The Vail is a mixed used building west of the I-405 corridor in Northwest Portland. The design proposes a horse shoe building divided into five stories atop a one-story podium base with a residential Second Floor terrace and amenity provided on the south side of the site. The overall building mass is grouped to break down the scale with further articulation in the facade which is added to respond to the unique site conditions and views. The ground floor program includes 4 residential townhomes, a residential gym, and future retail use at the ground floor. As street and public parking in Northwest Portland continues to prove challenging with the recent growth, the 108 apartment units above have access to their own above ground parking garage located off 17th. The building character is intended to acknowledge the surrounding context with its material choice, while also carefully proportionally stitch itself into its intricate Northwest Portland context at a new scale.