Bridgeport Brewery

Bridgeport Brewery

Preserving Portland’s First Brew Pub: Engineering a seismic retrofit for a landmark building

DCI Engineers provided structural design services for the historic preservation of this landmark building in Portland’s Pearl District. 

Project Highlights

  • The vision of the retrofit was to open up the space.  DCI accomplished this with a three-story steel movement-resisting space frame.
  • Steel frame slices between the two wings of the brick structure, creating an atrium which draws daylight deep into the restaurant core.
  • The new lounge and dining areas that were involved in the remodel were upgraded to current seismic standards, while still retaining the historic character of the original space.
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Square Feet: 
11,000-SF
Stories: 
3
Primary Material: 
Steel
Unreinforced Masonry
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Seismic

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