Enjoy a day touring some of Portland, Oregon’s newest cross-laminated timber and other mass timber commercial buildings. Network with architects, engineers, mass timber manufacturers, and others from around the world as you learn about innovative timber construction. See the sights of beautiful Portland as you kick back on a deluxe coach between stops.
- Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 8:00am–5:00pm
- Registration check-in: 7:00am–8:00am (Coaches start loading at 7:45am)
- Coaches depart promptly at 8:00am from the Oregon Convention Center and return to the same location at the end of the tour
- Lunch and coach transportation provided
- Only 100 seats available – register today!
- After the tour, join mass timber professionals from around the world in the Exhibit Hall at 5:30pm for a Welcome Reception
The tallest timber and CLT building in the United States
Design: PATH Architecture, Inc.
Construction: Kaiser Group, Inc.
Carbon12 is an eighty-five foot tall, eight-story, timber-framed residential project currently under construction at N. Williams and Fremont in Portland, Oregon. It showcases cutting-edge engineered wood products which represent the next big revolution in the construction industry in the United States, and which have enormous positive economic and environmental potential.
Carbon12 incorporates both cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber panels and is the tallest timber and CLT building in the U.S. The building also incorporates several other sustainability and contextually responsive features: an underground mechanical parking system, solar-heated residential hot water, and state-of-the-art earthquake monitoring and alert systems, among others. The building’s slender footprint offers maximum potential for the ground-floor retail uses to spill out onto the site, and for the project to create a true sense of place in the neighborhood.
Ankrom Moisan Headquarters
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Developer: Gerding Edlen
Ankrom Moisan Architects (AMA), an award-winning firm specializing in integrated architectural, interior design, urban design, and branding services, recently moved into its new founding office in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown District. Encompassing 58,000 sq. ft. and three floors of the six-story building, AMA is the largest tenant of the district’s first ground up new construction project in a decade.
Ankrom Moisan had considered more than 25 different locations for its new Portland office before developer Gerding Edlen engaged AMA in the Old Town building as a tenant, and subsequently, as project architect. The firm seized the opportunity to build its dream creative workplace in the mixed-use building, which will also house University of Oregon (UO) classrooms and retail space on the ground floor, UO administrative space on the second floor, and a mix of affordable and market rate housing on the top two floors.
In keeping with the tenor of the Old Town Chinatown District, the AMA workplace and the entire building capitalizes on a historic method of construction design, combined with modern day building codes and design sensibilities. Wood, glass, steel, and concrete are used prominently throughout. Timber construction framing and exposed glue-laminated timber beams dominate the space, and concrete floors provide a modern, urban aesthetic.
Fire Station 76
Owner: Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District 10
Architect: Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.
Fire Station 76 serves Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District 10 – a community of small family farms and nurseries. Taking inspiration from local agricultural buildings, the design layers the subtle rural character of the area over the distinct functions of living and working.
The structure comprises two masses: a vaulted apparatus bay clad with metal and an office and living quarters wrapped in charred wood. Shou Sugi Ban, a traditional Japanese technique, was used to char the wood surface, providing protection from rot, decay, and insects. Warm western red cedar-clad porches carve into the living quarters, providing a rich comparison for the adjacent charred wood. The cedar continues to the daylight-filled building interior, blending inside with outside.
The building orientation rotates with the east porch and dayroom, where crews spend most of their time, angled to capture views of the Cascade mountain range, and the apparatus bay facing the road, presenting the most recognizable feature of a fire station – the engines – to the public.
Architect: LEVER Architecture
Note: We had the pleasure of touring Albina Yard in the 2016 Mass Timber Conference Building Tour while the building was still under construction and now have the unique opportunity to see the finished product.
Albina Yard is a new 16,000 sf speculative office building with ground floor retail located in North Portland. The building utilizes mass timber construction, with a glue-laminated timber frame and CLT panels manufactured and prefabricated in Riddle, Oregon.
The project’s primary goal was to utilize domestic CLT in a market-rate office building that would pave the way for broader market adoption of renewable mass timber construction technologies in Portland and the US. The design approach reflects a commitment to this sustainable technology by developing an architecture focused on economy and simplicity, material expression, and the careful resolution and integration of all M/E/P building systems to foreground the beauty of the exposed Douglas fir structural frame.
At the street level, the floor plan is organized around activating a small “L” shaped infill site in a mixed residential / light industrial neighborhood. The side-loaded structural core connects the public entry to a day-lit CLT egress stair that opens onto a private south-facing courtyard. The retail space also connects to the street with a café/bar adjacent to the courtyard space. The upper floors have expansive views of Mt. Hood and downtown Portland, and are also divisible into four smaller units.