Grand opening for 12th Ave Arts

Capitol Hill Housing will hold a grand opening event at 4 p.m. Nov. 20 for 12th Avenue Arts, a new 88-unit affordable housing project at 1620 12th Ave.

Local restaurants will provide refreshments, and there will be performances from two theater companies that have theaters on the ground floor of the complex.

SMR Architects designed 12th Avenue Arts, and Walsh Construction Co. is the general contractor.

Other team members are: Coughlin Porter Lundeen, civil and structural engineer; The Greenbusch Group, plumbing, mechanical and acoustical engineer; Glumac, electrical engineer; Place+Land, landscape architect; JRS Engineering, building envelope; and PLA designs, which did theater design.


Orchards at Orenco Passive House Multifamily

WALSH is building 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.

The $14.5 million project is being built to Passive House standards with the goal of reducing tenants’ monthly energy bills. Green Hammer is serving as a consultant on the building, which will be the largest multifamily Passive House project in the country when completed. Work on the 12-month project is slated to wrap in June 2015.


WALSH Signs Climate Declaration calling for national climate policies in the US.

At WALSH, we continue to do our part to build GREEN, and are constantly striving for ways to limit our impact on the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The delivery of high performance, green buildings has become central to what we do. As a general contractor, we proactively address the challenges of limited resources and rising energy costs by dedicating our operations to ensure our buildings are healthy, durable and highly energy-efficient, understanding that a building which uses less energy will reduce environmental impacts and operating costs.

The Climate Declaration is a call to action from leading American businesses and individuals urging policymakers and business leaders to seize the economic opportunity in tackling climate change. It is more important than ever for the business voice to be heard.

link for more information or to sign.  link for ways you can take action.


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!!!