2015 Archives

WALSH Seattle builds two homes for homeless families in the Tiny House Village in SE Seattle.

Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), a client that WALSH Seattle has worked with for many years, approached John Gilson to see if WALSH would build two homes for the new Tiny House Village in SE Seattle. The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and LIHI have partnered with Nickelsville to provide 15 tiny homes for homeless families before Christmas, 2015. Nickelsville is a multi-site homeless encampment consisting of tents and tiny houses throughout Seattle.

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Project Partner Lever Architecture Highlighted in GRAY Magazine

Lever Architecture, as well as three projects (Framework, Tree House and ArtHouse) we have had the pleasure to be partnered on with them, have been highlighted in Gray Magazine: The Design Magazine for the Pacific Northwest. Congratulations to an excellent firm!

LEVER Architecture is a progressive Portland, Oregon based practice dedicated to realizing transformative projects that strengthen the communities they serve and blur the boundaries between the public and private sphere.

LEVER utilizes a research-based approach to leverage clients’ goals and aspirations leading to designs that have been recognized locally and nationally as models for housing, creative office, and retail mixed use.

Link to the article which begins on Page 63.


Grand Open House of project^ team’s Hayashi Townhomes in North Portland

The project^ team is excited to share their newest project Hayashi Townhomes. These homes are a new offering in the vibrant eastside Humboldt neighborhood, seamlessly integrating nature into modern elegant dwellings. Hayashi Townhomes have been built to the highest environmental standards and are slated for Earth Advantage Platinum. WALSH is honored to have been a part of this quality project. Please join the project team for this exciting event!

Link to the FaceBook Event Page.

Historic Hotel Julian Receives Restore Oregon’s DeMuro Award

Last Friday evening at Restore Oregon’s annual “Restoration Celebration” in Portland, the Hotel Julian was one of seven historic rehabilitation projects in Oregon to receive the DeMuro Award for “projects exemplifying excellence in preservation, adaptive reuse, and community revitalization.” The award is “the only state-wide award in Oregon recognizing the creativity, persistence, and craftsmanship required by outstanding restoration projects.”

In recognizing the Hotel Julian, Restore Oregon said: “The 1892 hotel had become run-down Section 8 housing, but was restored to a state of grace and dignity for its residents and neighbors, demonstrating that preservation can serve the under-served.”

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Framework Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Wood Components

Project Name:

RFQ Timeline:
Registration forms due October 13, 2015 at 8:00 am PST, to the project contact below.
Submittals due November 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm PST, to the project contact below.

Link to Addendum #1 dated October 20, 2015.

Link to RFQ Documents. You will need to register with ShareFile to download the documents. Included in the Zipfile for download:

  1. Framework_WoodRFQ_10.06.2015
    Attachment A – Project Schedule_10.05.2015
    Attachment B – Wood Quantities_09.30.2015.pdf
    Attachment C – Sample Subcontract
    Attachment D – Sample Insurance Requirement
    Attachment E – Architectural Plans_10.06.2015

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Framework: First Tall Timber Project in Portland

WALSH is excited to be on the team for this cutting-edge, tall timber project. Please visit Framework and “Like” their page to follow the progress of this innovative and sustainable project as it moves forward.

“A key element of the building design led by Thomas Robinson, principal of LEVER Architecture, is to communicate at street level the project’s innovative use of wood and engineering technology in the development of a high rise structure, along with its relationship to the rural economy. Integrating lessons learned from tall timber structures in Canada and Europe, Robinson and his team are expected to incorporate new structural and architectural technologies that include an engineered wood core and lateral system for seismic integrity and CLT floor panels fabricated up to 50’ in length.”

The proposed building will be a 12-story wood framed building constructed primarily with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) components for the floors and the lateral force resisting system (LFRS), in conjunction with Glue Laminated Beams (GLB) and Glue Laminated Columns (GLC). The super structure will be supported on a conventionally reinforced mat foundation.

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WALSH and OWCB Host Minority Subcontractor Outreach Event

WALSH and OWCB hosted a Minority Subcontractor Outreach Event to provide information and subcontracting opportunities to roughly 45 local MWESB businesses, including Professional Lath & Plaster, Interlaken, Hillebrand Construction, Valley Growers, Art Cortez Construction, Alcantar & Associates and James Faison.

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OWCB Selected for Asian Health & Service Center

O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) is excited to be working on preconstruction with The Asian Health & Service Center  which is planning a new three-story, 30,000 SF office building at the northwest corner of Southeast 91st Avenue and Southeast Foster Road.

The new building will allow the agency to offer more classes and meet community medical needs and a third-floor, 6,000 SF community room with a large kitchen will be available to community members.

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12th Avenue Arts Named Winner of the 2015 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence

12th Avenue Arts in Seattle, Washington was one of ten real estate developments selected as a winner of the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence, one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s winners—five in North America, three in Europe, and two in Asia—were honored at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco October 6th. …Read More

Passive House, Orchards at Orenco in Politico Magazine

Orchards at Orenco is a highly efficient, transit-oriented workforce housing project in the Orenco Station neighborhood of Hillsboro for owner/developer REACH CDC. The 57-unit project, designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects, is the first phase of the Orchards at Orenco development, which over the course of three phases will total approximately 150 units.

Orchards was awarded Best Affordable Passive Building and also awarded Best Overall Passive Building Project by PHIUS, announced September 10 in Chicago at the 10th Annual North American Passive House Conference.

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