Perkowitz + Ruth Architects
111 West Ocean Blvd.
Suite 2100
Long Beach, CA 90802
(t) 562-628-8096
(f) 562-628-8001
www.prarchitects.com
Location: Gresham, Oregon

Size: 300,000 sq. ft.

Category: New Centers
(less than 400,000 sq. ft.)

Firm: Perkowitz + Ruth Architects

Developer/Owner:
Center Oak Properties

Gresham Station is the first phase of a significant mixed-use, urban transit-oriented project called Gresham Civic Neighborhood. The project consists of walkable blocks of approximately 200 by 300 feet. Gresham Station incorporates urban attributes such as higher densities, pedestrian-scaled architecture and amenities, articulation of individual storefronts, wide sidewalks and public plazas and easy access to public transportation.

Design guidelines for the area were established to help create a varied and authentic village atmosphere. In addition, the architect worked with tenants to maximize the benefits of having sidewalk-adjacent storefronts. Awnings, gooseneck lamps, rich stones and textures at the pedestrian level create a warm feeling. The project incorporates an authentic mix of materials and varied roofscapes to create an urban feel as if the project developed over time.

Civic leaders, community members, mass-transit specialists, the developer, architects and planners worked together to create a development that fosters a sense of place, incorporates public transit, and meets the needs and concerns of the community.

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