The Cordelia

The Cordelia is a two-building urban infill market rate apartment development in the historic alphabet district of Northwest Portland. The project is designed to complement the rich history of the Northwest Alphabet District and learn from the extensive inventory of apartment buildings found in the district. By recalling the proportions and massing of the early 20th century courtyard apartment and streetcar apartment prototypes, the project creates a timeless and elegant frontage to this significant intersection and provides a model for respectful infill projects within the historic district. Each building responds to its unique position within the district.