DLR Group Reestablishes Michael Graves’s Vision at the Portland Building
The Portland Building, located in the downtown of its eponymous city, is hard to ignore. Designed by Michael Graves Architecture (MGA) and completed in 1982, the tower is something of a monument to the Postmodern architectural movement and served as a steppingstone for Grave’s larger body of work across the country. However, in a predicament familiar to any architect, MGA accommodated a tight municipal budget through budget engineering, which led to a host of building systems failures and muted design flourishes.
The failure of the facade system presented two primary conundrums for the design and engineering teams to overcome: detailing a new enclosure in line with present high-performance standards and visually replicating MGA’s original design, all while ensuring a straightforward installation schedule. The solution was a custom-unitized facade system of painted aluminum plate panels installed over a new framing and insulation layer placed atop the existing concrete exterior, and tied to the primary volume with structural clips.
In the Media
Metropolis features Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Lighting Design
In a special feature in their July/August print edition, Metropolis highlights our work on New York's Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
DLR Group Partners with Chaffey College for new Library Learning Commons
Spaces4Learning recently shared the exciting news about the new Library Learning Commons at Chaffey College.
Lighting & Sound America Features Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex
LSA’s July issue highlights the innovative engineering and design of the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex in Missouri.
VenuesNow Celebrates Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Centennial
VenuesNow highlights the tremendous design and renovation work done by DLR Group in their article celebrating the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s 100th anniversary.
University of Houston Shares Renderings for New Football Operations Center
University of Houston shares football operations center renderings during a celebration for the school’s entry into the Big 12 conference.
DLR Group Partners with Texas A&M on Academic Center
DLR Group is partnering with Hines for the first mass timber academic building at Texas A&M. The Aplin Center will be an immersive learning laboratory for new university programs in hospitality and retail studies.