At 18 stories, The Eliot Condominiums is a striking, modern tower that graces downtown Portland with 228 elegant units. Its design includes an outdoor plaza that connects residents to the Portland Art Museum across the street, and the patterns in its glass-wall design echo Mondrian. The result is a building as dramatic to look at from the street as its sweeping views of the city from inside.
The Eliot is the first residential building in Portland to use a unitized curtain wall, which brings in energy-saving natural light and maximizes floor space. For this and other sustainable design principles, the project was given the LEED ND (Neighborhood Development) Silver award, making it the first in the country to earn the distinction.
Completed in 2008, The Eliot was a collaboration of architect of record, Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects, and ZGF Architects, the design architect. The design team included John Wright and Katalin Czege, both now at C2K.