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The Revere Apartments anchor a formerly empty site at the prominent corner of Mississippi Avenue and Fremont Street with 211 units of new amenity-rich market rate housing. Several strategies work to integrate the mass of the J-shaped building into its mostly low-rise context. The building maintains the urban streetwall along Mississippi Avenue and uses the sloping topography to its advantage. From the corner retail/restaurant space, the building’s entries step down along the slope as the building continues south, progressing from public to increasingly private. Vertical cuts in the massing break down the building’s bulk into a series of smaller scale modules.

Warmth at Human Scale

Ipe wood lines slices cut away from the building’s massing, adds warmth to the composition, and further differentiates the entrances to the lobby and five live/work units.


Contexts Woven Together

The exterior materials—charcoal brick, light grey box rib metal panels, and green laminated glass—blend inspiration from the nearby industrial and historic commercial buildings.


Musically Influenced

Upon entering the building, visitors encounter a relaxed, vibrant, music-studio inspired interior.

The music scene theme continues throughout the public spaces with concert poster art in hallways and elevators lobbies. In addition to large, lounge-like lobby spaces, the building’s amenities include a media/karaoke room, large fitness center with yoga studio, sauna, and outdoor courtyard with climbing wall, and dramatic roof deck.

A meeting room features a conference table produced by a Holst team member from an old growth walnut tree on site.


The roof deck’s large Corten steel planters, lush with native grasses and colorful wildflowers, allow the roof’s usable square footage to be spread over a larger area.

The green roof's drought-resistant vegetation, a carefully detailed building envelope, low-flow fixtures, low- or no-VOC finishes and materials, LED light fixtures, and walkable urban location combine to earn the building a LEED-NC Silver rating.


Studio, one-bedroom, and two -bedroom apartments


Ground floor duplex live/work lofts


Tucked-under parking spots


Linear feet of vintage vinyl records available to play on the lobby turntable



Fore Property Company


Portland, OR




220,000 sq. ft.
211 units


LEED-NC Silver