Modera Davis, now officially named “The Gossamer” is a twelve-story high rise in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. The building has more than 200 luxury studio apartments and various amenities including fitness center, sauna, golf simulator and more. It also has two levels of underground parking and three retail spaces on the ground level. To learn more about Modera Davis click here.
Upon entering the lobby you are enveloped by an architectural feature our crew dubbed “the ice cave” during construction. The ceiling and walls form a multidimensional, multangular space that is truly eye-catching. It’s a very complex structure with 49 unique ID points on the floor and walls; a spiderweb of framing forms the geodesic shape you see on the surface. From concept to construction this design was driven by our highly skilled team members and extensive department collaboration. Other highlights of the building include a wraparound “floating mailbox”, a dramatic drop ceiling in the leasing office and various ceilings with uniquely shaped axiom details. In 2021, WPI received a NWCB Project of the Year award for its work on Modera Davis.
The finished product is something to behold and one that WPI is particularly proud of. The unique design and shape created a list of unique challenges that our team executed perfectly. The interesting design doesn’t end at the lobby as there are eye-catching shapes and structures found throughout the entire building.