Located between Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA in the Columbia River, Hayden Island sits at the center of a contentious project to re-make the I-5 crossing that currently bisects the island. On the west side of the bridge the island is dominated by parking lots and big box stores, creating a vast landscape of concrete that contrasts with the nearby gated residential areas and floating homes.
The project began with an in-depth analysis of the services & business present on Hayden Island. It was abundently clear after mapping such services that Hayden Island was in need of essential services and business other than big box chain stores.
This lead to the development of a light industrial program including Stumptown Coffee, a wooden kayak manufacturer and custom bike frame shop. This program is a stark contrast to the big box stores that dominate the landscape and offered a chance to re-work the landscape from the master planning to building level in one project.
Status: School Project
Location: Portland, OR, US