Lloyd Center Remodel
Portland’s Lloyd Center: Transforming a city icon
The Lloyd Center, located in downtown Portland, is the city’s oldest shopping mall. Upon opening in 1960, it was also the largest in the country. The Lloyd Center recently underwent a $50 million transformation that included reshaping and moving the iconic ground-floor ice skate rink and opening the above two levels by removing the pedestrian bridges that crossed the central concourse area.
Design included centrally-suspended stairs at the grand entrance that span three floors, along with renovations to the elevator, pedestrian bridge and Lloyd Center Creative Office.
- Spiral staircase includes treads cantilevered away from tension rods
- Floor plan changes to the pedestrian bridge soffit, which included removal of the arch, required adjusting seismic joint locations
- 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, Structural Engineering Association of Oregon (SEAO)