Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, Announces the Completion of the Pearl District’s First Hotel

Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, Announces the Completion of the Pearl District’s First Hotel

The hotel is in the process of obtaining LEED® Silver Certification
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:30am

CONTENT: Press Release

PORTLAND, May 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, is thrilled to announce the completion of the Pearl District’s first hotel, Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Pearl District.

“We are very proud to have built numerous hotels throughout the Pacific Northwest,” stated Jim Sather, Oregon division president. “The Residence Inn is the first hotel located in the heart of the Pearl District, and has special meaning because it speaks highly to the continued growth of Portland’s urban core – and it is just down the street from our Portland office.”

The six-story, 223-suite hotel, which opened on April 11, provides guests with studio, one and two bedroom suites offering 17 different room configurations all equipped with fully functioning kitchens. The hotel, which is in the process of obtaining LEED® Silver Certification, boasts green building stats including a highly efficient building envelope, high-efficiency water fixtures and building systems, and the use of natural materials throughout the property. 82% of all construction waste was also diverted from the landfill.

The custom designed Residence Inn provides guests with amenities like a 16,000-square-foot courtyard with a fire pit, an indoor pool, fitness center, guest laundry facilities, and lobby lounge. In addition, the hotel has two large meeting rooms and a formal conference room as well as secure valet parking for guests and visitors.

Developed by Williams/Dame & Associates and designed by SERA Architects, Howard S. Wright served as General Contractor for the project providing both preconstruction and construction services. Members of the Howard S. Wright construction team included: Ryan McGrew, Project Manager; Dan Clark, Senior Superintendent; Allyn Perkowski, Superintendent; Peter Meyers, Senior Project Engineer, and Sarah Sanseri, Project Accountant.   



About Howard S. Wright

With more than 128 years in business, Howard S. Wright provides preconstruction, general contracting, design-build and construction management services for clients in the public and private sector. Operating out of offices on the West Coast, the company serves numerous market sectors including public agency, healthcare, commercial office, mission critical, education, and multi-family housing. Howard S. Wright is a leader in sustainable building with more than $1.8 billion in completed LEED projects. The company has successfully delivered construction management and general contracting services for 10 Fortune 100 Companies. In June of 2011, Howard S. Wright joined the Balfour Beatty Construction family of companies. For more information about Howard S. Wright, visit


About Balfour Beatty Construction

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector. With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive. To learn more about the company, visit or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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