Camp Howard Dining Hall

Spectacular views of Mount Hood and Bull Run Reservoir are promised at the new 7,580-square-foot lodge and dining hall planned…

Spectacular views of Mount Hood and Bull Run Reservoir are promised at the new 7,580-square-foot lodge and dining hall planned for Camp Howard, where the Catholic Youth Organization provides weeklong summer camps.

The new building will offer a kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining, expanded food storage, restrooms, staff break room and enhanced meeting space at the 245-acre camp. It’s expected to accommodate 540 campers – more than twice as many as can be served in the existing hall.

Grace Baptist Church

A modern, new look is on the horizon for Grace Baptist Church. The addition of an aluminum storefront, new Fellowship…

A modern, new look is on the horizon for Grace Baptist Church. The addition of an aluminum storefront, new Fellowship Hall and expanded foyer at the entrance will give the 26,500-square-foot building a new appearance.

The installation of an elevator and new main staircase will provide better access to the building’s second floor. The 4,000-square-foot addition has tilt-up concrete walls and a steel roof structure with standing seam roofing. The church’s HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems are being replaced, and a new fire sprinkler system will be installed to protect the entire building.

With an eye on future expansion, the church is also getting new classroom space, parking lot and site infrastructure.

Lacamas Lake Elementary School

Creeks, meadows, wooded areas and wetlands surround Lacamas Lake Elementary School, now under construction on a 40-acre site with views…

Creeks, meadows, wooded areas and wetlands surround Lacamas Lake Elementary School, now under construction on a 40-acre site with views of Mount Hood.

The 73,000-square-foot, two-story, steel-framed structure will accommodate residential growth in the area as it serves 600 students in kindergarten through fifth grades. The core of the school includes a gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen, library, commons and music room.  Classroom wings branch off on each side of the core. A lobby and various administrative offices welcome visitors at the main entrance.

Nature plays a large role in the school’s design, connecting the indoor space with many provisions for outside classroom activities. The school will feature Douglas fir window frames, maple casework and nooks for children to sit in and read.  Boulders and trees repurposed from the site will be part of the playground, along with a slide built into the landscape.

The new school will replace Lacamas Heights Elementary School, which was built more than 50 years ago. It will open in the fall of 2018.

George Fox Student Activity Center

A more extensive space in which George Fox University students can interact through athletic, leadership and club activities is under…

A more extensive space in which George Fox University students can interact through athletic, leadership and club activities is under construction.

The 52,000-square-foot Student Activity Center will consist of two stories of wood and tilt-up concrete construction. The center will include three basketball/volleyball courts, an indoor running track, rock climbing wall, two movement studios, student lounge and a fitness center overlooking Hess Creek Canyon. About 5,400 square feet is reserved for office space for student government and clubs.

The center, expected to open in the fall of 2018, is on the east side of campus.

The Springs at Lake Oswego

Already named a 2017 Golden Nugget Award Winner for Best Senior Housing Community on the Boards, The Springs at Lake…

Already named a 2017 Golden Nugget Award Winner for Best Senior Housing Community on the Boards, The Springs at Lake Oswego is the latest collaboration between The Springs Living, Myhre Group Architects and Todd Construction.

Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care will be offered in the 373,000-square-foot, five-story brick veneer and stone building. Interior courtyards on the second floor add to the outdoor living space and the rooftop will feature myriad amenities, including a plaza, wine bar, putting green, seating area, sound system and amazing views of the surrounding Willamette Valley. Another section will be devoted to a roof garden designed to contribute to the building’s energy efficiency.

A fitness center, pool, theater, pub, salon, day spa, wellness center and formal dining room are among the other upscale aspects. The 216 units at The Springs will have one-, two- and three-bedroom options.

The first two floors of the building are post-tensioned concrete and the three upper floors are wood-framed. The community also includes one level of underground parking.

A tower crane was erected at the site in October. Construction is expected to take about two years, with completion set for 2019.

Clark Memorial Library

The project goal was to transform an outdated facility to one that accommodated the predominant use of digital media, fostered…

The project goal was to transform an outdated facility to one that accommodated the predominant use of digital media, fostered individual and group study in a variety of settings, added classroom space, reorganized the storage of the physical collection and introduced controlled natural lighting.

The existing three story Clark library was built in two phases: a steel framed structure dating from 1957 and a concrete framed addition built twenty years later. By 2010, not only was the organization of the existing building ill-suited to the desired use, the building required a substantial upgrade of its infrastructure. In the renovation project only a new exterior stair was added; the remainder of the building was completely gutted and remodeled. A roof replacement, new electrical service, new energy efficient chilled beam HVAC systems were introduced, the structural system of the building was substantially upgraded and new fire alarm and sprinkler systems were added.

Excelsior High School

A two-story glass curtain wall topped with a wood-accented awning creates a striking exterior for the Excelsior Programs at Washougal…

A two-story glass curtain wall topped with a wood-accented awning creates a striking exterior for the Excelsior Programs at Washougal High School. Sitting atop a hill, the new 11,300-square-foot building provides additional learning and meeting space for the district.

Light and heat streaming in the south-facing curtain wall and other large windows are detected by sensors that automatically adjust the lighting and temperature in the building. The building’s largest room is a commons area with exposed laminated wooden beams and tongue-and-groove wooden decking lining the tall ceiling.

Off the commons is a café island. A glass barn door opens into the instructional kitchen outfitted with commercial appliances.

The building, designed for 90 students in nontraditional learning programs, also includes a large science classroom, two general classrooms, small meeting spaces, and a covered outdoor classroom space with a greenhouse.  A mezzanine houses the HVAC system.

The close proximity of the building project next to Washougal High School afforded a learning opportunity for students. Todd Construction hosted art, woodworking and design classes to at the site to them about the construction process.

The new building with its technological advances, is a huge improvement over the aging doublewide trailers that housed the district’s programs for non-traditional learners for the previous 15 years.

Severe winter weather temporarily slowed progress on the building but crews hustled to make up for lost time and brought the building to its completion on schedule.

To meet the district’s budget, some components of the building were simplified while still meeting the school district’s expectations.

Jemtegaard Middle School & Columbia River Gorge Elementary

A hillside overlooking the Columbia River Gorge provides the setting for two new schools in the Washougal School District. The…

A hillside overlooking the Columbia River Gorge provides the setting for two new schools in the Washougal School District. The 122,000-square-foot building has a two-story wing for Jemtegaard Middle School and another for Columbia River Gorge Elementary School. In the schools’ shared core are a cafeteria, kitchen, interior courtyard, two gymnasiums and commons areas.

Extensive daylighting; energy-efficient heating, cooling and lighting systems; and secured entries are incorporated into the sustainably built schools. Structural steel and wood framing were utilized as well as concrete masonry block. Neutral colors, brick and stone adorn the low-profile building so it blends in with its natural surroundings and meets the restrictions of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

A track, sports fields and playground provide for outdoor activities and use by the community.

The Springs at Greer Gardens

The Springs at Greer Gardens is a 214,00 square foot retirement community consisting of Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory…

The Springs at Greer Gardens is a 214,00 square foot retirement community consisting of Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care facilities. In addition, four cottages house 12 Independent Living units. The project is located on a 13 acre site that was formerly the Greer Gardens Nursery.

Location:Eugene, OR

Owner:The Springs Living

Architect:Myhre Group

Ever Fresh Fruit Company

The attractive new office and upscale demonstration kitchen at Ever Fresh allows the company to make a much better impression…

The attractive new office and upscale demonstration kitchen at Ever Fresh allows the company to make a much better impression on its clients. Those who work at the fruit and flavor processing company are pretty ecstatic about it too.

At just under 10,000 square feet, the wood-framed office features high ceilings and handsome exposed glu-lam beams. The wood emphasis extends to the covered front entryway.

The office is connected to a 20,000-square-foot insulated, tilt-up concrete warehouse with four receiving docks, motion-sensor lights and 24-foot clear height.

Other features of the office and warehouse expansion project include a product development area, laboratory, conference room and break room with a concrete patio. Controlled access was installed in some proprietary areas, and separate storage areas were built for flammable materials and flavors

A high percentage of the materials were locally sourced and Todd Construction crews self-performed the tilt-up concrete work and the wood-framing in the office.