Oak Park Family Dental – Dr. O’Leary
Dr. O’Leary desired a new contemporary dental office to house 12 operators, a large waiting area and comfortable staff accommodations. The 6,400 s.f. single story building takes advantage of natural daylight with north facing light, light wells and sun shades to control heat gain and glare. The butterfly roof components are pre-engineered trusses, and a crawl space is provided for ease of utility services to the operators.
- Client: Oak Park Dental Office
- Completion Date: December 2014
- Contractor: Rich Duncan Construction
Cascade Veterinary Referral Center
CVRC is a distinctively articulated design solution for a 9,600 s.f. small-animal veterinary hospital. Site design constraints included a shallow lot depth strung along a curving street frontage with grade changes along its length; with a local design review requirement expecting at least half the lot frontage to be occupied by building. The solution involved pin-wheeling the building around a central hub or drum containing the main treatment space, spinning radiology, animal wards, private offices and building services off in one direction in a two story wing, and three surgeries with their common prep area in another direction and finally the public reception space with associated exam and consultation rooms expand in another direction. The main waiting room is an expansive space with views directed away from the busy public street towards a rejuvenated wetland with a water course along the north edge of the site.
Clare Bridge is a memory care facility, designed for Brookdale Senior Living. Brookdale develops a variety of senior living facilities around the country. Their normal architecture construction team based in Wisconsin, needed an Oregon based architect to prepare construction documents and provide construction administration services. Clare Bridge provides 44 beds of reflect memory diseases care. The beds accommodate a variety of types in four quadrants. The quadrant in turn tap into a central community zone with access to exterior secure courtyards. Community yards include amenities such as a resident cafe, covered garden, a dining hall and a country kitchen. The community spaces are splashed with generous amounts of natural light from skylight groups.
- Client: Brookdale Senior Living
- Size: 44 Beds, 26,559 s.f.
Willamette Valley Hospice
A complete building remodel project of 20,368 s.f. provided the client with twice the programmed area previously occupied on Market Street. Hospice wanted to improve the neighborhood through building and property improvements. While the organization did not want to pursue LEED certification, it was interested in capturing the benefits that could be generated by implementing sustainable practices. The project included a new energy efficient mechanical system and lighting, new windows as well as weather protection canopies and a Memory Garden. Although the existing structure prevented the installation of higher ceilings, some of the south facing windows were fitted with perforated metal canopies to shade the glass and harvest daylight for interior spaces. To serve the growing staff and clientele, a new elevator was installed and the facility was equipped with expandable training spaces for public use.