"a more restorative, equitable,
and delicious, regional food economy"
Our team joined the client’s unveiling of The Redd building, which was previously an ironworks facility in the early 1900s. Our team provided code and accessibility guidance for the renovation of this historical site. Today, the historical heavy timbers, gantry and iron press co-exist with modern wood slats and unisex bathrooms in an exemplary aesthetic of Portland's adaptive re-use style.
For the event, The Redd hosted a kick-off for incorporating girls into BSA, breaking through a barrier that has been in existence since the original ironworking structure of the facility.
Not only has The Redd broken gender barriers, but it was also designed with the intent of scaling "a more restorative, equitable, and delicious, regional food economy" by providing a home and distribution center for producers typically only found at weekend farmer’s markets. Overall, The Redd is a stand-out example of how architecture can truly have an impact on community, and we were honored to have the owners as clients.