The General Automotive Building combines sustainable, modern design with historic warehouse architecture. MCA designed, created construction documents and observed construction for 40,000sf of tenant improvements in this 50,000 sf, 5-story building. Space fit-out studies were undertaken for at least 16 prospective tenants. At least a dozen permit sets were generated and spaces were built out. All of this work was performed on tight timelines, with tight budgets and in close coordination with the owner and contractor. MCA worked with each tenant to transform bare interiors to unique spaces that maximize the building’s high ceilings, exposed wood beams, great natural light and views of the adjacent North Park Blocks. Tenants were primarily creative and high-tech businesses. Their spaces range dramatically in character and finishes, but most include open workspaces and enclosed office and meeting areas. MCA’s work also included the addition of lower floor window openings in the building’s north wall.
Client: InterUrban Development
Location: Portland, OR