First Student Housing Project for Bellevue College

It is a beautiful site at the New Student Housing project under construction for Bellevue College with NAC Architecture! This couldn’t come at a better time for Bellevue College, which is embarking on its transition from a primarily commuter campus to a flourishing, multicultural residential college. The result will be an inclusive student community scheduled to open mid-2018. Thanks to our WALSH team of John Gilson, Mariah David, Blake Flury, Tyler Katzen, Fikreab Mulugeta, Karen Moon and Brian Lenz!

Time-lapse Video of Innovative CLT Modular Classrooms in Mt. Vernon

The K-3 Modular Classrooms in Mt. Vernon are going up like lightning! We’re excited to be working with Washington State Department of Enterprise Services and Mahlum on this fast-paced and innovative project built with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). Link to the video! RDF is self-performing framing, exterior cladding, window/wrb, rough/finish carpentry, concrete, and earthwork! Thanks to all our good people at RDF and thanks to the WALSH Team of John Gilson, Nathan Connaway, Wendy Kato and James Conway!

100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

WALSH was excited to attend the Oregon Business 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon celebration last night and grateful to have placed #9 in the Large Companies category! More than 9,000 employees participated in this year’s 100 Best survey, which analyzes Oregon companies’ best practices toward creating great places to work. Congratulations to all the organizations in attendance for continuing the tradition of excellent workplaces and THANK YOU to our amazing WALSH team for all your hard work and continuing five+ decades of commitment to extraordinary service. Our people make us great.

Range Apartments in Bend, Oregon for Project ^ with Lever Architecture

Good morning from Range at NorthWest Crossing NWX Bend, Oregon for project with LEVER Architecture! Beautiful site with beautiful views. Thanks to the WALSH team of Dan Snow, Jay Nees, Roger Snow, Mitchell Nicholson and Caitlin Kelley for running excellent work in some challenging weather and conditions.

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Energy Trust of Oregon Highlights Westmoreland Senior Housing Retrofit

Thanks to Energy Trust of Oregon for highlighting Westmoreland Union Manor Senior Housing’s Rehabilitation and Energy Retrofit in its Allies for Efficiency course, eligible for AIA credit! It was an excellent turnout and conversation with presenters Brian Sweeney of Housing Development Center, Bill Lanning of M W A Architects, Andrew Lasse of Interface Engineering and our own Howie Petker!

This course covered how the owner, developer, MWA Architects, Interface Engineering and WALSH have worked together to accomplish this major ongoing renovation while minimizing disruptions for tenants. It also included a summary of the expected energy savings and the project’s incremental and associated financing costs. The presentation was followed by a building tour looking behind the scenes into the construction process.

Partnering with Transitions Projects Since 2009

Thank you to the WALSH team for hosting another successful dinner at Bud Clark Commons for Transition Projects, Inc. WALSH has hosted quarterly dinners at TPI since 2009 and we’ve learned a lot over the years! The home-made “Breakfast for Dinner” idea was such a hit that we even received a lovely thank you from a TPI participant through our website. “Thank you all for a fantastic dinner. Feb 1. 2017. “Breakfast for Dinner” at Transition Projects was delicious. Your crew did a wonderful job. The omelet was world class. THANKS AGAIN !!!” Thanks to TPI for the work they do for our greater community and the participants for a fun evening.

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Grant Park Village Phase 2 Is Full Steam Ahead

Excellent work progressing on the Grant Park Village Phase 2 project in NE Portland with LRS Architects for Capstone Partners! Phase 2 will be a U-shaped building and five stories tall. An underground parking garage will serve the 167 apartment units of Phase 2, which is set to be completed in the first Quarter of 2018. The village features an outdoor community with a gas fire pit and lounge, a bike repair shop and a pet spa with a grooming station. It sits at an intersection that handles 30,000 cars per day and houses New Seasons Market on-site, providing residents with access to fresh, local produce.
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Grand Opening on February 6 of Affordable Housing, Ronald Commons

Congratulations to Compass Housing Alliance, Ronald United Methodist Church, Hope Link and SMR Architects on the near-completion of Ronald Commons, a new affordable housing development and service center that will offer housing for homeless and low-income residents, as well as support programs that include a food bank, family services and financial education and assistance for its residents and the Shoreline community.

It has been an honor working with this exceptional team on this significant, community-building project. We are excited to celebrate at the Open House!