throughout the day to help everyone achieve their daily peak.

Tranquil. Natural. Restorative. When you think of words that describe Portland’s bustling Burnside Street, those are likely not what comes to mind. Situated on the dividing line between North and South Portland, the site at 16th and Burnside was a key opportunity to create an active mixed-use destination—and comfortable, rejuvenating apartments. Alta Peak is an 8-story development of retail and housing that pushes the boundaries of traditional wood-frame mid-rise design. It reinterprets the historic courtyard apartment buildings of Portland’s past, with all the benefits and efficiencies of modern innovation. Thoughtful programming, high-end finishes, and locally crafted materials make it an urban oasis for active young professionals. From inviting ground-floor retail to airy studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, it’s an inspiring urban living experience, encased in timeless design.

Emerald Place Apartments comes from a brand rooted in community and embodied in the phrase "I Am Home”, but residents didn’t have an amenity space that reinforced that brand. By redesigning this common space to support their different needs, our 2017 renovation transformed an overly compartmentalized and programmatically inflexible clubhouse into a bright, locally influenced, and multipurpose lounge that feels like being home. We opened up walls to completely reimage and better maximize the floorplan while creating new found spaces. We combined programing and by redesigning its footprint, our renovated clubhouse now adapts to fit residents’ actual needs, playing an essential role in enhancing their lives today.

Blending the best of hometown living with an urban lifestyle, Verso offers an alternative to downtown Portland apartment living in the heart of Beaverton. Residents can easily hop on public transit, walk to the nearby farmer’s market, or dine out at a growing number of restaurants and food cart pods. A mere 10-minute commute to Nike and Intel, Verso provides 172 market-rate units for the area’s professionals, plus numerous comfortable and convenient amenities. The 5-story, mixed-use project is one of the tallest buildings in the area and it is the third project we have completed with Rembold Properties within a half-mile radius. We are excited to continue positively contributing to the changing Beaverton market, in partnership with our existing and new clients.

Long gone are the days of stale, colorless office buildings. Now, companies desire workplaces that are youthful and lifestyle-oriented to help them attract talent and inspire current employees. This is true even if they are located in high-end, multi-tenant properties, like Fox Tower in downtown Portland. Our clients, the building owners, asked us to transform a hard-to-lease space into a memorable and lively amenity area for all of their tenants to enjoy. Our interior design team brought tropical warmth and earthiness to the rainy Pacific Northwest with a bold, staycation themed lounge space. Room to relax, meet in small groups, host happy hours, and admire 25th floor views of the city make it the perfect after (or during) work retreat.

A place for second chances and life transitions, Wy’East Plaza meets a current need for safe, dignified affordable housing while offering a vision for the future of East Portland. Named after a Native American term for Mt. Hood, the four-story building’s 175 units will primarily be dedicated to lower income residents. Cost containment strategies challenged our architects and interior designers to develop new solutions that would provide housing for more families, per dollar spent. Complete with a courtyard, community spaces, and carless transit options, Wy’East Plaza supports people starting their next chapter and encourages the future of its neighborhood to be more walkable and residential. Collaboration amongst all stakeholders from the very start created the ideal harmony of design, constructibility, and budget. We maximized our resources through simple, elegant Scandinavian-inspired design—not sacrificing quality or beauty.

Once abandoned for decades, the historic Meier & Frank Warehouse in Portland’s Pearl District has been transformed into a bright, airy, and thoroughly contemporary workplace for Vestas-American Wind Technology. Our renovation balances sustainable design and historical texture with our client’s need for headquarters that feel like a community and inspire people to do their best work together.

One of two Ankrom Moisan projects anchoring a new neighborhood in Hillsboro, OR, Reed’s Crossing Senior Living jump-starts civic growth—in what was once an empty field—through independent/assisted living and memory care. Here, calm, airy interior spaces are bathed with natural light, and ample outdoor spaces and biophilic design elements play off the building’s agrarian-inspired form. Our distinctly urban approach to suburban senior living laid the structural basis for multigenerational life: integrating with walking paths, single-family housing, retail, school, and green areas. Designed for Rembold Properties with a clear love for Hillsboro’s landscapes, operational flexibility, and the wellness of those who will live here, Reed’s Crossing Senior Living is a focal point of what we hope will become a vital, self-contained community.

As one of a few senior communities in northeast Portland, MorningStar at Laurelhurst serves an important dual purpose: allow nearby families and their older relatives to reside within walking distance of each other and offer aging residents of the surrounding neighborhood a comforting opportunity to remain in the same area. Urban on one side, MorningStar at Laurelhurst invites interaction with passersby along the busy commercial street it resides on. Residential on the other side, the senior community responds to the smaller scale of the surrounding houses and provides multiple gardens for residents. Our team designed this project with thoughtfulness and attention to ensuring it will reflect and enhance the historic Laurelhurst neighborhood aesthetically and practically upon completion in 2022.

A fifth-generation Portland family business, Harder Mechanical needed a new, modern headquarters to last them for another 80 years. Because reinvention tends to be part of their business—they gain expertise in the newest processes, be it mill work or high-tech manufacturing, and periodically transform themselves along the way—they were looking explicitly for an innovative showcase office. After learning who they are, how they view their work, and what they needed in a collaborative working session, our design encompasses a beautiful, durable brick building using renewable cross-laminated timber (CLT). The new Harder Mechanical building will last for decades, aligning with and improving the Elliott neighborhood in a way that’s both timeless and exceedingly modern.

Designed to bring diverse communities displaced by gentrification back into Eliot , a once-predominantly Black neighborhood in Northeast Portland, the Songbird Apartments provides more accessible housing to people who urgently need it. This ground-up community along North Williams Avenue serves very low- to low-income families, giving priority to longtime and displaced prior residents of North and Northeast Portland. Funded by the Portland Housing Bureau, the five-story apartment building includes 40 units for Section 8 residents and 61 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a learning kitchen, large event space, and outdoor seating areas. BRIDGE worked closely with community leaders and members to determine how Songbird could best serve them, and their feedback informed everything from our color palette to how we programmed outdoor spaces. Meant for people who wouldn't otherwise be able to live here who have been priced out of the neighborhood and, built to market-rate quality, Songbird fits in with the Eliot neighborhood—and makes it better.

Known for developing mixed-use projects that champion diversity and equity, Capstone Partners needed a headquarters that captured their culture of corporate responsibility and “work hard, play harder.” Our interior design team pushed beyond how people typically think of offices, using bold color and curated eclectic décor elements to create unexpected moments as you walk through the 1,185 sq. ft. space. Rather than focus on dictating a cohesive corporate story in this space, we invited opportunities for individuality to be highlighted. Collaboration was key. A collaborative partnership between the developer and our designers translated to a workplace where each employee sees their unique personality reflected within. It was also important to foster a collaborative work environment by creating distinct destinations throughout the small space that support many types of activities. Vibrant, functional interior design elements come together like a puzzle, creating an office environment that spotlights the people and the work, equally.

Located in the East Portland Grand Avenue Historic District, Grand Belmont is designed to fit in with its surroundings. After another architect’s tower concepts failed to pass design review, Ankrom Moisan stepped in with a confident design for a seven-story, mixed-use apartment building that respects this neighborhood’s character, while building on its historic lineage. Approached from downtown Portland, Grand Belmont expresses solidity and prominence. Approached from the Central Eastside, it feels intimate, subtly blending with the surrounding late 19th/early 20th Century buildings. At its core, Grand Belmont just feels naturally at home.

Part of what draws people to cities, what makes city life so vibrant, are the many ways private and public life overlap. Sidewalk life, running into friends, hanging out on the stoop, seeing and being seen—all social activities enabled by the built environment. Can we translate these experiences to less dense suburban areas? Why should cities have all the fun? Arc Central is our answer to this question. Transit-oriented, walkable, and designed as placemaking, our comprehensive plan for Arc Central sows the seeds of thriving community life in a formerly underused suburban site in Beaverton. Where an empty parking lot and an old theater once stood vacant, two bustling, residential mid-rise apartment buildings now hum with activity. From their stoops, residents greet neighbors walking and biking along well-connected streets. Inside, shared communal spaces are complemented by quiet, peaceful, and generously appointed units. Arc Central is an ongoing lesson in how careful design can grow community.

In 2012, commercial development in downtown Medford, Oregon had stalled out. Six years earlier, the city had built a 3-story parking structure in the town center, hoping that it might spur development but had struggled to do so. Fast-forward to today: One West Main, a beautifully designed new commercial building, surrounds the old parking structure. Pale modular brick, gleaming wood, and grey metal panels contrast with the red brick of the existing garage. Retail has moved in. New buildings are going up. We’re proud that our design for this challenging site helped spark the downtown growth that the city of Medford hoped for.

Beautiful and affordable housing is so rare, yet so necessary. In Portland’s Riverplace district, the Vera proves that both are possible. Developed through a visionary collaboration and honoring the spirit of Vera Katz—Portland’s beloved former mayor and the first female Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives who fought for stronger communities through civic revitalization—the 13-story affordable apartment building weaves together onsite job training and education, contemporary unit designs, and some of Portland’s best waterfront views. Despite unprecedented pricing escalation in the local housing market, the Vera was developed on schedule with precise design details and team collaboration. A unique collaboration among BRIDGE Housing, Portland Housing Commission, Portland Housing Bureau, and Williams/Dame & Associates made the Vera feasible. An open, integrated relationship between Hoffman Construction and Ankrom Moisan’s teams made it real. Our vision, that dignified housing is a basic human right, makes it magic.

For our first mass-timber curtain wall in Portland’s Moda Tower, our goal was to design a canvas that activates the new public art at its heart. Because people deserve public-art experiences that feel alive. Effectively renovating a lobby for public art means more than just designing, say, a white gallery box. The renovated space should elevate the artwork. It should be functional, accounting for practicalities like circulation, lighting and climate, and code. The space should make people pause and give them something unexpected. Needless to say, this isn’t always simple or easy. So it helps when your design partners trust you.

In the city of Sherwood, OR, we partnered with Rembold to create The Ackerly at Sherwood, a beautiful senior-living community that’s more like a bright, spacious, hotel-inspired apartment building which just so happens to support 107 units of assisted living and a 28-bed memory care community. By applying insights from other markets, especially urban living and hospitality, our design challenges stereotypical expectations of senior housing. The Ackerly at Sherwood is colorful and classy and nothing like you’d expect.

Overlooking Director Park atop downtown Portland’s Fox Tower sits one of the region’s most sophisticated commercial workplaces. Once a penthouse suite, now the highly functional two-floor home of a startup investment firm, Archivist Capital’s brightly elegant offices frames sweeping views of the city while exuding the warmth and personality of a contemporary Northwest home. We designed this space around fostering relationships: the heart of every healthy business.

Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch, nestled in a high desert valley in Central Oregon, seeks to give youth campers the best week of their lives. Combining exposed heavy timber with concealed modern building systems, the ranch's two camps, Creekside and Canyon, express a traditional aesthetic with surprising modern advantages. Designing a 100,000 sq. ft. ensemble of multi-use buildings in Oregon’s remote high desert means designing for sustainability. Campers start their days in the cabins before moving to the grand dining hall. At the activity center, kids play basketball, volleyball and soccer, challenge friends to miniature golf, or pull on a harness for the adventure ropes course. In the afternoon, they hit the towering water park, where five slides drop them into outdoor pools from the head of an active mine shaft. Since we first began work here over a decade ago, the two camps—Creekside for teens and Canyon for middle schoolers—have hosted up to 800 campers per week, every summer. And the sunsets still take our breath away.

Willamette View, founded in 1955, is a licensed continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located on 27 acres beside the Willamette River, just south of Portland, OR. Over decades of serving aging populations, their campus organically grew into a complex, interconnected network of care facilities, residential units, internal private streets, parking areas, and pedestrian pathways. But this growth lacked cohesion, with visitors and residents alike having trouble navigating the campus. Willamette View needed more focused, functional navigation and wayfinding, and they wanted to better reflect their surrounding residential environment while reinforcing their brand identity. To solve these issues, Ankrom Moisan created a comprehensive design that aligns buildings of different functions, from different eras. We developed and deployed singular, coherent brand elements and gestures throughout Willamette View’s campus, clarifying circulation and destination with a widely accessible, easy-to-understand design language. Now, anyone on campus, from first-time visitors to longtime residents, ride-share and delivery drivers, staff, or healthcare providers, is guided, reassured, and engaged. We crafted each moment to deliver the most functional utility and branded emotion, grounding people as they move through Willamette View.

The Westgate Framework is our plan to transform a 34 acre site north of Beaverton’s historic downtown into a pedestrian-centered, transit-connected neighborhood. We combined public transit-oriented development (TOD) design with principles of placemaking, walkability, and wayfinding to create a distinct mixed-use community. Aligned with the MAX light rail, Westgate strengthens the area transit connections and adds to the vitality of the nearby Beaverton Round with housing, employment opportunities, and shopping amenities.

Our design began atypically from other senior housing developments. Originally, it was intended as market-rate apartments, with senior housing to be a secondary function. The project is now comprised of nine buildings, including a retail center and 246 units of senior housing. Located adjacent to the Willamette River in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the Mary’s Woods campus is designed to encourage residents to socialize and explore the idyllic natural surroundings outside. Providing facilities that are open to public use, our client aimed to create a significant presence in the community. So, we developed a design that features a large-scale, European village feel, as opposed to a senior living center. Our project architect George Signori, having recently returned from a research trip to Europe, studied exactly that: European villages and what makes them special. Mary’s Woods offers a fresh alternative to seniors with a connected, public community layout.We expanded upon the existing greenspace with native landscaping to create a flexible outdoor space for residents, their families, and the public to enjoy each other’s company amid lovely natural surroundings.

Conceived as a family-friendly, community-centered apartment complex, The Abigail is an elevated take on affordable housing design in Portland’s Pearl District. The first project in Portland for the Bay Area’s BRIDGE Housing, The Abigail connects residents to one another and to the city. Named for equal-rights pioneer Abigail Scott Duniway, this development is an inclusive space with family-sized units and four community spaces. Two buildings connected by a light-filled bridge provide 128 affordable and 27 market-rate apartments. Four outdoor spaces offer moments for group events, relaxation, and play. Each building wing responds to its surrounding environment—the river and train to the east; the city streets to the west. In June 2017, The Abigail received LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise (v2008) Gold certification.

"There's nothing like doing arts for a community, especially a small community—it brings people together in a way nothing else will. This is a long time coming for Sherwood. " -Maggie Chapin, Former Sherwood Center for the Arts Manager Sherwood’s significant growth in recent years has led to a multi-million-dollar investment in Old Town, the town’s historic center. Our team first delivered a master plan for a 6-acre parcel that expanded Old Town and created the Sherwood Cannery Square PUD, including an architectural pattern book to guide future developments. The Arts Center was the next step in aiding the community in their family-oriented, forward-thinking approach. Inspired by Sherwood’s commitment to make Old Town a success, we designed a new mixed-use community arts center to gather the people of Sherwood together in celebration of the arts and life’s milestone moments. The 16,000 sq. ft., multi-purpose venue integrates Old Town context, but also presents a fresh, modern take on a masonry civic structure. The Sherwood Center for the Arts sets the stage for all future commercial and residential developments in the area.

SAIF is a not-for-profit, state-chartered workers' compensation insurance company that serves all of Oregon. Their Salem campus included multiple buildings which inhibited employee interaction. Ankrom Moisan was initially hired to provide a new office building, and then selected to lead overall campus planning, from orientation and flow between their buildings, across the campus, to its connection with the surrounding community. The major goal of the client was to create a workplace that appeals to multiple generations with flexibility to accommodate future growth and future work styles. The preliminary stages of the process included research in the form of employee surveys, focus groups, and manager workshops. The design team then built the necessary test fits, space plans, and virtual design to create a new workplace that all stakeholders could support. By listening to how important the connection was to their existing 200-year-old heritage oak tree, the design team used an inside-out outside-in approach to tie the landscape, architecture and interior design together throughout the building that gave SAIF's employees a sustainable, flexible, light-filled workspace that they enjoy coming to work each day to.

Many families can't afford to live in the city of Portland. Together with our client, we took up the challenge to create affordable housing that blends with Portland’s upscale Pearl District neighborhood and reclaim space for families who have historically been priced out of the city. In response, we designed the Ramona, a six-story building with 138 affordable rental units for families earning less than 60% of median family income. An extremely tight wood-frame enclosure clad in patterned brick, with energy-efficient casement windows and low-flow water fixtures, reduces energy consumption, while solar PV panels and solar thermal water heating provides energy. Located within walking distance of the urban core’s employment opportunities, the entire building is geared towards families with children, with amenities that include a private, playground within a safe courtyard, laundry rooms, a fitness room, and a community room. In addition, the ground floor was originally leased out to Portland Public Schools for early child development program Head Start. This Hammurabi Award of Merit winner also meets the AIA 2030 challenge and is certified LEED Gold.

We are working toward the day when buildings produce more energy than they consume and consume more waste than they produce. When Reach Community Development bought this vacant, two-acre site in 2011, this non-profit affordable housing provider had something special in mind: not simply to build affordable units but to create a new, comprehensive, sustainable model for affordable living. This master-planned, three-phase affordable development embodies Reach’s vision with thoughtful planning and design. On its completion, Phase I became North America’s largest Passive House-certified project. In Phase II, our meaningful and educated changes led to another Passive House certification at half the financial premium, and Phase III took on the need for affordable family housing.

Oliver Station promotes stable home ownership by providing affordable housing and retail space in a vibrant, transit-oriented community. As part of a master plan to redevelop Portland’s Lents Town Center, it embodies the mission of the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) to make Portland a desirable, equitable city by investing in job creation, innovation, and economic opportunity. The two-block development is a transit-oriented addition to the Lents neighborhood that welcomes residents, commuters, and small business owners. A 5-story mixed-use building on site offers 126 affordable and 19 market rate homes, and retail space on the ground floor for women and minority owned businesses. Along the way, we made critical site improvements that have calmed traffic, increased public space, and ultimately, make the Lents neighborhood safer and more welcoming.

Designed for seniors who want to remain connected to the greater downtown Portland community, Mirabella is a 30-story high-rise in Portland’s South Waterfront district that sets a the bar for a truly urban continuing care retirement community (CCRC). The first LEED Platinum CCRC in the country, this 30-story curved tower provides all levels of continuing care: independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care. With over 400 residents and 140 staff members, Mirabella exemplifies successful urban senior housing.

The design for Holden of Pearl creates integrated care and inspiring amenities for seniors in Portland’s Pearl District. Seniors seeking vibrant social and autonomous experiences have high-end accommodations that seamlessly blend into the surrounding urban context and lively community fabric. The residential community offers a proactive mix of independent, assisted living, and memory care units to residents.

Gray’s Landing is designed, built, and operated as part of a holistic vision to reclaim Portland’s South Waterfront from industrial district to a diverse, mixed-use community. As the district’s first affordable housing development, the LEED Platinum project set high standards for efficiency and inclusivity. This six-story mid-rise is home to 42 veterans affected by homelessness, with another 167 units for people whose incomes are below 60% of median incomes. Gray’s Landing also houses the REACH Community Development headquarters, whose long-term approach to development harmonizes with our holistic approach to energy efficiency. The private nonprofit continuously educates residents on energy conservation, which maximizes the building’s long-term energy efficiency and in turn, reduces tenants’ utility costs. Gray’s Landing represents a new frontier in affordable and sustainable living—proof that the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Its design ensures efficiency over the entire lifespan of the building, but residents are the critical component. Together, they can make the South Waterfront a resilient, healthy community for future generations.

Developed in a space previously maintained by a herd of friendly neighborhood goats, Goat Blocks is a multi-block, mixed-use project that connects Portland's industrial past with a creative future. Positioned between a historic residential neighborhood and a vibrant industrial area in transition, this mixed-use development is the area’s new, social hub. We wanted to create a place for everyone. Three industrial-inspired buildings knit together shops big and small, restaurants, a cider taproom, a grocery store, and apartments. Pedestrian alleyways draw the neighborhood in; apartment balconies and a rooftop lounge draw residents out. Since completion, the live, work, shop destination in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) has emerged as a hot spot for innovation, creative industries, and entrepreneurship.

Modern-day banking has undergone a seismic shift since the days of the neighborhood branch. People want online convenience—and in-person experiences for major, life-changing moments like getting married or buying a first home. Our design challenge for First Tech Federal Credit Union was to orchestrate a completely new, innovative, and technologically advanced experience. One that would be future-proof and adaptable while supporting the existing brand. From our integrated approach, we created an immersive, engaging experience that fuses the human element with ever-evolving technology.

The challenge: Design a fire station prototype that’s functional, durable, and able to adapt to unique sites. And to implement each as efficiently and inclusively as possible. As our first application of these prototyped studies, Firehouse 55 is a fully functioning, standalone station from which Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to 500,000 residents in one of the fastest growing regions in Oregon. Our active engagement process with contractors, firefighters, and an active and informed neighborhood association led to a fully responsive station; integrated with shared community space and comfortable places for firefighters to recuperate between calls. Firehouse 55 is the efficient, uplifting post TVF&R needs to make the region a safer and more livable place to call home.

Founded in the Pacific Northwest over 70 years ago as Consolidated Freightways, Daimler Truck North America has grown with Portland over the years. Their employees were spread out on a sprawling, disconnected campus, and they needed a central, state-of-the-art headquarters. One thing they already had: a prime riverfront location on Swan Island with Mt. Hood views, and a desire to create an iconic, sustainable new building. Continuing our more than a decade-long relationship, Ankrom Moisan designed an integrated campus that facilitates a transition from two existing buildings into one new waterfront headquarters. The finished, LEED Platinum headquarters promotes employee collaboration, wellness, and a sense of pride in the company’s powerful vehicles.

DaBella, a home improvement company, found a space in Hillsboro they could comfortably expand their growing workforce into, they needed to transform the trapped-in-the-‘70s business park space to a modern headquarters to suit their unique company culture and inspire their staff. Our approach transformed a football field length space into an elevated, brand-integrated headquarters for both call center and executive staff call home. The design represents the company’s commitment to beauty, transformation, and an encouraging, positive culture.

Skylight is a modern, 115,000 sq. ft. steel and hybrid glulam frame building with a Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) floor system and ground-floor retail that sets a new standard for future developments in the Central Eastside district.

Since their inception in 1983, custom-home builder Charter Construction has seen plenty of changes to their business mix. As their commercial segment grew to become the center of their offerings, the overall market perception of their custom-home services grew less clear. New clients began to primarily associate Charter Construction with commercial development, wondering why such a key player in that market would participate in custom-home builds. But Charter never questioned their deep expertise and passion for custom-home building. Nor their willing desire to disrupt the marketplace once again. To correct the market's misperception around their custom-home offering, Ankrom Moisan helped Charter Construction build a new approach with a newly focused team and brand: Charter Custom Homes. Through thorough research and stakeholder interviews with both architects and homeowners alike, we began seeing a clear picture of what to amplify and what to let go of—reigniting their passion for disruption, now supported by their unmatched seasoned expertise.

This is the story of transformation from an under-utilized retail space to the new standard in Class-A office amenity space. Our Interior Design and Brand teams worked in tandem to provide hospitality-inspired interiors, signage, environmental graphics, wayfinding and interactive digital for the ground floor lobby, amenity lounge, conference center, fitness and bike storage area. An interactive art installation by German artist Patrik Huebner uses generative algorithms to react to sounds and motions happening within the bar space—capturing the energy and vision for a branded, modern amenity experience.

Founded in 1992 as an alternative educational program, the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton, OR, has transformed into an award-winning arts school with an annual waiting list of 300. For their new $9 million, 21,000 SF facility, our design uses form, materiality, and movement to tell the story of an academy that puts its heart and soul into art. It sets the stage for visitors to immerse in the art school's disciplines and serves as an inspiring venue to educate new generations of artists and performers.

The ART Tower project will create 314 apartments on a half-block site adjacent to Portland’s Artist Repertory Theatre (ART). By leveraging the development potential of the entire block, the residential tower will draw new artists and performers to the Goose Hollow cultural district. This 21-story residential tower features an oversized, stage-like ground floor lobby that will play host to live performances and various art installations. Continuing the theatrical design language to the rooftop amenity space, sloping, mirrored soffits will amplify the activity below, creating an engaging experience for those underneath. Developed with Wood Partners, ART Tower is Portland’s first high-rise project to adopt the city’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) code, which addresses the need for affordable housing.

In 2014, it was time for us to reimagine our workplace and leave the confined spec office we had outgrown over 26 years. So we partnered with developer Gerding Edlen to build 38 Davis on a vacant urban site in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown District. It would be the district’s first ground-up construction in over a decade and one of the first buildings in the world certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 rating program. Part office, part classroom, part home, and part retail, 38 Davis is a six-story mid-rise that does more. It paved a clearer code path for mass timber buildings in Portland. It gives 13 low-income households a healthy, transit-connected home. It saves 202,800 gallons of water every year. And it gives us a home base that’s purely us.

One of the first multifamily developments to meet Portland's new Inclusionary Housing requirements, Amara is a seven-story building that brings vibrant new energy to its urban gateway site, situated on the edge of the Pearl District. As the North Park Blocks celebrates its 150th year, this new addition contributes 138 apartments, including 17 affordable units, nearly 9,000 SF of ground floor retail space, and a lobby amenity space with an open-air cloister—all on a site formerly occupied by a tire store. The mid-rise is located at the intersection of two major features in Portland's urban landscape. First: Burnside Street is Portland's North to South boundary and serves as the link between East and West across the Willamette River. Second: The North Park Blocks are collectively one of the greatest civic gestures of the central city. Amara actively and sensitively responds to both contexts to transform the block into a vibrant, pedestrian friendly place. The resulting building amplifies the authentic character of its place and reimagines it to the highest potential.

Population health relies on more than simply treating sickness. Our client’s strategy leads a healthcare shift from a fee-for-service financial model to a value-based model whose viability depends on people staying healthy and not getting sick. It’s embodied by a new healthcare center that integrates traditional clinical services with wellness facilities. Through a community-oriented gym/studio/spa environment combined with primary care, urgent care, women’s care, imaging, pediatrics, and more, our design connects services with open, thoughtful architecture and interior design blending in an active urban environment. Our hope: To help people get and stay healthy.

In 2014, we submitted a conceptual design study to long-time Portland developer Arthur Mutual for a prominent site in the central city. With an intimate understanding of the site’s history and future potential, we flipped their initial placement of a new high-rise hotel and office with a plan to reunify the surrounding neighborhood–the Yamhill Historic District and the Municipal Governance District. Happy with the bold move, Arthur Mutal brought us on board to bring the development to life. The sister building, 250 Taylor office received the 2019 CRE Transformer Award from the Portland Business Journal. Designed in dark brick to echo the neighborhood’s historic aesthetic, the profile of the tower transforms the pedestrian experience from blocks away. Inside, a premier restaurant, ballroom, and rooms for 250 guests will reform the neighborhood. A discreet entrance to an exclusive rooftop deck harkens to the area’s speakeasy roots, where the first-ever rooftop pool in the city sits alongside an outdoor social venue overlooking the surrounding urban landscape and peak of Mount Hood beyond.

Creative people and thriving businesses are attracted to Portland’s reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and resourceful ingenuity. 250 Taylor offers them both in the heart of the city’s downtown core. As the 2019 winner of the CRE Transformer Award, the 10-story office building is considered one of the most transformative commercial real estate projects of the year by the Portland Business Journal. Our straightforward design embodies the composition of Yamhill Historic District at a human scale—revitalizing the pedestrian experience at a key transitional block. Rooted in place, the project is designed to promote access to air, light, and wellness.

Set at the industrial west edge of the Pearl District, between the Willamette River and the I-405 highway, the Rodney is a mixed-use apartment building that fuses modern with industrial design. In response to community input, we designed the Rodney to fit in, particularly at the robust, ordered street-level base that reflects the neighborhood’s historic legacy of industrial architecture. But, as it gracefully rises to a slender, shimmering tower of glass, the Rodney also stands out, linking to the adjacent downtown and Pearl neighborhoods. Our design connects site contexts and scales that often aren't: one, industrial, grounded, and historical; the other, urban, vertical, and modern. Our client, Holland Partner Group, describes the Rodney as “one of the most successful in their portfolio.”

Home—safe, loving, sheltered—is intrinsically connected to our overall health and well-being. From the moment Central City Concern’s revolutionary Blackburn Center opened, Portland’s most vulnerable had a new, safe home to reclaim their lives. Using “home” as our guiding principle, we designed Blackburn Center to integrate both modern housing and in-house clinical services under one roof. It is one of only five centers in North America to combine healthcare, pharmaceutical services, retail, and supportive and palliative care housing for people experiencing homelessness. Each level mirrors a person's pathway to healing—from clinical treatment at the ground floor to independent living at the top floors—and supports every stage of recovery. Blackburn Center gives about 3,000 patients per year access to employment services, housing placement, and complementary clinic services. AIA awarded Blackburn Center the 2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award, recognizing our contributions to one of the best healthcare centers in the nation.