Hotel Modera

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Hotel Modera is the renovation of a 1960's motor lodge into a 176-room boutique hotel in downtown Portland. Holst sought to revive the simple Modern aesthetics of the original structure, while supporting the pedestrian friendly culture of the city—transforming it into a lively urban gathering destination. 

The renovation deemphasizes the car while providing a unique public courtyard along SW 6th Avenue. Ground level surface parking was reclaimed and redesigned into a new landscaped entry courtyard, restaurant and bar, and a more inviting hotel lobby. The courtyard provides the neighborhood and guests with a dynamic outdoor space that is activated well into the night.

Embracing the past

Updated exterior surfaces showcase the structure's original simplicity.

A space for all

A new extension of the lobby blurs the boundaries of interior and exterior spaces to invite the public in.


Posh Ventures


Portland, OR


119,500 sf




Portland Spaces ROOT Design Award Runner-up, Hospitality, 2008
AIA Portland Interior Design Award
IIDA Oregon Merit Award, Hospitality IIDA Oregon People’s Choice, Boutique Design Magazine, Best Hotel Lobby, 2009 Hotelworld Global Hospitality & Design Awards, Best Lobby/Public Spaces Finalist