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The Canyons

Portland, OR
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


The Canyons is a unique housing development with an emphasis on 100% ADA accessibility, independence, and urban living. The 70-unit building features CLT roof/floor systems, light wood-frame walls above a post-tensioned concrete podium. An open air, naturally lit atrium connects the five residential levels, features exposed CLT walkways, and enhances a sense of community in the building.

See the business case study for this project. The case study series aims to fill a gap in available information related to the financial performance of U.S. properties constructed with mass timber structural systems in buildings across various product sub-types. Using transparent quantitative data, each of the 10 case studies analyzes how mass timber has created value and provides a qualitative overview of successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the developer/owner perspective.

  • Construction Type:


  • Building Type:

    Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos)

  • Material Types:

    Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Light-Frame

Companies Involved:
  • Kaiser+Path

    Architect / Developer

  • Catena Consulting Engineers

    Structural Engineer

  • R&H Construction

    General Contractor

Individuals Involved:
  • Emily Dawson

    Project Architect

  • Kristin Slavin

    Development Manager

  • Scott Noble

    Senior Project Manager

  • Benjamin Kaiser

    Developer / Owner

  • Susan Brodahl

    Insurance Broker

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