Wells Fargo Center - Tower

Wells Fargo Center
1300 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon



Design Architects:

Structural Consultant:
Mechanical Consultant:
Electrical Consultant:
Life Safety Consultant:
Charles Luckman, Los Angeles, CA (original building construction) GBD Architects (current architect of record)
William Kirkham (current preferred)
Glumac International
Christenson Electric
GBD Architects

    Physical Properties

Date Built:
Total Site Area:
Total Building Area:
Total Rentable Area:
Building Height:

Structural Bay Size:
Exterior Cladding:
Construction Type:
Occupancy Type:
Sprinkler Coverage:
40,000 sf (tower block only)
1, 136,158
611,052 sq ft
40 (includes mechanical penthouse)
544 feet above ground
1 washroom ea. Gender (approx. 3 toilets/2 sinks ea.)
Passenger: 7 at low-rise; 6 at high-rise
Freight: 1
Parking Shuttle: 3
Structural steel framing w/ spray-applied fireproofing
15'-0" o.c. each way
White carrara marble.
Type I - Fire Resistive
B (Office/Retail)

    Elevator Lobby Finishes (Tenant floors)

Walls in Corridors:
Lobby doors:
Veneer Plaster w/ reveals
Veneer Plaster, smooth
Carpet with black granite perimeter (tile at lobby only)
Elevators: Painted steel
Tempered glass

    Typical Floors



Veneer plaster over gypsum base over steel stud framing.
Concrete over steel deck (with q-deck cable raceways at 5'-0" o.c.
20" x 60" x 5/8- thick tegular acoustical lay-in ceiling panel with a 20" square pattern (USG Radar Illusion 2760-A), supported by a painted metal exposed ceiling grid. The system will accommodate a 20" x 48" flush fluorescent light fixture with glare-reducing parabolic diffuser and supply/return slot diffusers integral with the light fixtures where required. The ceiling grid will also accommodates supply and return air grilles where required.
Full height solid core premium grade, quarter sliced, red oak veneer with cherry finish.
Dark bronze anodized aluminum w/ glazing film and Owner specified curtains

    Architectural Planning Data

Elevator Lobby Width:
Ceiling Height:
Design Live Load:
8'-10" slab to finished ceiling, 13' floor-to-floor
Corbin Russwin oil-rubbed bronze.
50 psf (and 20 psf partition load)

    Mechanical Systems

Air Distribution: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning in the building is provided via the building's constant volume air handling system. A typical floor has three primary zones: 1. Skin zone; 2. Perimeter zone; 3. Interior zone. Each primary zone has sub-zones that are configured to suit the requirements of each tenant. Direct Digital Control (DDC) VAV boxes (Titus DMDV-3C1) are employed for individual zone control. Use Temperatures are controlled by the building energy management system to range between 70 - 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Manual adjustment of thermostats is not allowed.

A standard floor is fitted as follows:
  1. Skin zone: Has four sub-zones that are never altered.
  2. Perimeter zone: Has twelve sub-zones that may be altered to suit tenant configuration.
  3. Interior zone: Has eight sub-zones that may be altered to suit tenant configuration.
Tenant improvements typically require modifications to ductwork layout and diffuser locations to suit the tenant's layout. It may also require the addition of sub-zones to accommodate the cooling requirements for a tenant's special needs such as conference rooms, kitchen exhaust and computer room cooling or ventilation.

HVAC system modifications are required to be designed by a licensed Mechanical Engineer approved by the Owner. Modifications are required to be designed and constructed in accordance with the Master Specification Division 15.

    Electrical Systems

Design Capabilities: General power distribution for tenant's electrical requirements is accomplished via the building's in-floor raceway system. All electrical wiring is required to be installed in this raceway system for primary distribution. Outlets may be placed in walls where required provided primary distribution uses the in-floor system.

Outlets and devices shall be provided and installed in accordance with Division 16, all sections of the Master Specification. Typical outlets shall be floor mounted pedestal style outlets wherever possible. Wall-mounted outlets shall be located 15" min. aff (ADA).

The design for all electrical systems shall be accomplished via the bidder-design method by an electrical contractor, as approved by the Owner, and shall be reviewed by the Owner's licensed mechanical/electrical engineer.

The building standard threshold for power consumption within a tenant space is 3 watts per square foot for general power distribution and 1.2 watts per square foot for lighting.

Emergency Power:

277/460-volt power for lighting, 120/208 volt three phase power at the panel in each electrical room.
There is one diesel generator (300kW) for the fire and life safety systems.
Capability exists to provide on-floor metering for tenant's power consumption when their consumption is greater than design.



Cable Television:

Fiber Optics:
Equipment, patch panels, network hubs and general distribution for tenant's telephone and computer systems shall be accomplished within the limits of the tenant's space unless otherwise approved by the Owner. The in-floor raceway system is available for distributing cable throughout the tenant space. Capacity is provided through a base building telephone riser closet.
Cable service is present in the building and can be accessed by arrangement with the cable supplier.
US West is the preferred vendor.



High Rise:

Garage Elevators:

Freight Elevators:
Type: Schindler
Number of Cars: 7
Speed: 700 fpm
Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
Floors Serviced: SD-21
Number of Cars: 6
Speed: 1,000 fpm
Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
Floors Serviced: 1-2 and 21-38
Number of Cars: 3
Speed: 200 fpm
Capacity: 3,000 lbs.
Floors Serviced: Parking A-C, and floors SD-2
Number of Cars: 1
Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
Size: 5'-9" x 6'-2"
Floor Serviced: SD-T39
Speed: 1000 fpm

    Building Security Systems

Type of System:
Security Personnel:
Closed Circuit Cameras:

After-hours Access:

Tenant Security System:

Fire Alarm System:
Casi-Rusco System
24 hours a day - 365 days a year
Cameras monitoring exit and entry points and public areas.
All critical exit/entry points are monitored by alarms.
An access card and or ID must be used to enter the building after-hours.
The base building security system can incorporate fully integrated access control and alarm monitoring software packages for the tenant.
A Fire Command Center is located at the security desk in the lobby facing the Fourth Avenue entry. The head end components of the system are associated with the fire alarm control equipment located on the SD Level.

System control and panel amplifiers: Locations of control panel, amplifiers, and associated equipment is located on the SD Level.

Ceiling speakers with integral transformers: Ceiling speakers are located in all areas of the building. Wall mounted speakers are located in every third exit stairwell level.

Firefighters telephone jacks and handsets: Firefighters jacks are located in all elevator lobbies and stairwell landings (excludes intermediate landings).

Firefighters telephone master station: Located at the Fire Command Center.

Voice evacuation master station with zone selection switches: Located at the Fire Command Center.