Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Ankrom Moisan Architects, Incorporated (firm); Hoffman Construction Company (firm); Stewart Ankrom (architect); Thomas Moisan (architect)

Dates: constructed 2008-2010

30 stories

3550 SW Bond Avenue
Pearl District, Portland, OR 97239

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This 30-story apartment tower was designed by the Portland-based architectural firm, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Incorporated, and begun in 2008. It was the first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) to be certified LEED Pllatinum by the US Green Building Council. The building gained LEED points by being situated in a brownfield, utilizing solar collectors for water heating, utilizing bioswales and a green roog to control rainwater runoff.

Building History

This thirty-story tower was erected for Pacific Retirement Services, Incorporated, a medford, OR-based senior living healthcare company, and was the second highrise designed for the firm by Ankrom Moisan of Portland. When built it was one of the top ten tallest buildings in the city, and operated as a CCRC, a concept in which Pacific Retirement has specialized. According to the Oregonian newspaper: "As age and circumstance dictate, residents can move from independent apartment, to assisted living, to a "memory care" Alzheimer's wing. Residents recovering from hip replacement surgery or a heart attack, for example, can rehab in a 44-bed skilled nursing unit on the second floor." (See Eric Mortenson, the, "Mirabella Portland takes boomers to the frontier of retirement living with green features, transportation alternatives and age-in-place care," published 12/02/2012, accessed 09/12/2017.) Despite high costs, the building had reached 95% of capacity by 01/2013. In 12/2012, entry into the building cost between $260,000 and $700,000, and required a monthly rental fee of $3,500-4,500.

PCAD id: 21459