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The Blu Dot showroom has been long-listed in the Large Retail Interiors category of the Dezeen Awards! Thanks for recogn...
08/20/2021

The Blu Dot showroom has been long-listed in the Large Retail Interiors category of the Dezeen Awards! Thanks for recognizing two of our projects @dezeen, what an honor!

The Blu Dot showroom has been long-listed in the Large Retail Interiors category of the Dezeen Awards! Thanks for recognizing two of our projects @dezeen, what an honor!

We’re honored to see The Society Hotel Bingen amongst the talented projects in the Dezeen Awards longlist for the Hospit...
08/10/2021

We’re honored to see The Society Hotel Bingen amongst the talented projects in the Dezeen Awards longlist for the Hospitality category. Thank you @Dezeen!

We’re honored to see The Society Hotel Bingen amongst the talented projects in the Dezeen Awards longlist for the Hospitality category. Thank you @Dezeen!

Society Hotel Bingen is a finalist in the 2021 Architizer A+ Awards! You can help us win the Popular Choice Award in the...
06/16/2021

Society Hotel Bingen is a finalist in the 2021 Architizer A+ Awards! You can help us win the Popular Choice Award in the Hotels and Resorts category by voting here: architizerawards.com/a/page/vote-now⁣⁣
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Thanks! ⁣

Photos: @laraswimmer

Do you want to work with us? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Project Lead and Designer to join our team. Link in ...
05/14/2021

Do you want to work with us? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Project Lead and Designer to join our team. Link in bio for more info!

Do you want to work with us? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Project Lead and Designer to join our team. Link in bio for more info!

Do you want to work with us? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Project Lead and Designer to join our team. Link in ...
05/14/2021

Do you want to work with us? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Project Lead and Designer to join our team. Link in bio for more info!

Do you want to work with us? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Project Lead and Designer to join our team. Link in bio for more info!

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Sugarpine Drive-In to expand their current restaurant into the old Tippy ...
04/16/2021

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Sugarpine Drive-In to expand their current restaurant into the old Tippy Canoe space on the Historic Columbia River Highway! The Tippy Canoe was destroyed by a fire back in 2019, Sugarpine and Waechter are working together to design a new building combining retro vibes with a modern aesthetic in the footprint of the old diner.⁣

If you’re not already familiar with Sugarpine Drive-In you’re missing out! Located in Troutsdale on the banks of the Sandy River, make sure to stop by before or after your summer adventures in the Gorge and Mount Hood. @theoregonian wrote a piece about the new restaurant, link in bio for more info. ⁣

All Photos: @sugarpinedrivein

New construction photos from our project Rockwood 10! Rockwood 10 is an affordable housing development and park in Gresh...
04/09/2021

New construction photos from our project Rockwood 10! Rockwood 10 is an affordable housing development and park in Gresham, Oregon. The development spans 7.4 acres, with 5 buildings totaling 250,000 SF, 224 units, a community building, and 1.7 acre park designed by @place_studio. ⁣

To find more information about the project, click the link in our bio!

From Mississippi Project Manager Alexis Coir:⁣⁣More CLT progress shots of our new office going up! The courtyard is comp...
02/11/2021

From Mississippi Project Manager Alexis Coir:⁣

More CLT progress shots of our new office going up! The courtyard is completely “framed” out and the entire west wing is erected. The space feels better and better with every visit - the wood really responds beautifully to the different moods of the Pacific Northwest. From capturing the setting sun to the soft solemn fall rains.⁣

Also really gratifying to see some of the systems being installed into all the pre-drilled slab and wall openings. Moments of coordination truth after an insane spring of modeling every pe*******on, from 1.5” hydronic pipes to 14 x 18 ducts to 1” sprinkler runs. ⁣

Expected Completion Summer 2021⁣

Photos: @acoir

The framing continues to go up for our latest project Rockwood 10; an affordable housing development and public park loc...
01/14/2021

The framing continues to go up for our latest project Rockwood 10; an affordable housing development and public park located in Gresham, Oregon. The project includes 5 buildings with a combined 224 units, a community building, and 1.7 acre public park. ⁣

The project is a true collaboration between WA and our team Community Development Partners, @hacienda_cdc , @place_la , and @portlandstate’s Center for Public Interest Design to develop a project that could serve as a major community asset. ⁣

For more information about the project, click the link in our bio!

Happy Holidays! Our office will be closed until January 3rd. See ya in the new year!
12/24/2020

Happy Holidays! Our office will be closed until January 3rd. See ya in the new year!

The Society Hotel Bingen was an Editors Pick in the 2020 Gray Awards. Thanks Gray team, we so appreciate you recognizing...
12/10/2020

The Society Hotel Bingen was an Editors Pick in the 2020 Gray Awards. Thanks Gray team, we so appreciate you recognizing our work! ⁣

Photo: @laraswimmer

Waechter received two awards in the 2020 Architects Newspaper Best of Design Awards!⁣⁣⁣⁣Commercial Hospitality - Winner⁣...
12/03/2020

Waechter received two awards in the 2020 Architects Newspaper Best of Design Awards!⁣⁣
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Commercial Hospitality - Winner⁣⁣
Society Hotel Bingen⁣⁣
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Retail and Mixed-Use Commercial - Honorable Mention⁣⁣
Blu Dot Showroom⁣⁣
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Thank you to @archpaper and our esteemed judges for recognizing our work and congratulations to our other category award winners and honorable mentions: @adjayeassociates, @tpgarchitecture, @marlonblackwellarchitects, @olsonkundig, @mckinneyyorkarchitects. We are honored to be in such talented company! ⁣

1st photo Society Hotel Bingen: @laraswimmer⁣
2nd photo Blu Dot: @jeremybittermann

The Blu Dot Portland Showroom has received some great press recently! It's included in the Nov/Dec issue of Azure Magazi...
11/12/2020
Blu Dot Showroom / Waechter Architecture

The Blu Dot Portland Showroom has received some great press recently!

It's included in the Nov/Dec issue of Azure Magazine currently on newsstands now: https://bit.ly/BluDotAzureMagazine

And this morning Blu Dot was featured in ArchDaily's daily newsletter: https://www.archdaily.com/951143/blu-dot-showroom-waechter-architecture. We're so proud of this project and all who worked on it with us!

Completed in 2020 in Portland, United States. Images by Jeremy Bittermann. Built within a historic warehouse building in the Pearl District, the new showroom for the furniture company Blu Dot was designed to preserve the...

Are you interested in joining our team? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Designer and Project Lead to come work wi...
10/22/2020

Are you interested in joining our team? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Designer and Project Lead to come work with us. Link in bio for more details!

From Mississippi Project Manager @acoir:⁣⁣Waechter's new mixed-use building going up fast! The first all-CLT commercial ...
10/16/2020

From Mississippi Project Manager @acoir:
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Waechter's new mixed-use building going up fast! The first all-CLT commercial project in Oregon, the structure is unique for its use of CLT panels for lateral bracing (especially tricky in a seismic zone). The entirety of the interior will be the exposed wood aside from non-structural concrete slabs housing embedded radiant heating and cooling as well as electrical. It's been a huge effort on behalf of our in-house team, the engineers @kpff_pdx (woo Shannon!), and the folks at @klh_massivholz_gmbh, among many others. ⁣⁣
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So exciting to see it taking shape - pictured are the piers of the west facade with spandrels framing window openings. ⁣⁣

1st photo: @davidpapazian⁣
2nd & 3rd photos: @acoir⁣

From Mississippi Project Manager @acoir:⁣⁣⁣⁣Waechter's new mixed-use building going up fast! The first all-CLT commercia...
10/16/2020

From Mississippi Project Manager @acoir:⁣⁣
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Waechter's new mixed-use building going up fast! The first all-CLT commercial project in Oregon, the structure is unique for its use of CLT panels for lateral bracing (especially tricky in a seismic zone). The entirety of the interior will be the exposed wood aside from non-structural concrete slabs housing embedded radiant heating and cooling as well as electrical. It's been a huge effort on behalf of our in-house team, the engineers @kpff_pdx (woo Shannon!), and the folks at @klh_massivholz_gmbh, among many others. ⁣⁣
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So exciting to see it taking shape - pictured are the piers of the west facade with spandrels framing window openings. ⁣⁣

1st photo: @davidpapazian⁣
2nd & 3rd photos: @acoir⁣

From Mississippi Project Manager @acoir:⁣⁣⁣⁣Waechter's new mixed-use building going up fast! The first all-CLT commercia...
10/16/2020

From Mississippi Project Manager @acoir:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Waechter's new mixed-use building going up fast! The first all-CLT commercial project in Oregon, the structure is unique for its use of CLT panels for lateral bracing (especially tricky in a seismic zone). The entirety of the interior will be the exposed wood aside from non-structural concrete slabs housing embedded radiant heating and cooling as well as electrical. It's been a huge effort on behalf of our in-house team, the engineers @kpff_pdx (woo Shannon!), and the folks at @klh_massivholz_gmbh, among many others. ⁣⁣
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So exciting to see it taking shape - pictured are the piers of the west facade with spandrels framing window openings. ⁣⁣

1st photo: @davidpapazian⁣
2nd & 3rd photos: @acoir⁣

10/16/2020
From Mississippi Project Manager @acoir:⁣⁣⁣⁣Waechter's new mixed-use building going up fast! The first all-CLT commercia...
10/16/2020

From Mississippi Project Manager @acoir:⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Waechter's new mixed-use building going up fast! The first all-CLT commercial project in Oregon, the structure is unique for its use of CLT panels for lateral bracing (especially tricky in a seismic zone). The entirety of the interior will be the exposed wood aside from non-structural concrete slabs housing embedded radiant heating and cooling as well as electrical. It's been a huge effort on behalf of our in-house team, the engineers @kpff_pdx (woo Shannon!), and the folks at @klh_massivholz_gmbh, among many others. ⁣⁣
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So exciting to see it taking shape - pictured are the piers of the west facade with spandrels framing window openings. ⁣⁣

1st photo: @davidpapazian⁣
2nd & 3rd photos: @acoir⁣

We are pleased to share that our project Northbound 30 received unanimous Design Review approval from the Portland Desig...
08/21/2020

We are pleased to share that our project Northbound 30 received unanimous Design Review approval from the Portland Design Commission! Working in collaboration with @jonesarchitecturepdx, the NB30 project includes a total of eight 5-story buildings (Waechter and Jones designing 4 each) in Northwest Portland. ⁣

The buildings are organized on the site in a shifted “checkerboard” pattern to maximize open space, landscaped courtyards, pedestrian networks on the ground level, and access to natural light and air on the upper floors. You can find more information about the project on our website. Link in bio. ⁣

#waechterarchitecture #pnwdesign #masstimber #woodarchitecture #portlandarchitecture #NB30

Want to work with us in the new year? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Designer with 2-4 years of experience. Link...
01/03/2020

Want to work with us in the new year? Waechter Architecture is looking for a Designer with 2-4 years of experience. Link in bio for more info!⁣

#portlandarchitecture #dezeenjobs #archinectjobs

We’re pleased to announce Furioso Vineyards received an award for the 2019 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards. ...
12/05/2019

We’re pleased to announce Furioso Vineyards received an award for the 2019 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards. Thank you to our jurors and @archpaper for the recognition!⁣

Furioso Vineyards⁣
Winner Commercial - Hospitality ⁣

Photo: @laraswimmer

We’re pleased to announce Furioso Vineyards received an award for the 2019 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards. ...
12/04/2019

We’re pleased to announce Furioso Vineyards received an award for the 2019 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards. ⁣Thank you to our jurors and @archpaper for the recognition!⁣⁣
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Furioso Vineyards⁣
Winner - Commercial - Hospitality⁣
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Photo: @laraswimmer

We’re pleased to announce Origami received an honorable mention for the 2019 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards...
12/04/2019

We’re pleased to announce Origami received an honorable mention for the 2019 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards. ⁣Thank you to our jurors and @archpaper for the recognition! ⁣

Origami⁣⁣
Honorable Mention - Residential Multi-Unit ⁣⁣
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Photo: @jeremybittermann

Furioso Vineyards won the award for Commercial Architecture at the 2019 Gray Awards! ⁣⁣A huge thank you to the judges fo...
11/21/2019

Furioso Vineyards won the award for Commercial Architecture at the 2019 Gray Awards! ⁣

A huge thank you to the judges for recognizing our work and to the @gray_magazine team for throwing an awesome party to celebrate⁣

And a big congratulations to our fellow finalists @heliotropearchitects, @perkinswill, @skylabarchitrcture, and @lmnarchitects; we’re honored to be in such great company!

Blu Dot Portland is open! We are proud to share a first look at our collaboration with the furniture company @bludot. Lo...
11/21/2019

Blu Dot Portland is open! We are proud to share a first look at our collaboration with the furniture company @bludot. Located on 13th and Everett in the heart of the Pearl, go check it out for yourself!

“Blu Dot was the perfect partner for our first retail project. Our studio strives to bring a sense of clarity to every project, from composition to aesthetic experience. Blu Dot shares our ethos of finding simple yet clever design solutions that still convey a sense of identity and character.” Ben Waechter, Principal Architect

Link in bio for more info
Photo: @jeremybittermann

Furioso Vineyards is nominated for best Commercial Architecture award by @gray_magazine! Thank you Gray, we can’t wait f...
10/07/2019

Furioso Vineyards is nominated for best Commercial Architecture award by @gray_magazine! Thank you Gray, we can’t wait for the awards party

Photo @laraswimmer

Our final contribution to the @designwithinreach and @madepdx “Block Party” exhibition and fundraiser. Proceeds will ben...
09/27/2019

Our final contribution to the @designwithinreach and @madepdx “Block Party” exhibition and fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit Portland Homeless Family Solutions. See ya there!

Sat 9/27 12-4PM
Design Within Reach
825 NW 13th Ave

#waechterarchitecture #designwithinreach #pdxhfs #blockparty #woodblock #portlandarchitecture @ Waechter Architecture

The Society Hotel Bingen is featured on Dwell! Link in bio for the story
09/09/2019

The Society Hotel Bingen is featured on Dwell! Link in bio for the story

“Since the beginning, the focus of the office has been on design clarity. I think this will always be the case. What’s c...
09/04/2019

“Since the beginning, the focus of the office has been on design clarity. I think this will always be the case. What’s changed over time is how good we are at achieving it. We are always improving. Our approach is to refine and distill - rather than reinvent - ourselves.”

Ben Waechter from Archinect feature on WA. Link in bio to read the full article!

📷: @jeremybittermann

07/16/2019

Check out this sweet video of Origami made by Think Real Estate. if you're curious to learn more visit www.origamipdx.com

Origami Homes project

Modern Architecture + Design Society
05/30/2019

Modern Architecture + Design Society

We'll be heading to Portland in just two weeks for the 2019 Portland Modern Home Tour (June 1st), where the stunning Origami project from multi award-winning firm Waechter Architecture will be front and center with THREE homes available for Touring!

📷: 22 Pages Photography

More info and pics at the official Tour Site: http://mads.media/2019-portland-modern-home-tour/

We're thrilled to see Slender House featured on Dwell!
05/29/2019
Dwell

We're thrilled to see Slender House featured on Dwell!

This house is only 15 feet wide!

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If the entire floor could flip safely depositing all the silage and muck into a hearth ? Edit Susan Emma Allan commented on Ardross Farm Shop's photo. May 31, 2019, 9:00 PM at farmers at the moment with these designs but they could probably be applied to many buildings so have a read, it's fun, feel free to email them to farmers etc and don't arrest me At the moment I am focusing on farm barns and tools. I'm looking at applying kinetics and weight using movement and wave physics to do jobs usually requiring one man and his tool in horrible conditions. This takes the job from the man, but not the man from the job. The doors fill up with rainwater which is warmed by silage and pops in round out and up and scrubs the barn and floor while standing up to sweep and deposit the silage in an area used to generate heat and energy. The key to the moment is the waterfall collecting in infinity pools in the roof, which lowers lifting all the grated paddocks etc up then assisting with water to create an oscillation using door panels which cleans and the tools will shovel and fork. The new tack cleaning equipment is a cover which has bristles which contact with the saddle etc which fills with water and is connected to something allowing a very quick thorough clean. Does anyone manufacture something similar in Britain which could be applied?