Knot’s wayfinding/placemaking program is a refreshing, modern response to a building that draws energy and inspiration from its lively and bustling neighborhood.
Delivering comfort and serenity for senior living in a bustling urban context is a tall order. Station Place Tower provides needed senior housing for Portland’s River District in a rapidly expanding area north of downtown.
With the Pearl District a few steps away, Station Place Tower was designed to take advantage of access to a thriving urban environment, while also giving seniors peace of mind in a calm, relaxing setting. Knot’s wayfinding/placemaking for the 176-unit development works in unison with Robert S. Leeb Architects and Planners’ industrial-style design vernacular in the 14-story structure. Knot designers used the garage’s anchoring stair tower for a significant graphic presence. The garage is topped with a River District flag, and a variety of colors permeate each garage floor’s innovative perforated panels. The Knot-designed panels’ color and whimsy make wayfinding in the facility urban-minded, yet enjoyable and pleasing to the eye. Knot carried the architect’s theme of using masts on the Tower’s exterior into signage design that unites the building and its graphics into a cohesive design statement. The exterior mast theme was also used for Knot’s Station Place logo.