Featured ProjectPacific Northwest
The Pearl District Marriott Residence Inn, designed by SERA Architects, is a project featuring a bumped and perforated screenwall supplied by Zahner. Named for its neighborhood, the Pearl District is a historic area of Portland. Local businesses liken the urban district's buildings to oysters, whose hidden ‘pearls’ were the gallery and artists’ spaces contained within — hence the name. The Pearl District Residence Inn boasts 223 guestrooms in its six story building. A series of custom perforated aluminum panels by Zahner provide privacy screens for the rooms and decorative shading along the front of the façade. These painted yellow screens also add an element of modernity to the surrounding historic warehouse structures, elevating the extended stay hotel from the typical guest experience.