KEX Portland

KEX Portland

A Social Experience: Visitors opt for community-themed accommodations

This transformation of the historic Vivian Apartments into a high-end “social hotel” included seismic upgrades to the building’s wood-framed and unreinforced masonry. KEX Portland accommodates 156 guests with 15 shared rooms and 14 private rooms. The hostel includes a common area in the lobby for events, a rooftop patio, a restaurant, and basement level sauna.

DCI’s structural team worked on the perimeter bearing walls, specifically, the lateral bracing in two locations behind the ground floor storefronts; new plywood diaphragm at the second and third floors and roof; a concrete shear wall core; and new out-of-plane connections and URM reinforcing at the building perimeter.

Project Highlights

  • Provided design for a new elevator and exit stair, as well as a new rooftop patio bar.
  • Building includes a 12-person sauna.
  • The building is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Square Feet: 
16,750-SF
Stories: 
3
Primary Material: 
Wood
Unreinforced Masonry
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Hospitality & Gaming
Seismic

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