Design for new artist studios in the North Portland Industrial Zone, Portland, OR. 2011
Size: 3,000 sf
The Artist studios make use of the site, a waterfront concrete pad with steel grade beams originally used for ship-building, the pad becomes a new semi-outdoor platform for artist and artisans builders. We developed two distinct design schemes; one using shipping containers as self contained individual studios, and another using a steel frame welded to the grade beams then covered in a build-grade fabric to create an open tent-like year round working space overlooking the Willamette River.