Our ɁálɁal Together project, for Chief Seattle Club was host to an affordable housing press conference midday Tuesday! Speakers included Chief Seattle Club’s Executive Director Derrick Belgarde, MPA, Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, WA State Housing Finance Commission’s Executive Director Steve Walker, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers.
What an incredible project and team! The PAE Living Building team has not missed a beat despite the pandemic, wildfires, ice storms and the recent heat wave. This incredibly innovative International Living Future Institute Living Building project, which is taking sustainability and earthquake resilience to new heights, is set to meet completion and budget goals with a September opening. We would love to thank our WALSH management team of Ed Sloop, Kent Usher, Adam Klauba and Linda Woolery and the incredible onsite team who have worked diligently through it all led by superintendent Kyle Heckaman with Sam Sullivan, Steffen Schulz and so many more.
We are deeply grateful to be a part of the team for the Northwest Housing Alternatives Campus Redevelopment which will provide much needed affordable housing and services to families! The new and improved facilities will enable NHA to continue to provide crucial housing services for low-income families, veterans, seniors and people with special needs. The campus is one of our Partner Projects as O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) with O’Neill Construction Group) and designed by MWA Architects!
Green Building Advisor has included Orchards at Orenco, the largest Passivehaus Building in the U. S., on their website. Click here to view the article.
“In Portland’s western suburbs, a structure is on the rise that could change the face of affordable housing in America. Situated adjacent to the Orenco Station light rail transit stop in Hillsboro, Oregon, the Orchards at Orenco will provide 57 units of housing. The project sponsor, REACH Community Development, is aiming to achieve Passivhaus certification. When complete in the spring of 2015, Orchards at Orenco is slated to be the largest Passivhaus-certified building in North America.” …Read More
WALSH is thrilled to be working with REACH Community Development, Housing Development Center (construction manager) Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects (architect-of-record), William Wilson Architects (design architect) and Green Hammer (Passive House consultant) on the construction of the affordable housing project, Orchards at Orenco, which is the largest precertified Passive House building to date. Click on this link to read more on the Passive House concept and its benefit to the greater community.
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.]
WALSH is honored to discover we are among The 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon as determined by a survey of more than 18,000 employees from 440 companies and nonprofits on a range of sustainable practices. The spritit of accomplishment tempered with continuous improvement informs the 100 Best Green workplaces project, now in its sixth year. Collectively, 100 Best employees were most satisfied with their employers’ commitment to recycling, energy conservation and transportation options.
At the mixed-use Greenfire Campus in the heart of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, Walsh Construction Co. embraced an opportunity to push its green building practices to new heights. Already a stalwart of sustainable construction—Walsh has built more than 50 LEED-certified buildings throughout Washington and Oregon—the Walsh team embarked on a “paperless challenge” with other partners on the Greenfire project, including architects, engineers, leasing agents and property managers.