Block 5: The Louisa

Location: Portland, OR
Type: Apartments
Certification: LEED Gold
Square Footage: 367,000
Project Completion: 2005
    • 16-story market-rate high rise apartment building with 12 two-story townhomes and 34,000 sq. ft. ground floor retail and 3 levels of underground parking
    • Located in the Brewery Blocks, a five-block mixed-use urban development project in downtown Portland
    • Features high-efficiency glazing and balconies on the south, east and west sides which double as shading devices
    • Other features include operable windows that allow for natural ventilation, low-toxicity building materials and finishes, and an interior recycling and sorting facility
    • Preference was given to materials that contained recycled content and that were manufactured locally
    • The center of the retail podium houses a rooftop garden and ecoroofs, which reduce stormwater runoff and mitigate the urban heat-island effect
    • MAX Light Rail, the Portland Streetcar and several bus stops are within a few blocks, encouraging alternative transportation
    • A bicycle-commuter locker room includes showers and holds more than 100 bike lockers with secure storage