In our eyes, elements that guide successful design include human interaction, pride of place, quality of design and materials, security and accessibility. Working collaboratively with building owners, end users, contractors and engineers, our designers take a holistic approach to creating spaces that respond to the needs of the occupants.
Carleton Hart Architecture was commissioned to assist in the creation of a new model of foster care and community development that creates permanent homes for adoptive children. An organization known as “Generations of Hope” was established in Rantoul, Illinois, and after significant national acclaim is being brought to Portland. The Hope Meadows model is an intentional intergenerational community of adoptive families and seniors. The development brings together families that adopt children who would otherwise spend their childhood in foster care and seniors who act as surrogate grandparents helping younger generations.
Bridge Meadows includes eight 2,500 sf single-family, four-bedroom homes, thirty-two two-bedroom senior apartments and a 3,000 sq. ft. intergenerational community center for all of the residents.
Miracles Central is a new, six story mixed use joint ownership project between Miracles Club Inc. and Central City Concern. The building will offer a place in the community where individuals and their families can find support services and social activities in an environment that inspires continued sobriety. Miracles Central will provide 47 housing units, community support space and mentoring offices for residents.
The Ladd Carriage House (1883), one of Portland’s first designated landmark buildings, received an extensive exterior rehabilitation and an interior redesign. Carleton Hart Architecture conducted a historic analysis of the building and developed a design of the exterior that recognizes both its historic significance and addresses modern requirements. The inside of the building has been reorganized with new stairs and an elevator, and the original ‘hayloft’ area with its impressive trusses has been restored.
In 2012, CHA performed tenant improvements for an English gastropub, The Raven and Rose, including full commercial kitchen, 2 bars and seating for over 100 patrons.
Carleton Hart Architecture, in collaboration with PGAL Architecture,
completed the BSI project in 2012. The project involved the installation
of a completely new outbound baggage conveyor system for the entire
airport, incorporating inline baggage screening technology. Design and
construction took approximately 10 years. The process involved strong
agency coordination among the Port of Portland, the Transportation
Security Administration (TSA), airlines, concession tenants, and the
CHA’s primary role was project manager for the entire design team. We were responsible for coordinating all drawings and specifications, engaging and coordinating consultants, and managing construction administration of a multi-faceted project.
CHA recently completed rehabilitating an exiting 4 story 35 unit apartment building, originally constructed in 1893. The building was completed as the Julian Hotel in 1911, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Improvements include reconfiguration of the first floor to provide improved resident and entry services, improved and additional tenant spaces, seismic improvements, repair of existing brick and windows, exterior canopy replacement, roof replacement, elevator upgrade and interior unit improvements which include new cabinetry, flooring, ventilation systems and fixtures.