Boora Architects

People Make Buildings

Arts Centers
Campus Buildings
Civic Buildings
Custom Homes
K-12 Schools
Mixed Use
Planning
Renovation
Sustainability
Workplaces
Bodyvox Dance Center
Collin County Center for the Arts
Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Mesa Arts Center
Old Dominion University – GoodeTheatre
PICA 2004 Temporary Theater
PICA 2005 Temporary Art Center
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Portland State University – Lincoln Hall
Scripps College – Music Building
UC Davis Mondavi Center
University of Oregon – Music + Dance
UT Austin – Bass Concert Hall
UTPB–Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Virginia Tech – Integrated Arts Center
Walton Arts Center
Community College of Denver
Dartmouth College Hopkins Arts Center
Earlham College Fine Arts Complex
Earlham College Science Building
Harvey Mudd College – Learning Building
Lewis & Clark College Gregg Pavilion
Michigan State - Cook Recital Hall
Old Dominion University – GoodeTheatre
Oregon State Univ – Classroom Building
Portland State University – Lincoln Hall
Scripps College – Music Building
Stanford – Knight Management Center
Stanford – Nano Engineering Center
Stanford – Huang Engineering Center
Stanford--BioE-ChemE Building
Stanford – Y2E2 Building
UC Davis Mondavi Center
UC Santa Cruz – McHenry Library
University of Oregon – Music + Dance
UT Austin – Bass Concert Hall
UTPB–Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Virginia Tech – Integrated Arts Center
Collin County Center for the Arts
Federal Reserve Bank NW Headquarters
Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse
McMinnville Courts/Council Building
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Vernonia K-12 School
Boles/Kahle Beach House
Boora Beach House
360° House
The Step House
Kitchel Residence
The Tower House
Coastal Residence
Baker Prairie Middle School
Beaverton School District
Central Catholic High School Expansion
Clackamas High School
Crystal Springs Upland School
David Douglas Early Learning Center
Happy Valley Middle-Elementary School
Newberg High School Infill Expansion
St. Mary's Academy Commons Addition
Vernonia K-12 School
Mesa Arts Center
North Pearl District Master Plan
HOYT Block 15 Condominiums
The Encore Condominiums
The Metropolitan Condominiums
Adidas Village (American Headquarters)
Collin County Center for the Arts
Happy Valley Middle-Elementary School
Mesa Arts Center
North Pearl District Master Plan
Stanford Science & Engineering Quad
UC Davis Mondavi Center
Adidas Village (American Headquarters)
Bodyvox Dance Center
Boora's Office Renovation
Lewis & Clark College Gregg Pavilion
Newberg High School Infill Expansion
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Portland State University – Lincoln Hall
Legal Office Tenant Improvement
Scripps College – Music Building
St. Mary's Academy Commons Addition
UC Santa Cruz – McHenry Library
University of Oregon – Music + Dance
UT Austin – Bass Concert Hall
Baker Prairie Middle School
Boora's Office Renovation
Clackamas High School
North Pearl District Master Plan
One Waterfront Place Office Building
Portland State University – Lincoln Hall
Stanford – Knight Management Center
Stanford Science & Engineering Quad
UC Davis Mondavi Center
Vernonia K-12 School
Adidas Village (American Headquarters)
Boora's Office Renovation
Corporate Dining - Japanese Cafe
Corporate Lobby Renovation & Sky Lounge
Federal Reserve Bank NW Headquarters
FINE Design Group
Flexible High Tech Office Design
LEED Platinum Office Improvement
Cloud Computing Offices & Amenities
Legal Office Tenant Improvement
High Tech Human Resources
High Tech Office Redesign
Literary Arts
One Waterfront Place Office Building
The Metropolitan Condominiums

The Pearl District north of downtown Portland, Oregon, is one of America’s most recognized urban redevelopment communities. Hoyt Street Properties, the Pearl District’s largest landowner and developer, owns 34 acres in the neighborhood and has completed 13 developments to date, offering an eager market over 1,800 housing units. These have included condominium lofts, apartment units, and affordable housing units (approximately 600 of the 1800 units meet affordability standards). Hoyt Street Properties’s developments also include over 100,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, primarily aimed at boutique retailers.

Development in the lower half of the Pearl District follows the massing pattern established by the neighborhood’s many historic warehouse buildings, often planned without regard to larger neighborhood opportunities.  To date, only 50% of Hoyt Street Properties's Pearl District holdings have been built out.  When Hoyt Street was ready to begin work on its land north of the warehouse district, it saw an opportunity to establish a new pattern for the Pearl District.

The former site of a large rail yard, the land in the North Pearl District was largely vacant, with no dominant architectural context and very little infrastructure in place.  Boora and Spencer & Kupper collaborated with the developers, the city, and the neighborhood in an inclusive planning process that yielded a new vision embraced by all stakeholders and called a model of Portland's progressive democratic urbanism.

The master plan vision not only establishes design goals for new building projects but also anticipates a new neighborhood park, enhanced connections to the Willamette River, new street infrastructure, concentrated retail corridors, new civic attractors, and a school.  The City of Portland used the master plan vision as the basis for zone changes that allow the increases in density and building height necessary to achieve scenarios for the development of the neighborhood desired by the neighborhood, the city, and the developers.

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University of California, Davis Entry Precinct Plan

Virginia Tech Entry Precinct Plan