The Lloyd Blocks project formally known as “Hassalo on Eighth” was one of the largest undertakings in WPI’s history. This project was the first expansion of its kind in Portland’s Lloyd district located on the East side of the Willamette River. Three new multi-floor apartment buildings containing a total of 657 apartments, with first floor commercial space were constructed simultaneously on one city block. Block 92 (Velomor) and Block 100 (The Elwood Building) were smaller 5 and 6 story wood framed buildings flanking the 21 story Block 101 Tower (Aster Tower) rising above them. The Lloyd Blocks project was yet another green project that WPI was proud to take part in, which earned a LEED® Platinum certification, as well as being nationally recognized as the LEED® Homes Project of the Year by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The immense size and intensity of this project demanded that WPI run the project with a dedicated onsite project management team which included two Project Managers, two Project Engineers, a General Superintendent, and a Project Administrator. This team collaborated for over a year dealing with hundreds of RFI’s and Change Orders, as well as meeting the projects insatiable demand for quality manpower. At one point during the projects duration, nearly 250 field employees were busy manning the project.
WPI was responsible for over twelve scopes of work on this project across all three buildings. Block 92 and Block 100 were wood framed buildings, so the metal framing scope was limited, but WPI provided all the drywall, weather barrier, insulation, exterior Tiger Wood/IPE, finished metal panels, and doors, frames, & hardware. The Block 101 Tower scopes of work included interior/exterior framing, insulation, drywall, taping finishes, fire stopping, fireproofing, weather barrier, acoustical ceilings, and doors, frames, & hardware. Overall, WPI framed nearly 100,000 LF of walls, 17,000 LF of soffits, and installed over 3,300,000sf of gypsum board between all three buildings.