OWCB Selected for Asian Health & Service Center

O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) is excited to be working on preconstruction with The Asian Health & Service Center  which is planning a new three-story, 30,000 SF office building at the northwest corner of Southeast 91st Avenue and Southeast Foster Road.

The new building will allow the agency to offer more classes and meet community medical needs and a third-floor, 6,000 SF community room with a large kitchen will be available to community members.

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12th Avenue Arts Named Winner of the 2015 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence

12th Avenue Arts in Seattle, Washington was one of ten real estate developments selected as a winner of the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence, one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s winners—five in North America, three in Europe, and two in Asia—were honored at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco October 6th. …Read More

Passive House, Orchards at Orenco in Politico Magazine

Orchards at Orenco is a highly efficient, transit-oriented workforce housing project in the Orenco Station neighborhood of Hillsboro for owner/developer REACH CDC. The 57-unit project, designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects, is the first phase of the Orchards at Orenco development, which over the course of three phases will total approximately 150 units.

Orchards was awarded Best Affordable Passive Building and also awarded Best Overall Passive Building Project by PHIUS, announced September 10 in Chicago at the 10th Annual North American Passive House Conference.

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Hayashi Rowhomes Creates a Meaningful Relationship with the Outdoors

WALSH is enjoying the teamwork on our third successful project with Project^ and Daniel Childs, project architect with THA Architecture, Inc., on Hayashi Rowhomes currently under construction in North Portland.  Japanese for “woods”, Hayashi’s unique approach is “a meaningful relationship with the outdoors, superb craftsmanship, and thoughtful consideration of a home’s impact on the environment.” Slated for Earth Advantage Platinum certification, each home is being built with the highest environmental standards including low VOC paints, formaldehyde-free cabinetry, tankless water heaters and 95.5% energy efficient gas furnaces in each home.


Link to the article in the DJC.

Marvel 29 in North Portland’s St. Johns Neighborhood Receives LEED Platinum

Built on re-developed land previously occupied by an old gas station and a vacated restaurant, Marvel 29 has received the top Platinum level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S Green Building Council. This is the highest award and Marvel 29 is the first ever project in the US to receive this award executed under a HUD 221(d) (4) loan program. In addition it is the only residential building in St Johns to receive any LEED certification.

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WALSH and Mercy Housing Northwest at the Othello Park Festival in Seattle

WALSH had a great time co-hosting a booth with Mercy Housing Northwest at the Othello Park Festival in Seattle, Washington on Sunday August 16th! The 23rd annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade included nearly 60 local groups representing more than a dozen cultures that call Southeast Seattle home. The annual Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival, hosted by the Othello Park Alliance, featured authentic music, dance and food from East Africa, the South Pacific Islands, the Filipinas, Latin America and more. The Othello Park Alliance works to assure that Othello Park is retained, enhanced, and integrated into a vibrant, multi-cultural, pedestrian-friendly Othello Town Center and residential community.

Link to images from our photo booth!