Hyatt Place Portland, Oregon


Portland’s trendy Pearl District is the perfect place to live and work car-free, including the Hyatt Place and the Alison Residences. This mixed-use building represents a new kind of sustainable design for hospitality and housing, helped by a change in the City of Portland’s land use codes.

A Mixed-Use Design Focused on Next-Generation Community Building

Developer James Wong wanted to build a livable, leading-edge building on what is now a parking lot. The 23-story building houses a Hyatt Place hotel on the first 11 floors, topped by 12 floors of housing and amenity space. A green roof will be part of the team’s strategy for stormwater retention. Pearl District residents will benefit from a new spot to enjoy coffee, wine, or a bite to eat…either in a new café or on the sidewalk under the new tree canopy. The building will offer hotel conveniences to tenants and fit in seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood. This new building will be designed to fit the way people live, work, and play. Otak was chosen to lead the Hyatt Place design because of the team’s multidisciplinary approach and visionary philosophy focused on next-generation communities.

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Mixed Use
“Contributing to the built environment has always been my passion.”

Casey McKenna

Business Unit Leader

Professional Registrations

Registered Architect (RA): Arizona
“I enjoy planning at various scales and understanding how people interact with spaces and environments to ultimately improve those experiences.”

Mandi Roberts


Director of Planning & Landscape Architecture

Survey & Mapping
“We have a great team here. We’re all focused on doing good work for our clients. It’s also a fun atmosphere, where we laugh out loud, a lot.”

Jon Yamashita

Director of Surveying