Design Advice offered for PSU Viking Pavilion (images)

Woofter Architecture and Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects have gone before the Design Commission with proposals for the Portland State University Viking Pavilion. The project will create a new multi-purpose arena with seating for 3,500 people in the heart of the PSU Campus. As reported in March of this year, the building will also be used by OHSU, who are contributing part of the funding. Other functions to be located in the building include new classroom space, offices, a cafe and a student lounge.

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Metro Reports: 811 Stark, PSU Viking Pavilion, Redd on Salmon St and more

811 Stark by Works Partnership

811 Stark by Works Partnership

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Woofter Architecture have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for the PSU Viking Pavilion:

Design Advice Request for modernization and upgrade to existing building.

Modernization and upgrade of existing structure.

Early Assistance has been requested for the redevelopment of a hotel at 7101 NE 82nd Ave:

Construct 99 guest rooms, 4-story on-site parking suites hotel with indoor pool on existing red lion hotel site.

SolTerra Architecture have requested early assistance for a project at 3138 N Vancouver Ave:

New development of 100 units of housing with 3,000-4,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial space. Provide 44 parking spaces at grade and in parking garage below grade. 6 stories & basement collecting and re-using stormwater onsite.

Jones Architecture have submitted a project at 8247 N Lombard St for Design Review:

New 4-story mixed use building with basement. 89 residential parking spaces and 77 in basement garage. 2 public plazas and a couryard for residential tenants.

Opsis Architecture have applied for a building permit for The Redd on Salmon St:

Major renovation of and addition to existing building. New 2nd floor addition and new 2nd floor mezzanines. New courtyard, repave and stripe parking lot. Seismic upgrade. Core and shell only, no occupancy this permit. See permit 15-207907-CO for detached service building ( for trash enclosure, bike parking, and transformers).

A demolition permit was issued to Works Partnership for the existing building at 811 Stark:

Demolish existing 2092 sf existing single story commercial building and parking lot, disconnect and cap utilities as required

Building permits were issued to Dominek Architecture for the O|8 Townhomes:

New 4 story apartment building with 4 units, associated site work. West building (building b), 1 of 2

New 4 story apartment building with 4 units. East building (building a), 2 of 2.

A demolition permit was issued for an existing building at 3423 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

Demolish 2 story apartment complex

A building permit was issued to Works Partnerships for the MODS Willamette:

Construct new 2 story, 6 unit modular apartment building, no parking, partial street improvement, scope of work includes basement, foundation, exterior cladding, porches at 1st and 2nd floor, parapets, roof assembly, associated site work such as stormwater facility, bike parking and landscaping, detached trash enclosure is 52sf; modular unit construction prior approval by state of oregon permit #M638 14-542OC

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for the 19th & Overton apartments:

New 6 story, 58 unit apartment building; ground fl parking, bike parking, leasing office, residential lobby, building services and 3 residential loft units; floors 2-6 include residential units; amenity deck on the roof

Weekly Roundup: the evolution of the Lloyd District, progress on Zidell Yards and more

PSU Viking Pavilion

PSU Viking Pavilion

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Development Commission has reached a deal with ZRZ Realty for the redevelopment of the Zidell Yards.

An interview with Kyle Anderson of GBD Architects at Portland Architecture discussed the transformation of the Lloyd District from a business district to a neighborhood. GBD are working on two of the largest projects in the area: the soon to be completed Hassalo on Eighth; and Oregon Square, which has been submitted for Design Review.

Also in the Lloyd District, the Hotel Eastlund opened this week. An article in the Portland Tribune looked at the transformation of the former Red Lion hotel. While the rooftop restaurant Altabira is still a few weeks away from opening, the ground level cafe Citizen Baker opened on Monday.

The contract to build the PSU Viking Pavillion has been awarded to Fortis Construction. The building is set for completion in 2018.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the newly renovated 1510 Technology Center, now home to Viewpoint Construction Software.

The Planning & Sustainability Commission will vote on the proposed 2035 Comprehensive Plan on July 14th. The plan will then go the City Council in August.

Craig Kelly of Venerable Properties discussed the renovation of Washington High School with the Portland Business Journal.

The Portland Chronicle reported on a house at 3116 N Vancouver Ave that will be torn down for new micro housing.

Metro Reports: Hotel Cornelius, PSU Viking Pavilion, 2100 SE Belmont St and more

Conceptual image of PSU Viking Pavilion

Conceptual image of PSU Viking Pavilion

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Merryman Barnes Architects and Encore Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 1400 NW Raleigh St:

Six story multi plex- 145 units, residential, with below grade parking

Early Assistance has been requested by Woofter Architecture for the PSU Viking Pavilion:

Modernization & upgrade of existing Peter Scott [sic] Center. Additional classrooms & the addition of a multi purpose arena (viking pavillion)

Early Assistance has been requested by Siteworks Design | Build for a project at 3610 SE 29th Ave:

Phase 1 of new multi family dwelling structures. 62 dwelling units total. 1 3-story structure on R1 parcel, 2 4-story structures on CG parcel. Ground floor residential with parking and landscaping. Phase 2 will be new 4-story hostel with 25 dwelling units.

MCA Architects have applied for a Type III Historic Resource Review for the renovation of the Woodlark Building and Hotel Cornelius:

Renovate and restore the two historic buildings for reuse

A building permit is under review for a new building at 2100 SE Belmont St by Urban Development Group:

Construct new 4 story 55 unit apartment building with underground parking; associated site work

A buiding permit has been issued for a new building at 7617 NE Sandy Blvd:

Construct new one story building with associated site work


Weekly Roundup: Pearl West, Viking Pavilion, 1510 Technology Center and more

Pearl West

Pearl West will be the new North American headquarters for Wacom

Our weekly roundup covers the stories relating to architecture & development in Portland.

Michael Graves, the architect of the Portland Building, passed away this week at the age of 80.

Wacom announced that they plan to move their North American from Vancouver, WA to the Pearl District. They will occupy three floors and 56,000 sq ft of the under construction Pearl West office building. They will also open a retail store on the ground floor.

The developers behind the James Beard Public Market briefed Multnomah County that they are looking at realigning the Morrison Bridge ramps at Naito.

Noraneko, a new ramen shop, opens today in the Pitman II restaurant building on SE Water Ave.

The state Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved the University of Oregon’s application to start a Master of Science in Sports Product Management. The program will be based in the Block 8L building in Old Town.

OHSU has committed $7.5 million to the $50 million PSU Viking Pavilion and Academic Center, which will allow the project to move ahead.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the 1510 Technology Center, the former PGE operations facility in the Central Eastside that has been converted into new offices for Viewpoint Construction Software.

Seattle’s Urban Renaissance Group last year bought 1320 S.W. Broadway, the former home of the Oregonian. They plan a multimillion dollar renovation of the Pietro Belluschi designed building.

PSU Viking Pavilion


2012 rendering of the PSU Viking Pavilion

The Oregonian reported Wednesday that Portland State University Head Football Coach Nigel Burton’s contract is being terminated. Included in the story was the following statement from PSU President Wim Wiewel:

“We’ll soon be hiring a new athletic director who will decide on a permanent head coach and start construction on our new Viking Pavilion Athletic and educational building.”

The proposed Viking Pavilion will be located on the South Park Blocks, at the location of the existing Peter W. Stott Center.