Progress is continuing smoothly on this project, which includes improvements to the existing Ethiopian Community Center along with the new 90-unit, 5-story affordable senior housing facility next door. Once complete at the end of this year, it will be a place for the Ethiopian community to flourish, elders to age in place, and aid a successful transition for newly arrived refugees and immigrants.
Congratulations are in order for our very own vice president, Dan Snow – Housing Oregon‘s recipient of the 2022 Star Player award!
This award recognizes the outstanding contributions someone has made over the past year, and we couldn’t agree more. Dan has been a staple at WALSH for the past 32 years, overseeing all affordable housing projects in our Oregon region. He knows these projects in and out and has a special heart for nurturing the projects – and our client partners – throughout the process.
Congratulations on the honor, Dan!
This construction effort was led by Project Engineer Liz Stewart who is an 11-year veteran of WALSH as well as a Veteran of our US military. Thankfully, Liz found her way to WALSH through the Laborer’s Union and hit the ground running. Coming up through the field, she has learned from many WALSH mentors including Ryan Matthews, Steffen Schulz and Kyle Heckaman. Liz has taken on many unique and exciting challenges and is excited for what’s ahead!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.