13th and Spokane Apartments

Commissioned to create a clean, modern apartment complex on a small budget, TVA created a four-story mixed-use, multi-family building geared toward young professionals. Situated right in the core of Sellwood’s food and boutique shopping scene, these flats allow residents to fully immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the diverse neighborhood.

The 30 available units are a mélange of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with traditional layouts. Quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit washers and dryers offer tenants all the modern comforts desired in a new building. Rooms are accessible through sliding barn doors that can be left open to extend the space or be easily closed for privacy. Floor-to-ceiling windows in all units frame unique views of the surrounding urban and natural fabrics, in addition to providing ample natural lighting.

The façade consists predominately of smooth and ribbed metal panels. Porcelain tiling punctuates the base of the building, and mahogany accents mark entrances. Two distinct masses are visually joined by a recessed corridor with large windows. The ground floor connects public and private realms through 3,900 sq. ft. of leasable retail space. Behind the building is a large, split-level courtyard, which is available to both residents and retail tenants. The split-level lends privacy to each user group and creates a sort of partition. Fire tables and lyrical lighting allow for an intimate, beautiful, and relaxing space.

Year: In Progress
Location: Portland, OR