Hotel Modera

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Hotel Modera is the renovation of a 1960's motor lodge into a 176-room boutique hotel in downtown Portland. Holst sought to revive the simple Modern aesthetics of the original structure, while supporting the pedestrian friendly culture of the city—transforming it into a lively urban gathering destination.

The renovation deemphasizes the car while providing a unique public courtyard along SW 6th Avenue. Ground level surface parking was reclaimed and redesigned into a new landscaped entry courtyard, restaurant and bar, and a more inviting hotel lobby. The courtyard provides the neighborhood and guests with a dynamic outdoor space that is activated well into the night.

Embracing the past

Updated exterior surfaces showcase the structure's original simplicity.

A space for all

A new extension of the lobby blurs the boundaries of interior and exterior spaces to invite the public in.


Posh Ventures


Portland, OR


119,500 sf




2008 AIA Portland Interior Design Award
2008 IIDA Oregon Merit Award, Hospitality
2008 IIDA Oregon People’s Choice
2008 Boutique Design Magazine, Best Hotel Lobby
2009 Hotelworld Global Hospitality & Design Awards, Best Lobby/Public Space Finalist