Second Time’s a Charm
Designed by the late Michael Graves and considered the building that solidified the postmodern movement in architecture, the leaking 400,000-SF historic landmark – whimsical on the outside but dubbed the tallest basement in the world because of its dreary interiors – had persistent envelope failures that started five years after it opened in 1982. It also had antiquated building systems.
For Kathleen Brenes-Morua, the city’s design and construction procurement services manager, the HSW-DLR Group team won the job because of its collaboration skills – among the team members but especially with the owner – and its ability to think on its collective feet.
Now that the renovation is complete, the city is so pleased with the Portland Building makeover that it plans to use the collaborative delivery model again. “We are currently creating a playbook,” says the city’s Facilities Division Manager Kristin Wells.
Read the unconventional solution story in Engineering News-Record.
In the Media
Spaces4Learning Reports on New Higher Education Leader
Dan Sullivan will serve in campus planning, building client relationships, and forming studies and strategies to build the Higher Education sector.
DLR Group Revitalizes Classic NASCAR Racetracks
As NASCAR evolves, our team is bringing new life to two classic racetracks for a new generation of fans.
Renovating a Historic Racetrack for NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary
The renovated North Wilkesboro Speedway will host the NASCAR 2023 All-Star Race. The track hasn’t hosted top-flight racing since 1996.
Hotel West & Main: Historic Firehouse Transformation
Hospitality Design spotlights Hotel West & Main, a former fire station into a new mixed-use hotel, bar, and restaurant.
The Importance of Culture and Retention in Interior Design
Interior Designer Laura Lee joins the INDEX podcast to discuss her inspirations, career, and thoughts on culture and retention within the design industry.
DLR Group Weighs in Future of NASCAR’s Racetracks
Will another permanent NASCAR racetrack ever be built? Principal Bob Carlson discusses this hot motorsport topic with Sports Business Journal.
DLR Group Welcomes Healthcare Business Development Leader
Peyton Maynard was featured in Healthcare Design Magazine as a new asset to the firm.
Allan Hancock College Debuts Completed Fine Arts Complex
DLR Group’s design for Allan Hancock College’s new Fine Arts Complex is featured in spaces4learning.
DLR Group Among Finalists in U.S. Navy Museum Ideas Competition
The U.S. Navy has unveiled artistic concepts from five architectural firms for their new national museum campus at Washington Navy Yard. designboom covers the story.
Lighting & Sound America Highlights the Arts in Joplin, Missouri
The publication explores the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, an adaptable space opening up new artistic possibilities for the community.