9North

Project Info

Portland, Oregon
220,000 sf
With Williams & Dame Development
Hacker in collaboration with GBD Architects

The design of 9North is a vibrant response to its unique site at the gateway to Portland’s River District, this office building’s triangular shape is created by the city meeting the river and railroad, giving the site a special relationship to the district’s historic elements.

The layering of forms reflects the motion of the river, and the material palette was inspired by the industrial architecture of the district. Window openings are placed to capture iconic views of the Fremont Bridge, Broadway Bridge, Centennial Mills, and Union Station.

With seven floors of office space and double-height retail spaces on the ground floor, 9North bridges the divide between the industrial waterfront and commercial Pearl District, with welcoming entrances, storefronts, and seating.