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72 Foster

72nd & Foster 

REACH; Portland, OR

2016 - 2019

Project Description :  72nd & Foster, a 101 unit affordable housing development, was a partnership between Reach CDC, Housing Development Center, PHB and Asian Health & Services Center. The goal was to provide affordable homes, as well a social and cultural gathering point for the residents.

Adjacent to single family residences, the building holds the edge of the primary commercial strip along SE Foster and 72nd to reinforce the street edge and allow a large courtyard and parking to buffer the building’s scale from the neighborhood behind. A pass-though from the courtyard aligns towards the Portland Mercado, across the corner of 72nd. The ground floor commercial spaces were reserved for local emerging small businesses and restaurants.


Project Role :  Project Architect, focused on exterior wall detailing, coordinating allied consultants.


Holst Architecture

Portland, OR

Design : 2016 - 2017

Construction :  2018 - 2019

Size : 80,000 SF 

Cost : $16 Million

Awards :

2020 AIA Oregon Architecture Design Awards Merit Award

2019 AIA Northwest + Pacific Region Design Award of Merit

2019 Multi-Housing News Award of Excellence for Design + Development

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