DJC Oregon reports

February 1st, 2016

 "The Wood Products Council has named several Portland-area firms 2016 Wood Design Award winners for their “innovative use of wood both as a structural and finish material.”

The Radiator Building won for best multistory wood design. The 36,000-square-foot office building was designed by PATH Architecture with assistance from Munzing Structural Engineering. The general contractor was Kaiser Group Inc. The building is one of three going up at the One North development on North Fremont Street between Williams and Vancouver avenues. The Kartini Clinic, a medical and mental health treatment facility, has already agreed to lease 16,000 square feet in the Radiator Building.

The Framework Building at 160 N.E. Sixth Ave. won for best commercial design. The five-story Central Eastside creative office building was designed by Works Partnership Architecture, with assistance from TM Rippey Consulting Engineers. Yorke & Curtis served as the general contractor.

Hennebery Eddy Architects’ plans for the Gresham Fire Station won for best institutional wood design. Nishkian Dean Structural Engineers and general contractor Bremik Construction also served on the project team. The 10,000-square-foot “Fire Station 76” features blackened wood paneling across two connected buildings – one a crew living space and the other a storage space for vehicles and apparatus.

Additionally, Hennebery Eddy won in the “wood in educational buildings” category for its design of the Our Lady of Montserrat Chapel in Seattle. Also recognized for that project were two Seattle firms – structural engineer Coughlin Porter Lundeen and general contractor Sellen Construction.

Portland architecture firm Hacker won in the “green building by design” category for its work on the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship building in Bend. The project’s structural engineer was Walker Structural Engineering and the general contractor was Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co."

By: Garrett Andrews in Architecture and Engineering February 1, 2016 11:13 am