Drastic Rebuild Resurrects Graves' Landmark Portland Building

Hardhat gloves measuring tape and plans resting on wooden table

The project had “a lot of potential barriers” beyond its leaking concrete exterior walls.

September 14, 2020
Nadine M. Post - Engineering News-Record

Fifteen minutes into a 105-minute job interview for the $195-million overhaul of the long-troubled Portland Public Service Building in Oregon’s largest city, owner’s rep Mike Day threw a curve ball to the unwitting design-build team of Howard S. Wright Construction Co. and architect DLR Group. Already hard at work solving Day’s first faux crisis scenario—a budget buster that threatened the viability of the makeover of the notoriously dysfunctional landmark—they had to regroup.

Reprinted courtesy of Nadine M. Post, Engineering News-Record

Ms. Post may be contacted at postn@enr.com

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