937 is a 16-floor condominium tower in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District. A tall, narrow rectangular mass over a transparent retail base, the building features cream-colored brick set against translucent, wine-red balconies with a varied pattern of window sizes and spacing for visual interest at different scales.
The slender floor plans provide generous natural light and expansive views of the city. Open, airy living spaces integrate entertaining areas to take full advantage of the light and stunning views.
Maximum energy efficiency is achieved by the innovative orientation of the building along the north-south axis, sending sun-warmed water from the south side to the north side of the building when needed, and vice versa. The project also features a 4,000 sq. ft. vegetated roof and stormwater planters, which filter rainwater, reduce the urban heat island effect, and insulate the building in all seasons. 75% of demolition and construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfills.
The 937 Condominiums building is certified LEED Platinum. The project is a collaboration between Holst Architecture and Ankrom Moisan Architects.