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Fair-Haired Dumbbell

Portland, OR
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


A collaboration between the developer and architect, this speculative office building with ground-floor retail makes a bold statement in downtown Portland. Named for its shape, the project includes two canted six-story towers wrapped in hand-painted artwork by Los Angeles artist James Jean. The upper five floors, which serve as office and co-working spaces, are comprised of glulam beams and columns and T&G decking. Square in shape, the buildings have flaring walls and leaning columns that increase the footprint with each level.

  • Construction Cost:

    $18 Million

  • Construction Type:


  • Building Type:

    Business (Office)

  • Material Types:

    Heavy Timber Decking

Companies Involved:
Individuals Involved:
  • Joe Zody


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