Gerding Edlen exists to do one simple thing: to create vibrant, sustainable and inspiring places where people can work, learn and live. We believe that people are increasingly interested in living more meaningful lives. We are, too. Creating places that offer fresh air, foster creativity and incorporate art and culture help us achieve this goal.

Understanding people’s needs and the neighborhoods in which we build is essential to creating inspiring, sustainable places like the Brewery Blocks in Portland, Oregon

To that end, we work with the best and brightest researchers, architects, designers, engineers and contractors to create compelling residential, educational and commercial places. We specialize in challenging projects that require a delicate balance of diplomacy, artistry and science. Whether the project is mixed-use, office, retail, residential or educational, the following Principles of Place guide us each step of the way.