About The Ardea
The Ardea, formerly known as "3720", is an apartment high-rise building in the South Waterfront district of Portland, Oregon, United States. The building was completed in March 2009, however was turned over in phases allowing occupancy beginning in August 2008. The Ardea was developed by Gerding Edlen, designed by GBD Architects, and constructed by Hoffman Construction. The building was initially designed to be a condominium building but was converted to apartments after the Portland housing and condominium supply outstripped demand. The building stands at a height of 325 feet (99 meters) and joins the John Ross Tower as the seventh tallest building in Portland. The Ardea consists of 30 floors including an adjacent five-story building. The tower will have 323 units, 380 underground parking spaces and over 16,000 feet of retail space on the ground floor. The exterior cladding of the building is constructed with a variety of materials including window wall, curtain wall, precast concrete panels, and a metal cladding system.