In this episode, Cherise is joined by Ramin Rezvani, Senior associate at Ankrom Moisan Architects. Ramin shares his insight into the design and construction of 250 Taylor, a creative office in Portland, Oregon. As the 2019 winner of the CRE Transformer Award, the 230,650 sq. ft., 10-story, office building is considered one of the most transformative commercial real estate projects of the year by the Portland Business Journal. The straightforward design embodies the composition of Yamhill Historic District at a human scale—revitalizing the pedestrian experience at a key transitional block. To recall the material scale and texture of the district’s masonry buildings, the post-tension concrete building is skinned in a unitized terra cotta, custom kynar finished metal plate, and glass curtain wall. Rooted in place, the project is designed to promote access to air, light, and wellness.
Del Stephens, President and CEO of Dura industries, an approved applicator of high-performance thermally cured organic architectural coatings (PVDF) and certified applicator for PACCAR truck parts, shares his perspective on working through the custom kynar finish on the building and how his company works with designers to customize the perfect coating solution.
This project presented unique challenges and opportunities - an offset building core provided maximum flexibility but added structural challenges, a unitized curtain wall with integral terracotta and custom kynar paint finish, and the signing of a long term tenant deep into design that led to major structural changes.