King County Housing Authority broke ground Friday on the $18 million Vantage Point apartment complex in Renton’s North Benson neighborhood.
Pacific University, with the assistance of longtime food service provider Aramark, will refresh the Washburne University Center and expand offerings in time for the 2014 fall semester. Design and construction of the project is a partnership between Portland-based firms Opsis Architecture, inici Group, Inc. and Walsh Construction Co.
Lifeworks NW, which provides treatment for mental health issues and addiction, will open The Center for Hope and Recovery at 3650 N.E. Mallory Ave. The center includes Lifeworks NW’s 36-bed project network and the 32-unit Home Forward Beech Street Apartments.
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.
Seattle Business magazine honored its 100 Best Companies to Work For at an awards dinner on June 17, 2014, at The Westin Seattle. The winners, hailing from 18 cities across the state of Washington, were chosen based on extensive surveys completed by nearly 10,000 employees. Each of the 100 Best Companies to Work For was recognized at the event and awards were presented to 14 finalists in five categories. WALSH was honored to have been named #2 in the Companies Headquartered Outside Washington state category.
The Puget Sound Regional Council has honored 12th Avenue Arts, as well as five other projects and programs from around the region, with the VISION 2040 Awards.
The VISION 2040 Awards showcase the amazing work that is being done to implement VISION 2040, the region’s long-range growth, economic development and transportation strategy, the region’s vision for the future.
On May 8th, 2014, Bob Walsh, Managing Partner of Walsh Construction Co. and Thidwick Partners was named as the 2014 recipient of the Bridge Meadows Bridge Builder Award endowed by Boly:Welch.
REACH Community Development continues its affordable home-building program with the launch of its Orchards at Orenco project this month at Hillsboro’s Orenco Station.
REACH, a nonprofit with nearly 1,900 units of affordable housing, is beginning construction of the 57-unit first phase of Orchards at Orenco, a three-building complex that will eventually provide about 150 units affordable housing.]