SOLTERRA HQ

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NEW CREATIVE OFFICE + MAKER SPACE

PDX // OREGON

Wow! Okay the first thing that makes you take notice as you stroll down SE Division Street, are the two huge murals by Fin Dac integrated with a living wall. You just know that this place is different! Bold and eclectic are just a couple of adjectives that describe this truly amazing building that provides a buzzing place for some of Portland’s creative makers to do their thing. 

 

Designed as a headquarters and creative hub for manufacturers, it features a fully habitable intensive eco-roof complete with trees, shrubs and grasses that brings nature to the people. The living wall feature integrated with the murals on the exterior is also a feature on the interior. With the people, the integration of nature and art, and the location, this building is primed to be hopping with creative energy.

PROJECT STATS

CLIENT // SOLTERRA

SIZE // 36,000 SF

ICF CONSTRUCTION

BUILT // 2018

COMMUNITY ASSETS // EXCELLENT TRANSIT ACCESS, WALKING DISTANCE TO GREAT FOOD AND DRINKS, BAR DOWNSTAIRS, ART GALLERY, AND MAJOR PUBLIC ART BY WORLD FAMOUS STREET ARTIST - FIN DAC

PHOTOS // TOM HARRIS + SOLTERRA

+ KEY FEATURES


  • LEED NC - PLATINUM
  • ETO PATH-TO-NET-ZERO
  • DJC PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2019
  • DESIGNED THE BUILDING TO HANDLE FULL INDUSTRIAL USAGE WITH UNIQUE INSULATED CONCRETE FORM STRUCTURAL SYSTEM.
  • DESIGNED INTERIOR FIT-OUTS FOR A DIVERSE ARRAY OF TENANTS INCLUDING OFFICES, RESTAURANT, RETAIL, LIGHT MANUFACTURING, EVENTS SPACE, AND A BIO-CHEM LAB.
  • HANDLED COMPLEX PERMITTING DUE TO MULTIPLE REVISIONS, SIMULTANEOUS TIS, AND COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION.
  • LARGE ROOFTOP DECK WITH EVENT SPACE, INTENSIVE PLANTINGS, AND SOLAR CANOPY
  • EXCELLENT ENERGY PERFORMANCE USING COST-EFFECTIVE SYSTEMS AND BUILDING ENVELOPE MEASURES.




+ WHY IT MATTERS


It’s sustainable, it fits into the creative, artsy neighborhood in a way that most other new builds don’t. We think this building proves that you can integrate a super green technology with architectural design and have it seamlessly become part of any environment.




+ HOW IT'S DONE


With exceptionally high-performance envelope insulation, glazing, and leading edge mechanical systems with heat recovery; energy performance is stellar. Thanks to SolTerra’s commitment to sustainable technology, solar panel canopies at the street and the roof further reduce consumption from the grid. A lot of details and redesign made for some challenges but Andrea and Nate shepherded it through this unconventional construction process.