Design | Build: Siteworks design build
Development: Northwest Sustainable Properties,LLC
Collaborating with Portland designer Larry Nutt Siteworks spearheaded the redevelopment, addition, restoration, and seismic upgrade of this historic building to re-energize Portland’s North Park Blocks. Flexibly designed for a neighborhood that’s changing fast, the Lemon Hotel provides office space for creative tenants as well as space primed for future retail and restaurant use. Windows and patios frame city views, ocular-shaped “sky snorkel” skylights maximize day lighting, and the addition of a second story drew material inspiration from the existing building but pushed the overall structure into a more modern context. Every item—from fixtures to the furniture—were designed and built by Siteworks’ industrial design team. What’s more, customized plaster and interior finishes, high-tech audio-visual installation, and skylights and solar array add to the transformation of this underutilized 10,000-square-foot structure into an updated 14,000-square-foot example of branding, architecture, and experience. The Lemon Hotel is one of several new projects breathing life into the re-emerging North Park Blocks.