9th & Northrup Office Building

Project Info

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

The design of the 9th & Northrup Office Building is a vibrant response to its unique site. Located at the gateway to the 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 remnants.

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 on this 7-story building are placed to capture iconic views of the Fremont Bridge, Broadway Bridge, Centennial Mills, and Union Station.

To bridge the divide between the industrial waterfront and commercial Pearl District, the ground floor engages the sidewalk and welcomes visitors with storefronts, entrances, and seating.