Burns Building

Portland, Oregon

As part of an innovative hotel project, a lush courtyard links a newly-renovated historic building with a new tower. Despite the juxtaposition of the historic and modern exteriors of the two buildings, the courtyard and the building interiors unite the guest experience through the use of continental design themes that blend the outdoors with the indoors.

During the day, guests can relax in the cool shade while hearing the calming sounds from the cascading water feature. In the evening, the courtyard hosts outdoor dining for the adjacent restaurant and drinks by the warmth of the fire.

Urban Development + Partners, GBD Architects