PORTLAND|SEATTLE|BEND

Park Avenue West

Portland, OR

Code Unlimited provided consulting services to TVA Architects on the Park Avenue West Tower (PAWT) project. The PAWT project was designed under the 2007 Oregon Structural Code, but the project was put on hold after the economic conditions changed in Portland due to the national recession. When the project moved forward, however, the applicable codes have changed. Some of the code changes had significant impacts to the design and were difficult to accommodate without a significant redesign. Code Unlimited helped develop alternate code compliance strategies, to reduce impacts to the building's design while ensuring that it met the level of safety envisioned by the 2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code.