The Holman Building, redeveloped for commercial mixed – use as the RiverEast Center, includes office space for two corporate headquarters and retail uses. RiverEast is an important project in the redevelopment of Portland’s inner eastside, located adjacent to the Willamette River and Certified LEED Gold. Major site design components included converting the Clay Street ROW adjacent to the building into a pedestrian plaza that provides a connection for eastside neighborhoods to the Willamette River Greenway. Unique features include creating a green parking lot, retrofitting Water Avenue to a Green Street, conveying and treating rooftop runoff with artistic downspouts and stormwater basins, and re-using recycled materials from building demolition for site wall features. The project exceeds City of Portland standards for stormwater management by treating roof runoff from the building through stormwater flow-through planters. The development was coordinated with many local agencies including Portland Development Commission, Portland Bureau of Planning, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Bureau of Environmental Services. The project relies heavily on native planting schemes to conserve water consumption and promote bio-diversity. GreenWorks services included schematic design, design development, and construction documentation services.
GreenWorks provided landscape architectural design services for Chown Pella, located in the heart of Portland’s historic Pearl District. The landscape features for this 75 loft housing condominium and retail space development consisted of fencing, parking, street tree plantings and seating areas.
The Madrona Lofts in the Rose Quarter of Portland offered a tremendous opportunity to rehabilitate a decaying hotel into much needed inner city, low-income housing complex. GreenWorks was part of a team of designers that analyzed the existing facilities and surrounding development for opportunities to improve both the project site and the pedestrian connections from the community, through the site, to the adjacent Rose Garden. Applying a number of sustainable site design practices, GreenWorks provided designs focused on developing meaningful pedestrian spaces and strengthening pedestrian connections to the surrounding developments.