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District Office: Mass Timber Differentiates Speculative Office Project

District Office – Portland, OR

Portland-based Hacker became its own client when the leadership team decided to make District Office their new home. It was a unique opportunity to design a building that reflected their goals as a company. But, since Hacker would only occupy two of six stories, the design also had to meet development goals associated with a speculative office building—including market appeal, adaptability and cost.

Glue-laminated timber (glulam) beams and columns support 3-ply cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels in this six-story structure, which has five stories of offices above ground floor retail and restaurant space, plus underground parking. All wood members are left exposed to the interior.

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District Office / Hacker