Building offering creative office space is rising on a site that formerly held a 118-year-old house

PMG PHOTO: STEPHANIE BASALGYA - Now creative office space, Arete originally started out as a multifamily project.


Project: Arete

Address: 121 N. Beech Street

District: North Williams Corridor

Developer: Willamette Stone

Architect: Fieldwork Design and Architecture

Design-build contractor: Trubeck Construction

Arete originally started out as a mixed-use building but has since been redesigned to provide creative office space. The project is being constructed on the corner of North Vancouver Avenue and North Beech Street, on a lot that previously held a 118-year-old, single-family residence. In providing approval for demolition of the house to make way for the new building, the City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services touted the Arete project team for creating a design that used a "simple materials palette" and setbacks to "reduce the overall impact of new development on the neighborhood."

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