Oregon's Department of Education and Bureau of Labor and Industries recently awarded 24 grants totaling $8.87 million to support shop classes and other hands-on programs in 140 schools throughout the state.
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The Port of Portland this week withdrew its consent for city annexation of 300 acres of West Hayden Island as a future marine terminal site, blaming the city for demands that would make the development impossible.
A stage production called "My Walk Has Never Been Average" brings to life the experiences of six women characters who find success and challenges in the construction industry. The staged reading, part of the August Wilson Red Door Project at the Portland Playhouse, will take place Feb. 1.
LMC Construction is finishing up a 9-month renovation to the Parklane Apartments, a 260-unit garden apartment complex in Vancouver, Wash. The buildings were updated with new roofs, windows, siding, sliding doors, exhaust fans, gutters, and downspouts. Various improvements were made to individual units including new flooring
Hennebery Eddy Architects is helping the Port of Portland refine an approximately $13 million project to replace 14 acres of carpet at Portland International Airport late this year and early next year. The existing teal carpet, more than 25 years old, has a motif of geometric shapes beloved by many Portland residents who ar
A labor union is appealing land use plans for Park Avenue West, saying the $175 million mixed-use tower should include affordable housing.
For recent church projects, DiLoreto Architecture and other Portland design firms are finding that churchgoers' desires are shifting. Contemporary touches are being applied to structures steeped in tradition.
Green Building Initiative officials recently hired green building advocate and engineer Jerry Yudelson as president.
Crews are aiming to finish a $12 million to $14 million renovation of the U.S. Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland in April.
While many inner-city corridors have gained multifamily developments in recent years, the Alberta Arts District has gained mostly retail and restaurant projects. However, a project planned in the neighborhood is calling for a four-story, 33-unit apartment building.
Tolling would provide revenue necessary to construct the Columbia River Crossing, according to a detailed analysis sent Tuesday from the Oregon Department of Transportation to Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Market Contractors is finishing up a tenant improvement to a shell space in a new building on North Mississippi Avenue for Trailhead Credit Union. Work on the build-out began in November, and includes the framing of walls, two open offices and a teller counter, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems. Reclaimed wood was used
Todd Hess Building Company is performing an exterior renovation on a Beaverton shopping center located on Southwest Scholls Ferry Road. Major work on the project began in mid-December with the removal of old awnings and facades. Structural elements are being reinforced to support new steel canopies, and fiber cement sidin
Norwest Contractors is wrapping up a renovation on a West Linn retail space for Active Edge Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, which is expanding its business to include a 24-hour gym. The business is relocating from a 2,200-square-foot space to the 7,400-square-foot expanded space, which includes open workout space, p
Roundhouse Design/Build LLC is finishing a tenant improvement on Maurice, a new pastry luncheonette at 921 S.W. Oak St. in Portland. Work on the 580-square-foot project began in October, and includes new plumbing and electrical systems, cutting of part of the concrete floor and pouring new slab for the installation of a gre
General contractor R&H Construction is performing a tenant improvement for Glyph Cafe on the ground floor of the recently-opened ArtHouse building on the North Park Blocks. Work on the 1,472-square-foot shell space began in late October, and includes installation of a ceiling, partitions, restaurant equipment, and count
LMC Construction is wrapping up a five-week renovation on the Royal Palm, a supportive housing facility for homeless men and women with serious mental health issues. Work on the Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare-owned building in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood includes repair of fire escapes, demolition of walls
A dental office in the Garden Home area of Southwest Portland is being remodeled by BnK Construction for Dr. Bradley Handick DDS. The full interior/exterior remodel of the 2,808-square-foot office includes a new sloped roof, new partitions and reconfiguration of space, floors and finishes, and cabinetry. The three-phase ren
Turner Construction Co. is renovating the lobby and atrium of the U.S. Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland. The $12 million to $14 million project to modernize the tower and adjacent plaza building began this past summer and is slated for completion in June 2014. Work on the GBD Architects-designed project includes enclosing
On Wednesday, the Portland Development Commission's board of commissioners will consider loaning $20.32 million to the Pacific Northwest College of Art for a renovation of the 511 Federal Building, at 511 N.W. Broadway. In early 2012, PNCA officials presented ambitious plans to convert the historic 134,000-square-foot forme
A multiyear, $175 million effort to update the University of Portland is wrapping up with development of a modern recreation and wellness center able to fit architecturally in the 112-year-old campus.
The Urban Land Institute has named Portland Mayor Charlie Hales one of four fellows of its Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership. The yearlong fellowship program helps the mayors of four large U.S. cities tackle local land-use development challenges, and is intended to provide city leaders with peer-to-peer learning oppo
The 161-year-old Crescent Grove Cemetery Association announced that it is being sued by the Beaverton School District as part of a plan to take a piece of the nonprofit's property for construction of a new high school, according to Zupancic Rathbone Law Group
Skyline Interiors is putting the finishing touches on a tenant improvement at the Pittock Block building in downtown Portland for Fios, a DTI Company, which provides electronic discovery services for legal clients. The 20,000-square foot space was completely demolished and built back up with new partitions, framing, drywall
For the past few months the proposed design of a $65 million point tower in the Pearl District was a bit hazy. Last week it became a lot clearer.
Crews are preparing to break ground in the Lloyd District on a housing project 17 years in the making.
A San Francisco-based affordable housing developer already working on a project in the Pearl District may pursue one in Southeast Portland.
Tom Meyer is a founding principal of a Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, which contributed to Minneapolis riverfront redevelopment -- including creation of access to a waterfrall. He recently spoke about the experience during a meeting to gather feedback for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project.
The Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp has dismissed its lawsuit against the city of Portland.
A one-year-old multifamily building in Northwest Portland has sold to a local investor for $175,000 per unit.