The family housing includes 13 two and three story townhouse and flats with a total of 74 units ranging from one to four bedrooms. The mixed-use building houses a Head Start center, a Community Policing office and a Neighborhood Networking office on the ground floor with 56 one and two bedroom rental apartments above. Humboldt Gardens sets a remarkable precedent for sustainable housing development and demonstrates that even with a relatively restricted budget; creative, community-based design can generate energy efficient buildings and site design that will serve residents and community members for years to come.
Client: Housing Authority of Portland
Cost: $40.7 million
Completion: September 2008
Awards: 2010 Award of Merit, Housing and Community Development, NAHRO | 2009 Engineering Excellence Honor Award, ACEC | 2009 Green Building in New Construction Award, Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) | 2009 Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Outstanding Affordable Project (under 30 du/acre) | 2008 Green Success Stories, Green Building of America – Real Estate & Construction Review Northwest Edition
Photos: Michael Mathers