Brewery Blocks

Brewery Block One, in the historic district of Portland, Oregon, carries a 100-year old concrete façade, within which Stearns erected the steel frame.

Inside the high-end grocery retail section, SmartBeams were painted and left exposed for their aesthetic appeal.

The 250-pound live-loads and 50-foot spans on the upper telco floors were an extremely cost effective use of SmartBeam framing.


Project Details

Client: Gerding/Edlen Development Co.

Location: Portland, Oregon

Contractor: R&H Construction Co.

Architect: GBD Architects

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 150,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: SmartBeam, Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2000



Core and Shell LEED Certification.