2017 Archives

New Residence Hall for the University of Oregon Honors First Peoples of Eugene

Beautiful work with Mahlum at the University of Oregon‘s newest residence hall, Kalapuya Ilihi, which honors and respects the First Peoples of Eugene. The building houses 531 students and the ground floor features large open spaces that allow students and faculty to come together in spaces designed for learning and collaboration. Thanks to so many of our WALSH and RDF crews especially the WALSH team of John Gilson, Aaron Elliott, Bennett Barnwell, Richard Stephenson and Sara Schubert! Learn more about the meaning of the name and how the building will support native and indigenous students on campus in the video link below.

The Results of the Walsh Employee Community Giving Campaign!

During this holiday season, we are grateful for so many people and organizations we are lucky to work with who are truly Building Community. The results of our Walsh Employee Community Giving Campaign this year are a testament to our good people throughout the organization. Over 94% of our WALSH employees participated and 100% of our RDF crews contributed to this valuable campaign for a grand total of $288,418 including the WALSH match! The WALSH Employee Community Giving Campaign—a tradition since 1983—makes a significant annual impact to Oregon and Washington non-profits in addition to generous giving year-round. To support our employees’ passion for giving, WALSH matches employee donations of time and money to nonprofit organizations. There were 19 recipients of the Walsh Campaign this year who will continue to do good works in our community. Thank you to our dedicated employees for an extremely successful season of giving! Thank you to Cristina Rivera and Shelly Stephenson for successfully managing the campaign process!

Sunset Court for Renton Housing Authority

An impressive view of Sunset Court in Renton, WA! Our crew is moving the project through framing, WRB and soon will be placing siding on four residential buildings for Renton Housing Authority with architect Schemata Workshop. The 50 townhomes and apartments will bring affordable new homes to the Renton community, centered around a green space that is perfect for families. Great work by our WALSH team of Greg Gagnon, Dwain Mountford, Fred Berschauer, Cindie Banta, Matt Offe and Nelson Moon. Thanks to Tag Chin for the cool photo!

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Ground-Breaking of 30Bellevue will Provide 63 Affordable Homes for Families

Construction of 30Bellevue is about to begin! We had a great time at the ceremonial groundbreaking on Dec 12 and are eager to start work on this exciting community project with Imagine Housing, Red Vines 1, and SMR Architects. 30Bellevue will have 63 affordable homes for families and individuals, with a central location in North Bellevue close to schools, transportation and services. Our wonderful WALSH team is headed up by Tracy Ann Michel, Joe Patton, Jens Perrin and Savanna Anderson.

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Meriwether Place in Vancouver will Provide Homes for People Coming Out of Homelessness

Our crew is moving right along at the Meriwether Place project in Vancouver, WA for Columbia Non-Profit Housing with architect Environmental Works! Meriwether Place will primarily house people coming out of homelessness, specifically those receiving mental health services. The first floor will have office space for Lifeline Connections and Community Services Northwest, which provide mental health and substance abuse treatment. Thanks to a great WALSH team of Chuck Moore, Beverly Culp, Brandon Fassiotto, Sheri Vachter and Lyle Rinearson who are truly building community!

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Please join us in supporting Serendipity Center for our Holiday Giving Campaign!

Please join us in supporting Serendipity Center for our Holiday Giving Campaign! Serendipity Center is a therapeutic school dedicated to serving at-risk students whose complex needs prevent success in other settings. The 2017-2018 Serendipity student body includes 101 students from 23 different school districts and this organization goes above and beyond to believe in the potential of each and every one of them!

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Getting ready for the Providence O’Christmas Trees event tonight!

Getting ready for the Providence O’Christmas Trees event tonight! The WALSH team decorated the tree last Sunday and it was put on display at the Silver Bells Luncheon on Tuesday! The event tonight helps raise money for the ministries of Providence Senior and Community Services—these ministries serve seniors in need of housing, hospice, and healthcare every day. Thanks to everyone involved!

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Transformation of the Historic Ainsworth & Dunn building in Seattle begins!

Work has begun with Weinstein AU Architects and Urban Designers on the historic Ainsworth & Dunn building for Meriwether Partners! Recently designated an historic landmark, the former Ainsworth Dunn Warehouse was built in 1902 to house a cannery operation serving Seattle’s Pier 70 and the waterfront district during the early 1900s. Stay tuned for more exciting photos from our WALSH Team of Craig Gamble, Mark Olson, Drew Mixter, Dennis Maples, Susan Hori, Nick Silbaugh, Alexa Zastko, Savanna Anderson and Brian Lenz as the work progresses. Rendering courtesy of Weinstein AU Architects and Urban Designers

The Asian Health & Service Center in the Lents neighborhood of Portland!

Work is moving forward beautifully at the Asian Health & Service Center in the Lents neighborhood of Portland. The 28,000 SF building consists of three stories of structural steel and will contain physical and mental health care space, offices, and community and event space. The ground floor will house a commercial space to be occupied by Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic! Its second floor will contain office space and conference rooms which will be made available for community use and the top floor will feature a 6,000-SF multipurpose hall for community events as well as consulting rooms, a resource library, a commercial kitchen and an outdoor terrace with a movable storefront for all-season use.

General Contractor is O’Neill/WALSH Community Builders, LLC (OWCB). OWCB, created in August 2011, is a formal partnership between O’Neill Construction Group, a registered MWESB firm, and Walsh Construction Co. Thanks to the WALSH Team of Matt Godt, Andy Morris and Sara Schubert! Thank you to our project partners Holst, Abht Structual Engineers, MFIA Inc. Consulting Engineers, KPFF Portland

Excellent article by Daily Journal of Commerce!