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Lloyd District Affordable Housing

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Location

Portland, OR

Scale

180,000 sf

Program

Affordable Housing, Retail

Completion

2019

The Louisa Flowers is the largest affordable housing development built in Portland in the last five decades. The 12-story, 240-unit project is under construction in the Lloyd District, a commercially vibrant neighborhood in Northeast Portland with access to the city’s public streetcar and bus systems. Developed by HomeForward, the project will provide housing for an under served community of residents; the majority earning at or below 60-percent of the median family income. The project is being realized together with LRS Architects in the role of Architect of Record.

The 180,000 sf building makes an architectural contribution to the city through a design that draws on the district’s architectural character and exhibits a high level of material craft. Surrounded by modern high- and mid-rise masonry structures, the façade’s woven pattern resonates with the gridded facades of its neighbors. Two thicknesses of matte tan and glazed white brick alternate to create a sculptural pattern; a playfulness further enhanced by the alternation two standard window types. An undulating building massing, together with the reflectivity of the brick, will create a dynamic play of light and shadow, giving the building a memorable civic presence. 

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On the ground level, 7,500 sf of retail space integrates the building into the busy commercial district, and generous set-backs enhance the pedestrian experience. A passageway cuts through the ground level interior, leading residents and the public to a landscaped courtyard space. Inside, the residential program includes studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units, many with views of the Willamette River. The rooftop community space has panoramic views of the downtown and nearby Mt. Hood.

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Ground Floor Plan Diagram

On the street level, a public passageway akin to the firm's earlier project Union Way, leads residents and the public to a landscaped courtyard.

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Preparing for the next post-tension concrete pour.

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Construction progress.

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Mockup of brick exterior.

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Lagging and excavation of basement.

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Preparing for the next post-tension concrete pour.

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Construction progress.

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Mockup of brick exterior.

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Lagging and excavation of basement.

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Ground Floor Plan Diagram

On the street level, a public passageway akin to the firm's earlier project Union Way, leads residents and the public to a landscaped courtyard.