WALSH is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Cardoza to Assistant Superintendent! With over 8 years of experience in construction, Nick was drawn to work with WALSH in 2014 because of the culture and the projects, which have a positive impact on the community and its people. With a BS in Construction Engineering and Management from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) Nick appreciates working collaboratively with his peers and trade partners to successfully build a project and to solve challenges. As Nick says, every day presents new challenges and there is never a dull moment in the industry! Nick has already experienced a wide variety of construction projects, from the occupied rehabilitation of the 14-story Hollywood East affordable housing project for seniors and those with disabilities to the 2018 Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association (OCAPA) Award-winning Couch 9, an 11-story concrete, high-end market-rate apartment community in Portland’s Pearl District. He is currently working on the Northwest Housing Alternatives Campus Redevelopment (one of our Partners Projects as OWCB with O’Neill Construction Group) with MWA Architects. The 50,100 SF project will include: 28 units of new, permanent, affordable housing, 60% expansion of the new Annie Ross House emergency family shelter and an Operations Center (being built with a Net Zero goal!) to guide services for over 2,800 people each year! The site will also include a resident community room, resident services and property management spaces, on-site parking, an outdoor terrace, playground, and community garden. The improved facilities will enable NHA to continue to provide crucial housing services for low-income families, veterans, seniors and people with special needs. Outside of working with his WALSH family, Nick loves spending time with his wife getting to know their five-month old baby daughter, hanging out with family and friends, spending time on the river in the summer, in the mountains in the winter and playing a little golf when he can squeeze it into his busy life! Please join us in congratulating Nick on his promotion and in wishing him continued success! #walshbuildscareers #teamwalshconstruction #walshcofamily #letsbuildingsomethinglasting #walshbuildsvalues #buildingvalue
Building Future Builders in Construction! WALSH, along with partners Scott | Edwards Architecture, REACH Community Development, Klosh Group and the Beaverton City Government, was excited to engage with CTE Construction Students at AHS Aloha High School about the exciting opportunities in the construction industry and to share an actual construction project throughout its stages of development and construction. REACH’s project concept is in the early stages of planning to include affordable family housing and is expected to begin construction no later than spring 2020. WALSH Senior Project Manager Jay Nees and the project team saw an opportunity to include the students in the entire process: design phase, cost estimating, engaging trades, and, finally, completing construction. There are MANY moving parts (and careers) involved in a construction project. WALSH and our project partners look forward to including the CTE students at each step along the way. #walshfuturebuilders #futurebuilders #constructioncareers #teamwalshconstruction #walshcofamily #walshbuildscareers #womeninconstruction
There’s a lot happening onsite as the crew pours 65yds of concrete with the “12th Man” pump set next to the crane. Like many of our sites, tight building footprint and proximity to neighboring property lines have required additional coordination and care as construction continues upwards. Next couple of weeks the team will be busy preparing for the slab on grade and shoring for the first PT-deck. This project is named for the Little Saigon neighborhood in the International District and will be six stories with a parking garage, providing 69 units of new affordable housing available to families and individuals. The ground floor will hold retail space and serve as the new headquarters for our long time client Low Income Housing Institute. We are so excited to be working with LIHI and Runberg Architecture on another wonderful community project! Our team includes Greg Linnell, Blake Flury, James Weaver, Tanner Romo, Kevin Commins, Wendy Kato and Sharon Libby. RDF excavation, WRB, and metals will be providing support along the way. Thank you Blake for sharing the great view! #walshbuildscommunity #walshaffordable #letsbuildsomethinglasting #buildingvalue #walshhousing
We want to thank Kaiser Permanente Northwest for organizing and supporting over 350 volunteers in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day to beautify Harold Oliver and Parklane Elementary schools in the Rosewood neighborhood, on the boundary of Portland and Gresham. It was a successful day of cleaning, painting, gardening and tending to these thriving elementary schools. Thank you to our own Matt Godt and John Wilson for their work and efforts in support! #mlk #mlkday #ihaveadream #martinlutherkingjr #drking #walshbuildscommunity #walshcofamily #communitybuilder #letsbuildsomethinglasting
Great article and images in the Daily Journal of Commerce of the work out at Central City Concern‘s innovative Blackburn Building! The two-story health care facility will serve 3,000 people each year with recovery and mental health services, as well as targeted primary care services. The building’s residential portion will offer: 80 transitional, single-room units for low-income individuals; 51 transitional, “respite care” units; 34 permanent studios and 10 “palliative care” units. Blackburn Building is the third of three buildings in the “Housing is Health” initiative, a pioneering commitment from local hospitals and health organizations to supportive, affordable housing.
Thanks to Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc. and to all of our dedicated craftspeople at RDF Builders and to the WALSH crew of Aaron Elliott, Matt Godt, Duane Stearns, Brian Ames, Steffen Schulz, Linda Woolery and our Quality Director Martin Houston for their diligent efforts!
Link to the article http://djcoregon.com/…/blackburn-center-construction-progr…/
Transformation of the historic Ainsworth & Dunn building in Seattle continues! Dropping by the project the week before the holidays, Wendy Kato took this photo just as the rain let up over downtown. We’ve also included some progress shots from a few months ago – enjoy the clear summer skies! The project for Meriwether Partners, designed by Weinstein AU Architects and Urban Designers, combines preservation of an industrial building and new construction along the waterfront.
Honored to be working with Portland YouthBuilders and Scott | Edwards Architecture on the renovations to PYB’s 10,000 SF school building in the Lents neighborhood! The renovation will be phased over the next four months to allow PYB’s education and vocational training programs to continue without interruption. Thanks to the WALSH team of Bob Forster, Ryan Wilde, Kyle Heckaman and John (BJ) Lowe for their work on this community building project!
We’re excited to announce ARRAS Apartments (Spring District Phase II) has achieved temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) on Bldgs. #2, #3, and the garage!
This phase of TCO turns over two buildings, totaling 261 units, and most of the courtyard and site to owner Security Properties. These two buildings also include most of the project amenities: like the Sky Lounge which has a kitchen, media room and outdoor, roof-top deck with breathtaking views of downtown Bellevue; the Hub Wifi Café offering a cozy get-away to have a cup of tea and get some work done on a rainy afternoon; the Fitness Center to get your cycle on; and the Bike Club where tenants will find all the tools for some bike maintenance and TLC. One of the buildings hosts a 2,700 SF retail space, as well. Below this all are 2 levels of parking with 246 parking stalls, retail parking, a dog-wash station, and a large bike storage room. We are tracking to turn-over the last building with the remaining 118 units in the next few weeks.
We are thrilled to be working together with an amazing group of partners and teams including Security Properties Residential, HAL Real Estate, Mithun, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Swenson Say Faget Structural Engineering, and JRS Engineering, to name just a few. Congratulations to all as we begin the new year with the successful completion of this landmark project!
Aerial by Sky-Pix Aerial Photography
Please join us in congratulating Jeremiah Phillips who has been promoted into the role of Assistant Project Manager. Jeremiah joined our team as a Project Engineer in June of 2014 after earning his Construction Management Degree from University of Washington. He transitioned into an Assistant Superintendent role in June of 2018, and is currently working on the Wesley Homes project. Please join us in congratulating Jeremiah on his efforts and continued success!
We are grateful to be builders and honored to work with so many talented, diligent and thoughtful men and women dedicated to creating healthy communities. As we look back upon last year, we want to thank our hard working people at WALSH and RDF for being deeply committed to building quality. To our clients, architects, consultants, trade partners, family and friends, we want to thank you for being wonderful partners. We wish you all a great 2019. HAPPY NEW YEAR!