The Importance of Neighborhood Relationships on Marvel 29

Patrick Kessi made a name for himself in the Portland development scene with projects like the 937 condominium building and the Thurman Street Lofts, which were built by his previous firm, W&K Development.

Now, Kessi is founder and president of PHK Development, the company that’s behind the Marvel 29 project under construction in the St. Johns area. When it opens at the end of the year, the block-long building will feature 165 one- or two-bedroom apartments, as well as studio apartments, live-work spaces and ground-level retail space.

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Mt. Hood Community College Early Childhood Center

The Early Childhood Center replaces an existing facility at Mount Hood Community College. The college lacked funding for the project, but leveraged an existing relationship with Headstart and several private donors to finance the new childhood education center.

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Geared to grow organically

Ecotrust has taken a giant step forward with plans to create a mixed-use space where regional producers will be able to connect with Portland’s growing wealth of food-focused businesses and startups.

The nonprofit group on Wednesday completed its purchase of a 16,000-square-foot former machine stamping building and warehouse on Southeast Salmon Street in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District. Working with Portland-based Redside as the developer, Ecotrust plans to renovate the warehouse into The Redd, which will feature production, office and event space for small local enterprises.

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Walsh Seattle Office Has Moved!

We found a new home at 315 Fifth Avenue S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104 on the corner of Fifth and Jackson. Phone and fax numbers remain the same, you can continue to contact us at 206-547-4008 or by fax at 206-547-3804. We look forward to seeing you in our new location – stop by soon! And of course, we’re bringing our love for the blue and green with us – GO SEAHAWKS!!!

Pacific University’s new Cascade Hall

Emily Sproul had her heart set on Pacific University long before she set foot on campus.

After moving in Thursday, the freshman said the campus — especially her dorm room in brand-new Cascade Hall — didn’t disappoint.

“I showed up and it just blew me away how beautiful it is,” Sproul said. “All of the dorms were nice, but this is just amazing.”

The new 61,500 square-foot residence hall sleeps about 80 freshmen and 120 sophomores and is seeking LEED Gold certification as a green building.

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A Study of Alternative Construction Methods in the Pacific Northwest

Building a residential tower with cross laminated timber could be slightly cheaper than a comparable concrete structure, according to a recent study by three Pacific Northwest firms.

Mahlum Architects, Walsh Construction and Seattle-based structural engineering firm Coughlin Porter Lundeen teamed up for “A Study of Alternative Construction Methods in the Pacific Northwest.” The feasibility study, released in May, examines the cost competitiveness of cross laminated timber versus more traditional building materials for a 10-story residential building.

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