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Framework 6th Ave

Portland, OR
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


Completed in 2015, Framework was likened by its design team to a ship in a bottle—with its elegant wood structure visible to passers-by through its taut glass skin. With four stories of Type V heavy timber-frame office space over ground-level retail, it is structurally similar to neighboring 100-year-old buildings, except, instead of masonry walls, an aluminum and glass curtain wall system clads the timber frame. It is this combination of convention and innovation that contributes to its success. The concrete base is carved, rising up to hold the framework display. Eighty percent of the wood is left exposed, and connections were custom designed to accentuate the framing system. In addition to Douglas-fir glulam columns and beams, Framework includes several other mass timber products and dimension lumber framing and decking.

  • Construction Type:


  • Building Type:

    Business (Office)

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber

Companies Involved:
  • Works Progress Architecture


  • TM Rippey Consulting Engineers

    Structural Engineer

  • Yorke and Curtis

    General Contractor

Individuals Involved:
  • Ian Roll


  • Carrie Strickland


  • Judson Moore


  • William Neburka


  • Mariam Mollaghaffari


  • Jennifer Dzienis


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