Keeping the building’s original history intact for a boutique hotel
Originally built in 1906, the Hotel Chamberlain’s ground floor was home to Shleifer Furniture Company for more than 50 years. New building owners purchased the masonry building to revitalize it as a boutique hotel and generate more travel business in Portland’s Central Eastside/Grand Avenue Historic neighborhood.
DCI Engineers assessed the building for renovation feasibility and recommended reinforcement systems for strengthening the framing, roof, and walls. The team also specified new slab-on-grade floors for the basement, new shear walls, and a new lateral force resisting system to strengthen an existing URM wall.
- Renovation will retain the exterior 111-year old building characteristics.
- Building will have a full seismic upgrade.
- Hotel’s interiors will be refurbished.