Home Forward Towers

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As part of Home Forward's plan to upgrade several of their affordable housing towers, Holst completed renovations to three existing projects: Sellwood Center, Gallagher Plaza, and Northwest Tower.

The three buildings, all located in dense residential Portland neighborhoods, were overdue for structural and building envelope upgrades. The renovations improve the efficiency, decrease operating expenses, and extend the life of the towers. With a majority of the residents being elderly or disabled, the lack of ventilation was a devastating issue in living spaces. Upgrades to the aging HVAC systems and openings contribute to the health and wellbeing of the residents.

Additionally, residents maintained occupancy of their units during renovations, keeping their homes and community intact.

Enhanced entries, increased glazing, and revitalized vegetation restore the pedestrian experience.

The reskinned structures provide a more beautiful aesthetic for the surrounding community and the residents.