Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company and Hennebery Eddy Architects Selected for City of Bend Juniper Ridge Public Works Campus

By Hennebery Eddy

High desert site with coniferous trees, blue sky, and rocky terrain. A small group of adults examine the area for building conditions.
Members of the Juniper Ridge Public Works Campus design and construction team visit the site of the future municipal infrastructure headquarters on the north side of Bend, Ore. The design-build project will preserve the natural landscape through the protection of existing topography, trees and rock outcroppings where feasible, and feature sustainable and feature energy efficient design and construction.

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company and Hennebery Eddy Architects were selected by the City of Bend to design and construct its new Juniper Ridge Public Works Campus that will bring together the City’s engineering and infrastructure planning, fleet, transportation and mobility, and utilities functions, currently in three separate locations. The 26.5-acre site will include administrative and employee support spaces, fleet maintenance, shop and warehouse facilities, vehicle wash and storage spaces, and other specialized areas, and will improve efficiencies among municipal functions.

The City selected the team for a progressive design-build project delivery partnership, which allows all parties to collaborate from the beginning of the effort. The streamlined design decision-making and communication between owner, designer, and contractor results in faster project completion and leverages everyone’s expertise from early design through occupancy.  Kirby Nagelhout and Hennebery Eddy, both with offices in Bend, have experience together in design-build project delivery, and are well-versed in sustainable, energy efficient, and net-positive design in Central Oregon’s unique, high-desert climate. They have partnered on other projects in Oregon.

“We are inspired by the City of Bend’s commitment to creating an equitable, inclusive workplace and doing so in an environmentally responsible manner that respects the physical site and surroundings of the campus,” said Hennebery Eddy associate principal Camilla Cok, AIA, who is leading the design work. “Central Oregon is a special place and connecting people to nature through the workplace is a unique opportunity.”

“The City of Bend has set a high bar for their Juniper Ridge Campus.  As a leading design-build contractor, Kirby Nagelhout Construction is extremely proud to be part of the City’s vision to deliver the best value program for its employees, the local construction community, and the community,” said Mike Custer, KNCC senior project manager and lead project manager for the Juniper Ridge project.

Kirby Nagelhout and Hennebery Eddy are collocated for the Juniper Public Works Campus project. Design work began in early 2022; the City of Bend anticipates construction completion in late 2025.