Theater 300b

300b is a purpose built, 2,000 seat modern music venue primarily for rock music performances. The plan is a simple configuration of service against the existing warehouse building to the east, with stage, audience space, and public ambulatory stack to the west. Public circulation is via a series of warped floors and ramps up the west façade with expansive pockets that form a sequence of vertical gathering spaces arrayed up the west elevation. The small footprint imposes a compressive force, and the resulting internal pressure is allowed to distort the front façade towards the ambulatory space, creating a gradation of viewing experiences, from stage front to the open bar areas in the back, to sitting areas with views of the city.

Location Portland, OR
Status Design
Date 2009


Architect Carrie Strickland, Bill Neburka


  • Progressive Architecture Award 2009