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.
In the Media
Two Projects Featured in 2024 Top 50 Destinations List
Travel + Leisure magazine highlights the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Karamu House in the 2024 Top 50 Best Places to Travel list.
Consulting Specifying Engineer
Designing Mission Critical Power Systems
Electrical Engineering Leader Radames Cocco shares technical insights for reliable mission critical power systems in hospitals and data centers.
Design Nerds Anonymous Podcast
Design Nerds Anonymous: Igniting Purpose at Work
Global Interiors Leader Audrey Koehn and Designer Lennis Serrano explore purpose and passion in the workplace on the Design Nerds Anonymous podcast.
Hyperallergic Highlights St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Tour
DLR Group hosted a tour of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church as a part of Open House New York. Hyperallergic shares more on this exciting moment.
Greer Cabaret Theater Changes Scenery for Reopening Performance
The Trib Live highlights Greer Cabaret Theater’s reopening with "tick, tick…BOOM!" after a $6M renovation enhancing guest experiences. Get the details from the Trib Live.
Education Market Association Essentials
Welcome to our Neighborhood: North Kansas City Schools Early Education Center
DLR Group Principal and Design Leader Ian Kilpatrick, AIA, NCARB, dives into how an early education center in Missouri is impacting its students, its community, and early learners around the country.
Cleveland.com celebrates opening of museum’s Visitor’s Hall
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History recently unveiled their renovated Visitor’s Hall, café, gift shop and more.
Interiors + Sources
Interiors + Sources Talks Optimizing Hybrid Technology
Interiors + Sources recently spoke with Principal and Higher Education Design Leader Benjamin R. Strain, Principal and Senior Design Leader Raymond Kent, and Senior Principal and Global Workplace Leader Jeremy Reding about the use of hybrid technology in higher education and the workplace.