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All neighborhoods have distinct personalities, a character and soul.  Bob Thompson, Design Principal
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Forty One 11 Apartments

Forty One 11 Apartments

Near the junction of three popular NE Portland communities, King, Alberta, and Boise—we had the unique opportunity to design two separate multi-family housing projects just across the street from one another.

Having finished the King Street Lofts in 2015, we worked again with our friends at VWR Development to complete the Forty One 11 Apartments, a mid-rise structure designed for modern livability. Both projects complement the surrounding neighborhood while establishing their own special sense of place with complementary forms, materials, and a focus on the active pedestrian experience.

As the demand for new housing in established neighborhoods increases, we are finding ways to create marketable projects on smaller infill sites. Promoting a positive environment for the residents, the Forty One 11 Apartments addresses infill housing needs that are consistent with city policies such as smart growth, resiliency, sustainability, and utilization of existing infrastructure. The project is sensitive to the existing urban fabric, and contributes to and enhances the character, value and livability of the neighborhood with direct and safe pedestrian access to adjacent transit, the incorporation of natural materials at the ground plane, and carefully considered detailing on the facade that plays with light and shadow.

Client
VWR Development
Location
Portland, Oregon
Date
2019
Size
72,694 sf
Bob Thompson, Richard Rapp, Iain MacKenzie