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Courtyard Housing

An ultra-efficient, graceful design that provides a delightful living experience inside, and an attractive presence outside.

Eric Cress
Founding Principal, Urban Development + Partners

Portland, Oregon
30,000 SF
Completed 2014

Client Notes
Design efficient one-bedroom and studio apartments for urban dwellers who value sustainability, natural light, and convenience. Re-imagine residential-over-retail building space in a way that adds beauty and value to the local community.

Designer Notes
A beautiful greenspace at the building's center creates airy outdoor spaces for restaurants and groundfloor businesses. For the upper residential floors, the courtyard allows each unit sunlight from two sides, plus cross-ventilation—a more humane and environmentally friendly alternative to window-starved 'shotgun' apartments.

LEED Platinum
2030 Compliant
Sustainability PDF

AIA Portland 2030 Award, 2015
AIA Portland Merit Award, 2015





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