Yard is a 21 story mixed-use building that will combine residential, commercial, retail, office and parking. Side Yard is a 20,000 sq ft pedestrian and bicyclist buffer at the foot of the development. They are located in a former industrial neighborhood in Portland Oregon’s central eastside, adjacent to the legendary Burnside Skate Park.
The building responds to the sloping site and arterial infrastructure with an elevated podium eco-roof that engages the pedestrian platform on the Burnside Bridge.
The lifting and folding geometry of the roof abstracts the historic river profile in form. Resting above the podium is a residential tower. The majority of the site is dedicated to the eco-roof podium that serves to manage stormwater.
Yard is part of the Portland Development Commission’s Burnside Bridgehead Master Plan, an effort to revitalize entrepreneurial development in Portland.
Location: Portland, OR