Building Tours

Tours

Building Tours

The highly anticipated mass timber building tours promise outstanding buildings, innovative materials, and plenty of networking with global professionals on this consistently sold out event

 

Costs

$200/person

Details

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Only available for registered attendees
  • Seats sell out quickly!
  • Lunch, safety equipment, and coach transportation provided
  • Departs from and returns to the Oregon Convention Center
  • After the tour, join hundreds of mass timber professionals in the Exhibit Hall at 5:30 pm for a Welcome Reception

NOTE: All tour attendees must ride on the provided buses—no riding to and from tour stops in separate vehicles is allowed. All tours involve at least one stop at an active construction site. Attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.

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Tour #1: Portland Buildings

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Check-in: 6:30 am – 8:00 am outside Exhibit Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

Voodoo donuts and coffee/tea served before departure.

Bus departs promptly at 8:00 am.

NOTE: All tour attendees must ride on the provided buses—no riding to and from tour stops in separate vehicles is allowed. All tours involve at least one stop at an active construction site. Attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.


Adidas North American Headquarters

adidas North American Headquarters Expansion

Location: Portland, Oregon
Scale: 457,000 sf
Completion: 2020

Following a national design competition, adidas selected the team of LEVER Architecture, O+A, and GGN to realize a major expansion of their North American Headquarters. The target LEED v4 Gold project enhances adidas’ Portland, Oregon campus with a new arrival sequence and two signature buildings. The placement of the two buildings around a new central sports plaza transforms the existing plaza into a more cohesive campus landscape, strengthens connectivity internally between the existing buildings, and alters the landscape connections to the adjoining residential neighborhood. The project is inspired by the dynamism of small stadium environments where spectators and players engage in an active dialogue. The architecture of the two buildings connects creative work, community, and sport.

The program for the 183,000 sf North Building includes a food hall, coffee bar, maker and creative labs, meeting zone, and four levels of open workspace. The 31,500 sf South Building is intended to serve as a campus destination for athletic training and community events. Both buildings cantilever over the soccer field, emphasizing views of formal and pick-up matches. On the ground level, the buildings open directly onto the field, integrating diverse public spaces from café seating to places for outdoor training.

The overall material palette for both buildings is raw, authentic, and appropriate to the task: exposed concrete and wood, as well as metal panels that are woven across the façade. Leveraging the firm’s expertise with timber innovation, the design for the North Building deploys a unique hybrid structural system made from pre-cast concrete columns and girders with glulam beams and cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The South Building’s all mass timber design includes glulam columns and beams with CLT panels. Located over an existing parking garage, the design takes advantage of the lightness of wood to create a larger structure. Mass timber’s warm character, technical innovation, and connection to the regional forestry culture make it an ideal material for a cutting-edge brand with roots in the Northwest.

Campus planning upgrades are a critical part of the expansion. The masterplan establishes a new intersection and entry point to the campus that terminates at an arrival court and drop off. Surrounded by existing and new architecture, the courtyard serves as a powerful space of arrival for visitors. The project scope also includes a new 240,000 sf below-grade parking garage, loading facility, and landscape improvements that enhance connectivity and create new outdoor spaces for interaction.

Project Team

Owner: adidas
Architect: LEVER
Contractor: Turner Construction
Interiors: Studio O+A
Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Lighting Design: Niteo
Structural Engineering: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineering: KPFF Consulting Engineers
MEP/FP Engineering: Interface Engineering
Building Enclosure Consulting: RDH Building Science
CLT Manufacturer: D.R. Johnson Wood Innovations


The Canyons

The Canyons

Location: Portland, Oregon
Scale: 110,000 sf
Completion: August 2020

After the success in the sustainable development of Carbon 12, the tallest mass timber and cross laminated timber (CLT) condominium building in the country, Kaiser+Path continue to set a new standard for environmental responsibility and sustainability. Their new project, The Canyons, is an innovative barrier-free living concept with an emphasis on accessibility and is located next to Carbon 12, along the North Williams corridor, in North Portland. Opening in August 2020, The Canyons provides 70 modern and light-filled units for anyone who wants an active, independent and urban lifestyle with services and amenities to allow ease of movement and to comfortably age in place, or for anyone with limited mobility. The Canyons is not age-restricted, meets ADA standards, and provides amenities such as a 24/7 on-site licensed paramedic that make The Canyons an ideal place to live.

Along with offering aesthetically modern units, The Canyons draws its originality in its concept. Kaiser+Path, an award-winning Portland-based architecture firm and pioneer in building with mass timber and CLT, created The Canyons with the future in mind. CLT is an engineered product made from our region’s most renewable resource: Wood. The benefits of CLT include its exceptional seismic resilience, fire resistance, and a reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions. Using CLT also has other advantages such as the speed of construction, the ease, efficiency of assembly, and assurance of a safe and durable structural building material.

The Canyons also features a unique open-air alley marketplace, modeled after Japan’s narrow, bustling Yokocho alleys. This intimate and engaging passageway is designed so that it is a convenient place for all to eat, shop, and gather with neighbors and family. The Canyons and the Alleywalk both offer independence and more freedom and flexibility than we can find in conventional homes.

Project Team

Owner / Developer: Kaiser Group
Architect: Path Architecture
Contractor: R&H Construction
CLT Manufacturer: Structurlam
Landscape Architect: Ecotone Environmental
Structural Engineering: Catena Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineering: kpff Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Jacobs HVAC
Electrical Engineer: Prairie Electric
Building Enclosure Consulting: JRS Consulting


More Buildings Announced Soon

Tour #2: Mass Timber Technical Academy

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Check-in: 6:30 am – 8:00 am outside Exhibit Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

Voodoo donuts and coffee/tea served before departure.

Bus departs promptly at 7:00 am.

NOTE: All tour attendees must ride on the provided buses—no riding to and from tour stops in separate vehicles is allowed. All tours involve at least one stop at an active construction site. Attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.


Spend a day at Oregon State University’s newly completed, state-of-the-art mass timber research facility—made with CLT and Mass Plywood Panels—where you will get a guided, up-close look at actual mass timber research/testing and a variety of mass timber demos. Also tour the nearby Peavy Hall, newly constructed with CLT and other mass timber.

More details announced soon.

Tour #3: Mass Timber Equipment Manufacturing & Buildings

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Check-in: 6:30 am – 8:00 am outside Exhibit Hall B, Oregon Convention Center

Voodoo donuts and coffee/tea served before departure.

Bus departs promptly at 7:00 am.

NOTE: All tours involve at least one stop at an active construction site. All attendees must wear long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes such as hiking or work boots. Anyone wearing short pants, skirts, dresses, raised heels, tennis shoes, open toed shoes or other attire not appropriate for an active construction site may be excluded from certain stops. Additional required protective equipment provided by conference organizers.


Enjoy a guided tour of USNR’s Woodland, Washington, plant. USNR is a supplier of equipment and technologies for the wood processing industry, including CLT presses and other systems for manufacturing mass timber products. USNR recently installed a turn-key CLT manufacturing line at the new Katerra plant in Spokane, Washington.

Also on the tour will be visits to nearby mass timber buildings. More details available soon.