Portland, Oregon | Design: PATH Architecture, Inc.
Located near Mississippi Avenue and Boise Elliot School in North Portland, Project X is a 78-unit work-live building. Developed in partnership by the owners of PATH and Zadeyan Family Investments, the project features 200-square foot units designed to attract small businesses looking for flexible space to work and to reside, when necessary. The ground floor includes more traditional retail units, a shared courtyard, indoor bike parking, and a community meeting space, while the upper floors contain primarily work-live spaces with optional modular kitchens and three shared lavatory/shower facilities per floor. The building design is expressive of the small unit module, featuring a randomized facade that transforms from a regular vertical orientation facing the nearby neighborhood to a random configuration facing downtown. The development team has forged partnerships with local non-profit organizations to capture the project’s potential to return some of its vital energy to the community, and Metro has awarded the project a significant grant for its creative approach to solving transportation issues. Project X is intended to be a more humane and inspiring place in which Portland’s grass roots creative and entrepreneurial community can thrive.