The Burnside Rocket
Squeezing into Tight Spaces: Engineering a commercial building for one of Portland’s busiest streets
This four-story, mixed-use commercial building is located in Portland’s Lower Burnside neighborhood, along one of the city’s busiest streets. DCI Engineers provided structural design services for this project, which was made especially challenging by the extremely tight site conditions. DCI worked with the design team to find solutions that fully maximized the 36’-wide site.
- The main level of the building contains retail space, the second and third floors consist of office occupancy, and the fourth floor houses an outdoor garden restaurant.
- A 554-sf retail mezzanine is framed above the main level on the west end.
- Utilized a precast floor and roof system to aid construction and maximize the small site area.
Urban Land Institute’s 2011 Award for Excellence Finalist