Grand + Benedicts
Grand + Benedicts is a long-established and prominent Portland company that manufactures and sells a variety of store fixtures and related items to both businesses and individuals. Forced to vacate their previous headquarters, Grand + Benedicts acquired an existing 19,000 SF warehouse on Macadam Avenue in Portland to house their corporate offices and showroom.
Large openings were cut into the existing concrete walls to open up the showroom to view. Brick veneer and suspended steel canopies give the building an industrial flair and visual relief. Corporate offices are located along the east side of the building, facing the river. The renovation includes the addition of a third floor on top of the existing roof for the executive offices, along with an outdoor deck, to take advantage of views of the mountains and up the Willamette River. A small warehouse is located in the north end of the building where on-grade access is available.
The project included the assessment of the existing building, zoning summary, Land Use Review submittal and planning services, construction documents for the renovation, and complete space planning and interior design.