2022 Archives

Senior Living: Building for the continuum of care

Advances in healthcare, and our lifespans, make it more important than ever to keep up with the wide range of needs of today’s senior community. With hundreds of senior living projects completed or in progress, constructing homes to provide comfort to our senior community member – no matter their needs – is close to our heart.

More gathering spaces, entertainment options, technology in every room, no problem! Indoor swimming pools, yoga studios, and worship spaces, not to mention taking advantage of the amazing views of dense urban areas – count us in. High-rise, affordable, mid-market, high-end, you name it – bottom line: we are in the business of delivering products that meet our client’s needs. When we build or renovate senior living facilities, we bring our knowledge and experience together to deliver top-quality facilities that reflect our company vision of “building communities and empowering people.”

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Passive House: A closer look at this sustainable certification and our experience with it

WALSH is more than a company of builders; we are a forward-thinking company dedicated to sustainability in construction.

This dedication has led us to becoming experts in the field with a project portfolio that includes the largest commercial Living Building in the United States, 123 total LEED certified buildings, 75 Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard (ESDS) certified affordable housing projects in Washington, 23 Earth Advantage certified affordable housing projects, and a number of others achieving standards such as Architecture 2030 Challenge, Salmon Safe, EPA Energy Star Challenge, and even one Zero Energy Ready project.

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School Supply Giveaway for REACH CDC

Our WALSH Vancouver office had a great night supporting long-time community partner REACH Community Development at their School Supply Giveaway Event as part of REACH’s Youth Programs. Our team helped give out 58 backpacks to families – a 45% increase from last year at this location! Many thanks to long-time WALSH employees Sheri Vachter, Jill Mathews and Renee Moore for their energy and enthusiasm.

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Ground-Breaking for USA Properties The Canopy!

It was a beautiful day to celebrate construction of The Canopy, 169-units of safe, stable and affordable housing for Oregon families close to public transportation, freeways, schools and shopping centers in East Portland! This community project is the successful culmination of years of dedicated work for project partners Northwest Housing Alternatives and USA Properties Fund, Inc. to successfully respond to the housing crisis impacting the most vulnerable communities in Oregon.

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The Work Begins on Mass Timber Modular Housing Units!

We are thrilled to be selected as the general contractor for the Mass Timber Modular Housing Project – Mass Casitas, for Hacienda CDC and the Port of Portland. Funded by the State of Oregon’s Legislature this is a fantastic opportunity to team up with Hacienda, Salazar Architect Inc., and the Port of Portland to advance housing innovation using mass timber to prototype, develop, and deploy their future Mass Timber Modular Housing Units.

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Congratulations to Vancouver Housing Authority and our WALSH team for Tenny Creek ALF !

What an honor to have Tenny Creek Assisted Living Facility receive FIRST PLACE for the Vancouver Business Journal TopProjects award as well as being the recipient of the 2022 Community Catalyst Award! Located in the Hazel Dell area of Clark County WA, Tenny Creek provides critical housing and support for individuals exiting homelessness with complex behavioral and physical health challenges. The building comprises 40 studio apartments and features a commercial kitchen and dining hall, hair salon, onsite nurse assistance, outdoor courtyard, secure bike parking, onsite laundry and 24/7 staffing along with activities and programming.

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Groundbreaking for Tigard Senior Housing with Northwest Housing Alternatives!

Congratulations to the entire Tigard Senior Housing project team for their recent official groundbreaking! Our continued partnership with Northwest Housing Alternatives has led to this important project, offering 57 one-bedroom apartments to Oregon seniors earning between 30% and 60% of the area median income (AMI). Eight apartments will be set aside for formerly homeless individuals, including five for formerly homeless veterans. Located next to the senior center and located near public transit and the library, this new development is due to be complete by August 2023.

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