Atwater Place is a 23-story rectangular tower located in Portland’s South Waterfront neighborhood known as the River Blocks. This is the first residential building designed by Thomas Hacker Architects.
The tower's sculptured face is crafted in glass for a prismatic effect. The balconies -- Cut into the façade – are staggered recesses in the shear glass plane of the building's face. It also has a raised courtyard and ground-level plaza.
The 212 luxury residential units – five of which are townhomes – will range in size from 1100 to 3700 square feet. Most will have views of the Willamette River and Mount Hood.
Atwater Place is a “green building” -- targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements for silver certification – featuring gardens and eco-roofs. Other sustainable aspects include storm water management to mitigate run-off; high-performance glazing to reduce heating and cooling needs; low-flow shower heads, faucets and dual-flush toilets; non-toxic finishes; and locally sourced materials with high percentages of recycled content.
The building is in close proximity to the Portland Streetcar, providing convenient access to downtown, Pearl District, NW 23rd Avenue and South Waterfront. The South Waterfront’s aerial tram provides a short ride to OHSU.
Project completion is expected in 2008.