Congratulations to the project team of Gardner House and Allen Family Center for the National Association of Home Builders Best Supportive Services at an Affordable Apartment Community award! The project is an innovative public-private partnership between the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, city of Seattle and Mercy Housing Northwest to create exceptional services and housing for low-income families and families experiencing homelessness. On the ground floor, the Allen Family Center integrates education, employment resources, childcare and social services through several in-house service providers: Mercy Housing Northwest, ReWA, Child Care Resources and Mary’s Place. The residential portion of the project, Gardner House, includes 95 one-, two- and three-bedroom units of permanently affordable and supportive housing. The transit-oriented development is one block from a light-rail station and is between two major arterials, ensuring residents are easily connected, and don’t feel they need to make a large investment into a vehicle.
Exceptional work on The Mary Ann for REACH CDC, with Scott | Edwards Architecture and Klosh Group, Inc., creating 54 new affordable apartment homes in beautiful Old Town Beaverton! It is one of the first new communities made possible through the voter-approved Metro Regional Affordable Housing Bond making housing more affordable and accessible to all. The Mary Ann will help meet the needs of local families and features 39 parking spaces, a secure bike room, laundry facilities, and a community room open to a large courtyard.
WALSH is proud to support Compass Housing Alliance’s 100-year anniversary happening this spring and culminating in a celebration on May 16th. It is also gratifying to read about the positive impact to Compass clients that resulted from the recent renovations to their shelter spaces in Seattle to help prevent COVID transmission.
Congratulations to our flexible, capable team who hopped in to action very quickly on this project which included 4 different shelter locations in total: Mike Bang (Sr PM), Angella Hould (PM), John Lennox (PM), Dwain Mountford (SUPT), BJ Graham (ASST SUPT), Spencer Dailey (PE) and Karen Moon (PA).
Please join us in congratulating Nick Leeding on his promotion to Superintendent! Nick has been with WALSH since 2013, working his way up through the field from Project Engineer to Assistant Superintendent and now Superintendent. He was an instrumental part of the team at our 11-story Couch 9 Luxury Apartments, the Pacific University Cascade Hall student housing project and one of our most complex projects – the 12-story, 240-unit Louisa Flowers affordable housing project – which was completed on time and on budget.
We are thrilled to announce that the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters has received Oregon’s first PLATINUM LEED v4 New Construction Certification! Some highlights of the deeply sustainable features of the building include: anticipated 66% energy cost savings, anticipated 59,392 gallons of water saved annually, 53 kW Solar Photovoltaic Array is anticipated to produce 61,321 kWh annually, comprehensive commissioning of the building envelope and building MEP systems AND 83% (855 tons) of the total construction waste from the project site was diverted from the landfill !
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- PAE Living Building with PAE, ZGF Architects, Edlen & Company, Structurlam, Carpentry Plus, Inc., KPFF Consulting Engineers
- Meyer Memorial Trust with Meyer Memorial Trust, LEVER Architecture, Ali O’Neill, Maurice Rahming
- Capitol Campus Childcare Center with Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Mahlum
Congratulations to Sandi Tovias for receiving the NAWIC Puget Sound Industry Professional of the Year award! In her almost 10 years at WALSH, Sandi has become one of the core leaders in our affordable housing work as well as a leader in our Project Management team. In her most recent project, she adeptly led Pioneer Aspen Terrace to a successful on-time, on-budget completion, shifting and pivoting to address numerous challenges posed by COVID-19.
In honor of Women in Construction Week, we want to take a moment to celebrate our amazing Women of WALSH and thank them for their dedicated efforts across our jobsites and in the office. This week we celebrate the many contributions of women in the construction industry and encourage women and girls to pursue an exciting and rewarding career in construction.
We would like to congratulate Erik Holte on his promotion to General Superintendent! Erik has been with WALSH since 1997, working his way up through the field to Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent. Erik possesses an incredible knack for schedule management and his depth in field experience will provide exceptional oversight for our projects.