One North

Format
Full

City
Portland

State/Province
OR

Country
USA

Metro Area
Portland

Project Type
Office Building(s)

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Office
Open space
Retail

Keywords
CAD
Creative office
Green building
Infill development
Place making
Shared space

Site Size
0.98 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2011

Date Opened
2015

One North comprises three architecturally distinctive, energy-efficient buildings, with a total of 88,857 square feet of office space and 15,712 square feet of retail space, surrounding a 14,000-square-foot common courtyard. Developed collaboratively by two developers on three parcels, One North brings a new public square and new jobs to a historically disadvantaged urban neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.

The well-insulated buildings at One North use less than half the energy of a typical new office building but were built at a comparable cost per square foot. They feature timber construction for its structural, environmental, and aesthetic qualities; the resulting office interiors have proved alluring for fast-growing creative firms.

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Format
Full

City
Portland

State/Province
OR

Country
USA

Metro Area
Portland

Project Type
Office Building(s)

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Office
Open space
Retail

Keywords
CAD
Creative office
Green building
Infill development
Place making
Shared space

Site Size
0.98 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2011

Date Opened
2015

Website
www.onenorthpdx.com

Developer (East and West buildings)
Karuna Properties II LLC
Nels Gabbert LLC
Owen Gabbert LLC
Portland, Oregon
www.ngpdx.com
www.owengabbertllc.com

Developer (Radiator)
Kaiser Group Inc.
Portland, Oregon
www.kaisergroupinc.com

Architect (East and West buildings)
Holst Architecture
www.holstarc.com

Architect (Radiator)
PATH Architecture
www.architecturepath.com

Landscape design and planning
Lango Hansen
Portland, Oregon

David A. Berniker Urban Design & Planning
Portland, Oregon

Engineering
Froelich Engineers
KPFF Consulting Engineers
McKinstry
Munzing Structural Engineering
PAE Consulting Engineers

General contractors
R&H Construction Co.
Kaiser Group Inc.

Property management
Pingree Northwest LLC

Interviewees
Nels Gabbert, principal, Nels Gabbert LLC
Owen Gabbert, principal, Owen Gabbert LLC
Cory Hawbecker, associate and sustainability coordinator, Holst Architecture
John Holmes, partner and project designer, Holst Architecture
Ben Kaiser, owner and principal, Kaiser Group and PATH Architecture
Adam Petersen, senior project manager, R&H Construction Co.
Kevin Valk, principal, Holst Architecture

Further reading from ULI
Will Macht, “Radiating Resourcefulness,” Urban Land, May/June 2016. www.urbanland.uli.org/development-business/radiating-resourcefulness

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