A state-of-the-art, 18,000 sq.ft. steel-framed retail store includes 37-stalls of roof-top parking framed with SmartBeams and wide-flange beams and 50 bike spaces around the building perimeter. This challenging project required maximizing retail space and parking on a tight site for this popular local boutique grocer. Two dramatic stair towers anchor the development, providing activated corners that will glow at night. Ramp access is provided on one side street, while receiving is on the next side street, with curb-side loading. Suspended metal canopies provide enclosure for pedestrians and shoppers.
Stearns was brought on board to provide design assistance and structural steel system selection, architectural features for the stair towers and canopies, fabrication and erection drawings, and to manage the fast-track steel construction schedule, bringing this project to successful completion on time and within budget.
Client: New Seasons
Location: Portland, Oregon
Contractor: R&H Construction Co.
Architect: LRS Architects
Engineer-of-Record: WDY Structural Civil Engineers
Size: 18,000 square feet
Number of Levels: 2
System Type: SmartBeam, Structural Steel
Completion Date: 2010