Welcome gnome: 10-foot-tall PDXGnome lands in Beaverton

 

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Excerpt from The Oregonian for the Cedar Hills Apartments which was recently renovated by Hennebery Eddy Architects:

“The yet-to-be-named gnome was the finishing touch to a $6.5 million renovation to modernize the 43-year-old apartment complex.

The project architect suggested the giant gnome statue after being inspired by a long-time tenant of the complex, who collects gnomes, Ashworth said. The forested complex has a second more traditional gnome in its recreation center and a small one in its office.

‘It’s our mascot,’ Ashworth said. ‘It’s fun. Anything that puts a smile on someone’s face.'”

Read the full article on The Oregonian’s website.

Cascades Academy of Central Oregon

Since its completion in fall 2013, Cascades Academy of Central Oregon has been recognized with local and national design awards.  Watch this video to learn more about this preK-12 school located just outside of Bend, Oregon and how we worked with them to develop their new campus.

Resolving Design Dilemmas

The work of most architects is known only by the end result. Whether brick and mortar or steel and glass, designers don’t typically stand at the main entry explaining to passersby the concept, diagram, or the many painful decisions that were involved. However, most buildings have a story to tell, of last minute changes and dozens of tough decisions. For this post we decided to look at a recently completed project and highlight a few of these critical crossroads, the final decisions, and our take away lessons.

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Going South: SCUP-48

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Hennebery Eddy Architects has been an active member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) for several years.  SCUP was established in 1965 to allow higher education planners and design professionals to share ideas about enhancing the campus experience.  Through our participation in SCUP, we have helped shape current theories and practices of higher education design at the local, regional and international levels.  SCUP encourages the sharing of success stories and lessons learned, to promote the advancement of the college and university environment.

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