The Hotel Modera is a renovation of an old motor lodge into a boutique downtown Portland hotel. The five-story hotel has 176 rooms and suites and is situated along TriMet’s MAX light rail system. The renovation de-emphasizes the car while providing a unique public courtyard along SW 6th Ave.
The courtyard includes a living wall, fire pits, and plenty of seating for hotel guests and Portlanders alike. The living wall is planted in a vertical manner and integrates steel from the fire pits as well as the vegetation from the courtyard.
New exterior surfaces and a new window system throughout are intended to simplify previous alterations, allowing for the building’s original simplicity to show. A new extension for the lobby area at the first floor allows for a greater connection to the street, creating an inviting space for guests.