Portland, OR

TimberView is an innovative eight-story, mixed-use, multifamily development. The ground floor will activate the streetscape through what’s planned as a food hall/restaurant incubator space. The project has been awarded tax credits, which will allow all 105 dwelling units to be subsidized, affordable housing. A primary innovative feature of TimberView is its use of mass timber, under construction type IV-C of the Building Code. The primary structural system will utilize glulam columns and beams and cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor/ceiling panels. These mass timber structural elements will be supplemented by steel brace frames.

The uniqueness of this structural approach will be celebrated on the exterior massing of the building as well as the experience of the interior spaces. The use of mass timber framing has been proven to sequester carbon from the earth’s atmosphere and will contribute to the project's sustainability goals through materiality and biophilic properties.

Utilizing Type IV-C construction allows the design to expose large sections of the mass timber structure. In this way, the interior spaces, including dwelling units, will benefit from the warmth and texture of exposed wood finishes. It also allows the project to save costs by avoiding the installation of additional finish layers for fire rating.

A high level of sustainability is a primary goal of TimberView. The project will achieve a minimum of LEED Gold certification. Mass timber is a sustainable building system; and innovative and high-performing MEP systems, such as radiant floor heating, increase the project's energy efficiency. The result will be a building that is beautiful, durable, and highly sustainable.

Version History
  • Project uploaded by Caitlin McKee on 10-13-2022
  • Project last updated by Jon Potter on 03-14-2024
Project Details
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  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

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  • Building Type:

    Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos)

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber
    Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)
    Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam)
    Timber-Frame / Post and Beam

Project Team
Version History
  • Project uploaded by Caitlin McKee on 10-13-2022
  • Project last updated by Jon Potter on 03-14-2024
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