Nearing completion is the Cedar Creek Plaza in Sherwood, OR. Deacon Develop sent us some aerial photos of the site.
Newport Goodwill is now open for business in Newport, Oregon. We worked with Baysinger Partners Architecture on the project and LGC Pence. Below are the construction phase photos by Emily Toner.
The 2018 International Building Code (IBC) has adopted the new ASCE 7-16 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (Standard) and it is not just the title that is new. The 2018 IBC and the Standard should be widely adopted by 2019. Below are some of the highlights of the new wind provisions from the ASCE 7-16 Standard:
Current construction project in Salem, OR. with Lenity Architecture. Information regarding the project can be found on Lenity's website (Livingstone Academy).
Lewis & Van Vleet, Inc. worked with Clark/Kjos Architects, LLC as the structural consultant. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was on May 16th. From the news article from KTVZ News,
"St. Charles Family Care in La Pine will serve the community of La Pine and nearby underserved communities, including Sunriver, Gilchrist, Crescent, Chiloquin, Chemult, Christmas Valley, Silver Lake and Fort Rock.
Along with expanding services, the clinic will provide a medical home for the region that coordinates care throughout St. Charles Health System with the central point of access — primary care physicians — close to home.
“We’re so excited to celebrate the grand opening of our new clinic,” said John Weinsheim, president of St. Charles Medical Group. “This clinic, which will provide primary care, Immediate Care, radiology, lab, occupational and specialty services, will be a medical home to south county residents.”"
Completed. The Powell Apartments on SE 37th and Powell in Portland, Oregon. A three story multi-family complex of all wood construction. One of the unique features was trying to install the wood press plate trusses over power lines. We worked on the project with WDC and Studio 3 Architecture.
Latest blog regarding bleacher safety.
Our current commercial project under construction, Cedar Creek Plaza, is six new retail shops in Sherwood, Oregon along Hwy 99. It is the development/construction project of Deacon Development, LLC. From their website:
"Cedar Creek Plaza is approximately 46,000 sf of retail and medical use with an additional 76,000 sf of future development potential, envisioned to be a hotel. It is located in Sherwood, one of the fastest growing cities in Oregon and in the world-renowned wine country of the Willamette Valley. This location has high visibility, is accessible from the highway and offers exposure to high incomes."
The architect for the project is Novak Architecture.
Current project under construction in the Salem area, Claxter Apartments. Architect for the project is Studio 3 Architecture and the GC is MC Northwest.
The St. Charles Family Care will open soon in La Pine, Oregon. It is a project that we worked on with Clark/Kjos Architects. They have provided some of the construction pictures that we have previously posted. General contractor is/was Sunwest Builders.
One of our current projects that is under construction in La Pine. St Charles - La Pine Medical Center. The photos are courtesy of Clark Kjos Architects with whom we are working with and Sunwest Construction.
One of our most recent projects in Battle Ground, Washington, is now open for business. Worked with Tiland-Schmidt Architects, PC and Team Construction.
The Curry Medical Center was a project Lewis & Van Vleet, Inc. designed with for Clark/Kjos Architects. The completion date was February of 2011 and the General Contractor was Todd Construction. The project also took 3rd place for Public Buildings in the DJC 2012 Top Projects.
The project was a mix of IFC foundations, steel framing, concrete slab on metal deck and soft and heavy timber.
One of our past projects in the Wilsonville area. The new South Operating Center (Station 56) for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.
Nearing completion and soon to be ready to occupy is our project, Cathedral Flats apartments in the St. Johns area of Portland.
The local Happy Valley wrote up an article about a project that we are currently working on with AC+Co Architecture. The project consist of one mixed-use building, a retail building, and the Valley Growler. The first two are in various stages of construction and the Growler is currently on the drawing boards, generating constructions documents.
To learn on how to volunteer to help educate young engineers, check out the following site: Engineers Week.
Several of the projects listed in this article (Affordable Housing) are projects that Lewis & Van Vleet, Inc. have worked on, to develop the structural designs. These are currently under construction or will be shortly and are intended for low income use. Check back with us for updates.
Friday night, a group of family and friends got together to throw Gary a surprise 60th birthday party. Surprised he was! And being the good sport he is I snapped this picture of him enjoying the party. Happy Birthday from all of us at the office!
This is one of our projects, the Grand Hotel in Salem, OR next to the Salem Convention Center. Chris was the EOR for this project.
Below is a brief slideshow from my first year of volunteering with the Architects in School (AiS) program which is headed up by the Architectural Foundation of Oregon (AFO). The Sturctural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) sent out an email, suggesting that design professionals such as ourselves, volunteer our time to teach third through fifth grader students various archtiectural and structural principles. I now start my sixth year of volunteering with AiS and look forward to working with these young minds, hoping to inspire them to enter into the field of architecture or structural engineering. The program is a six week residency each fall, in one-hour segments in the classrooms with the teacher and students. Near the end of the six weeks the students get to display their projects, which is located in the lobbies of various archtiectural firms in downtown Portland. It has been a very rewarding time and worth the investment to the students. Consider lending your time next year, you will not regret it.
Myhre Group Architects, Inc. has been nominated for the CCRC category for the 2016 Senior Housing News Design and Architecture Awards. Check out the site for information and pictures from the project.
Rose Villa (click for link)
Mike Daily, main contributing editor of this blog, as well as other key staff members.