Project profile: Twelve West
Rising 23 stories above the intersection of Twelfth and Washington streets in Southwest Portland, Oregon, Twelve|West is a mixed-use building designed with sustainability and ongoing learning as integral goals. The building includes street-level retail space, four floors of office space leased to a national architectural firm, 17 floors of apartments, and five levels of below-grade parking along with three roof-level terraces and gardens.
Twelve|West is located in Portland's emerging West End neighborhood with the vibrant mixed-use Pearl District directly to the north, the downtown business district to the east, and the city's arts and University districts to south. The site was chosen because of the central, transit-rich location and because of the potential to help connect these different districts and inspire further dense development in Portland's urban core.
(2010 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects recipient)