The Crane Building

Portland, OR


PROJECT TYPE - Market Rate Apartments & Retail
CLIENT - Guardian Management LLC
CONSTRUCTION COST - $10.6 million
SIZE - 98,460 sf


2008 - Urban Land Institute, Oregon/ Washington:
Development of Distinction Award
2007 - AIA/IIDA Juror’s Choice Award
2007 - J Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation
2006 - Daily Journal of Commerce Top project


LEED - CI Gold Certified


The Crane Building, designed in the American Movement Commercial Style, was built in 1909 as an office, sales center and warehouse for the Crane Plumbing Company. The building, located in Portland’s 13th Avenue Historic District, occupies a half block and has two main components.

The renovation of the building includes a seismic upgrade and conversion of the six-story structure into a combined retail, office and boutique apartment building, with the addition of one level on the roof to accommodate two penthouse condominiums. The former one-story warehouse on the eastern side of the site includes 8,500 sq ft of restaurant space. The basement of the building contains new parking and storage.

Project Completed by Paul Jeffreys as Lead Designer while at SERA Architects

Photographs used with the kind permission of SERA Architects