Full Site Coming Winter 2018

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Full Site Coming Winter 2018

We create buildings and spaces that elevate human experience.

Our projects bring architecture and innovation to signature buildings, as well as to structures that make up the everyday fabric of our communities.

 

For us, each new project presents an opportunity to demonstrate that architectural quality is an essential aspect of city-making.

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Based in Portland, Oregon, we work throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our team is led by Founder and Principal, Thomas Robinson.

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Award

LEVER is honored to be a recipient of Architectural Record’s 2017 Design Vanguard Award. The program spotlights the ten best emerging architecture firms from around the world.


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LEVER is honored to be a recipient of Architectural Record’s 2017 Design Vanguard Award. The program spotlights the ten best emerging architecture firms from around the world.


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Design Philosophy

Our work explores making, materiality, and experience using an economy of design. Great work delivered with economy requires precise architecture and a willingness to rethink how buildings are made. We challenge conventional methods of fabrication, use local and commonplace materials in unexpected ways, and pursue construction that benefits the environment and regional economy. This approach emphasizes transformation at every level of design and brings greater beauty and meaning to the final built work.

Projects

Mass Timber Rising

Framework

Slated to become the first wood high-rise in the U.S.

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Albina Yard

First building in the U.S. made from domestically fabricated Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

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L'Angolo Estate Winery

New tasting room that is a resonant expression of Oregon’s wine country landscape

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On Campus

ArtHouse

Student housing for the Pacific Northwest College of Art

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TreeHouse

Housing on the campus of Oregon Health & Science University

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Creative Workplace

Creative Studio and Campus

A former aerospace factory is transformed into a light-filled creative hub

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Renovation that brings light, connectivity, and public interface to an organization devoted to excellence in film

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Explore our Process

Union Way is a retail development and civic gesture in Portland
The project creates a new mid-block passageway that is open to the public
Two dilapidated warehouses were combined and renovated to create Union Way
The design is inspired by historic retail passageways in Europe
New skylights along the passageway bring daylight into the structure
Union Way is clad in poplar sourced from Boardman, Oregon
Union Way is a retail development and civic gesture in Portland
The project creates a new mid-block passageway that is open to the public

News

The Atlantic

The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

Dwell

Albina Yard—Pioneering the Future of Sustainable Construction

Dezeen

Oregon Wine Tasting Room Embraces Fertile Landscape

Architect's Newspaper

LEVER Architecture is Bringing Mass Timber Construction into the Mainstream