First & Main is a Class A LEED Platinum 16-storey office building in downtown Portland, Oregon. First completed in 2010, the building sat at a cost of $100 million with Hoffman Construction, the general contractor. To maximize floor space the double glazed structural glass wall is suspended from the structure above using glass fins that cantilever down, allowing 10ft of clear space below. Multi laminated glass fins were designed and tested using the latest technology internationally available.
Understanding the need for sturdy door supports, portal frames were created inside and outside, encapsulated with glass walls, roof and glass connector beams.
Not only did Stella focus on the hardware side of things, but engineering design also played a big part in the process as well.