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Snow Peak, Portland, Ore. | 50th International Design Competition Winner

Snow Peak, Portland, Ore.
Design: Skylab Architecture, Portland, Ore.

Snow Peak is Japanese company known for outdoor apparel and gear.

Last year it entered the US market with a 14,000-sq.-ft. combination headquarters and flagship store in Portland, Ore. Working with Skylab Architecture, the team turned a nondescript 1980s-era building into a multi-use facility for functions ranging from retailing, food service, offices and events.

Natural materials abound — from the hand-troweled concrete, loose river rock, wood paneling and custom wall coverings — to encourage visitors to embrace the outdoors. Century-old Douglas fir beams were milled and stacked into a fixture system as a contemporary, American-inspired nod to traditional Japanese wood building methods.


Skylab Architects
General Contractor
BNK Construction
Outside Design Consultants
Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc. (civil engineer)
Code Unlimited (code consultant)
VALAR Consulting Engineering (structural engineer)
Interface Engineering (mechanical engineer)
Interface Engineering (electrical engineer)
Lango Hansen Landscape Architects (landscape)
O-llc (lighting)
Ambient Automation (theatrical/AV)
Submarine Hospitality (restaurant)
Bargreen Ellingson (kitchen consultant)
ADA: Marx Okubo (ADA)
Stageplan, Inc. (fixture fabricator)
Heath (tile); Hakwood (flooring); DesignTex Bespoke (wallpaper and customer film gradient on glass); Portland Garment Factory (Noren textiles)

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