What an incredible project and team! The PAE Living Building team has not missed a beat despite the pandemic, wildfires, ice storms and the recent heat wave. This incredibly innovative International Living Future Institute Living Building project, which is taking sustainability and earthquake resilience to new heights, is set to meet completion and budget goals with a September opening. We would love to thank our WALSH management team of Ed Sloop, Kent Usher, Adam Klauba and Linda Woolery and the incredible onsite team who have worked diligently through it all led by superintendent Kyle Heckaman with Sam Sullivan, Steffen Schulz and so many more.
Gorgeous mass timber beautifully executed on the PAE Living Building —on course to be the first, and the largest, privately developed office building to be fully certified under the rigorous Living Building Challenge sustainability program of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)! Designed by ZGF Architects, the rectilinear hybrid structure consists of a shear wall concrete core to resist lateral loads and a mass timber frame for gravity loads. The frame is made of Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood, which ensures sustainable timber growing and harvesting practices. The 58,000 SF building started construction on April 1 in Portland’s Old Town historic district. When it opens in Fall of 2021, the five-story PAE Living Building, named after its prime tenant, will also be one of very few developer buildings designed to survive a magnitude-7.5 quake with barely a scratch! Congratulations to the team of PAE, Gerding Edlen, ZGF Architects and DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC. Huge thanks to the WALSH team of Ed Sloop, Kent Usher, Kyle Heckaman, Adam Klauba, Linda Woolery, Sam Sullivan and Sean Geddes on the diligent and thorough work for this innovative project!