Hennebery Eddy Architects to Design New Bonneville Power Administration Fleet Services Building

Firm will draw upon its proven track record to deliver sustainable building design and safer industrial work site for agency’s new Ross Complex facility

Bonneville Power Administration employees at the utility’s Ross Complex are getting a safer, simpler and more efficient workplace. The power utility that services more than seven states and 300,000 square miles across the Pacific Northwest has selected Hennebery Eddy Architects to lead a major facilities upgrade at its Ross Complex in Vancouver, Wash. When complete, the site will include distinct zones for heavy equipment, personal vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, and a new 45,000-square-foot fleet services building with separate repair and administrative spaces.

Presently, equipment that is too large or complex to maintain at BPA’s regional heavy mobile equipment maintenance (HMEM) facilities must return to the Ross Complex for maintenance and repairs. While the existing fleet services building houses the appropriate repair tools, none of its nine service stalls include pull-through bays, and the ceiling height prevents indoor repair of some specialized fleet vehicles. This requires some service to be performed outdoors, causing delays and increasing risk of injury due to inclement weather.

The new building design will accommodate the disassembly and indoor repair of extending heavy equipment in 10 pass-through bays. The entire service area, oriented along a single east-west building axis, will reduce vehicle repositioning and organization time with pass-through bays, putting regional equipment back in the field more quickly. The building’s north-south circulation axis will house administrative and break spaces and serve as an access barrier to the service section of the facility. Upon completion of the new building, the existing 20,000-square-foot art deco-era fleet services facility will be repurposed by BPA.

BPA’s new fleet services building will be designed to perform efficiently to reduce ongoing operations and maintenance costs and conserve resources. The project is the agency’s first CM/GC effort. Hoffman Construction is serving as general contractor, with structural, civil, mechanical/electrical, and geotechnical engineering from Equilibrium Engineers, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Systems West Engineers and GRI and landscape architecture from Lango Hansen.

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Restoring Community, Livability and Equity: Albina Vision

Throughout Portland’s history, the area now known as the Rose Quarter has seen significant transformation. These drastic changes, while beneficial to specific uses and groups, have often carried significant consequences, including decades of displacement – the uprooting of thousands of residents and small business owners, many of them Black or other minorities. Today, the Rose Quarter serves as an efficient events district, absorbing and releasing large surges of visitors. However, during non-event days and times, the district is vacant — an uninhabitable island within the city.

When Hennebery Eddy was invited to help develop a physical and economic vision for the district, we recognized the opportunity to use design to reflect the needs, goals and aspirations of a community, convey possibilities for integrating the district into the city, and incorporate the relationships and connections to nearby sites, prompting community conversation and input.

Rendering of plaza concept for Albina Vision urban planning effort in Portland, Oregon. Couple walking along open space with building on horizon.

 

A group of engaged citizens and community leaders collaborated over six months, conducted five in depth work sessions to review the history of the district, its current configuration and status, the range of prior proposals and current studies under way, articulate values and develop a physical framework for the future. Supported by project leader Zari Santner and Hennebery Eddy Architects, and with economic analysis by Abe Farkas, the work sessions brought together people with a depth of knowledge about Portland, urban planning and development, finance, and community interest. These advocates of the city were given no specific development agendas, free to establish their own standard of a successful outcome.

The resulting Albina Vision is not prescriptive, but rather is a framework to foster the growth of a diverse, sustainable, urban district – on par with great neighborhoods of the world. It includes short, mid- and long-term goals, considerations and aspirations that address transportation infrastructure, the built environment, and what it means to foster a diverse, sustainable community.

For more site plans and conceptual renderings, visit the Albina Vision project page. Press coverage includes articles in The Skanner and DJC Oregon (login required).

Hennebery Eddy Architects Hires Three

New staff members deepen firm’s architectural, interior design and historic preservation expertise

Hennebery Eddy new staff members Meeghan Hart, Josette Katcha, and Rebecca Driscoll
L-R: Meeghan Hart, AIA; Josette Katcha; Rebecca Driscoll

Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc., welcomed three staff members to the firm this summer, expanding its architectural and project teams.

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Hennebery Eddy renews Sustainability at Work Gold certification

When you visit our studio, there are a few things you likely won’t find around our workspace or conference rooms – items such as plastic water bottles, paper plates, or disposable cutlery. The absence of these single-use items is intentional. As a business committed to sustainability, we strive to make the most environmentally aware choices when it comes to our design work, material selection, and our day-to-day operations.

Wood plaque showing Sustainability at Work Gold certification for Hennebery Eddy Architects

As we know from the EcoChallenge, the cumulative effect of many small choices is powerful and impactful, and for Hennebery Eddy, they’ve resulted in our Gold certification as a Sustainability at Work business, a designation awarded by the City of Portland. We first applied for the three-year certification in 2014 and successfully completed the re-certification process in October. The Sustainability at Work program awards points for 50 different criteria in the categories of Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, Employee Engagement, Transportation, Energy, Water, and Community Engagement, as well as additional “actions” organizations can self-report. Bronze, Silver, and Gold designations are made based on the total points accrued from all categories.

Beyond the criteria outlined by the City of Portland Sustainability at Work program, at Hennebery Eddy we embrace the following business practices that contribute to a healthier environment:

  • An organized “net positive committee” of employees facilitates and implements on-going sustainability efforts and education within the firm
  • 100% of our design staff are LEED accredited
  • Became a JUST™ organization through the International Living Future Institute
  • A net-positive design approach is one of our core areas of expertise
  • Participate in NWEI’s EcoChallenge; for the last four years, we have finished in the top 10 teams out of more than 600
  • Offer employees a secure, sheltered bike storage room with shower
  • Our vendor food policy prohibits “box lunches” and encourages family-style meals without the use of paper plates and other disposable serving items
  • Offer a robust in-office composting program in addition to recycling
  • Transitioning much of our technology hardware to energy-efficient models

We are proud to be a Gold Sustainability at Work company and hope that our certification will inspire other organizations to participate in the program.

 

Yellowstone National Park Youth Campus receives Architecture 2030 Award from AIA Portland

Hennebery Eddy is pleased to share that it has received an Architecture 2030 Award from AIA Portland for the design of Yellowstone National Park Youth Campus.

The project is pursuing both the Living Building Challenge Certification and Passive House Certification. These complementary certifications are based on actual performance and provide an organizational framework for tracking and ensuring the highest standard of design, detailing, construction, and operations. Upon completion, the project would be the first in a national park to achieve both certifications. The new Yellowstone Youth Campus is aspirational in seeking to set a new standard for design and sustainability within our national parks.

Yellowstone National Park Youth Campus daytime rendering of back of commons by Hennebery Eddy Architects
Rendering of the back of the commons building, one of 10 buildings on the campus of the Yellowstone National Park Youth Campus. Image copyright Hennebery Eddy Architects.

Beyond achieving the programmatic goals of growing youth programs, the campus will serve as both a teaching tool and a gateway to Yellowstone National Park for youth nationwide. The campus – comprising 10 buildings – will serve as the future home for multiple youth programs currently operating in Yellowstone. Inspired by the dramatic landscape and rich cultural history of the region, campus buildings reflect a contemporary expression of vernacular architecture of the West.

This award is one of a series of accolades Hennebery Eddy has received for its sustainable design work; it has received a AIA COTE Top Ten Award and three other 2030 Challenge design awards.

The 2017 AIA Portland Architecture Award is sponsored by BetterBricks.

Hennebery Eddy helps TriMet update Blue Line MAX facilities, starting with Gresham City Hall station

Hennebery Eddy is working with CH2M to upgrade facilities along the TriMet MAX Blue Line, Portland’s light rail line system that has been in operation for more than 30 years. Along with conducting studies to incorporate a new faregate system, we also developed a “menu” of improvement options for the platform components, including shelter roofs, platform buildings, art glass wind screens, stairways, railings, paving, signage, and lighting.

TriMet Blue MAX Line Gresham City Hall Station

photo courtesy of TriMet

The Gresham City Hall station was the first on the Blue Line to be completed and opened this summer. It includes a clear fare zone, improves safety and visibility, and reflects standardization in components, signs, amenities, and finishes that are also low-maintenance and durable. For a closer look at the new station, hop over to the TriMet blog, How We Roll, for a video and more details.

Hennebery Eddy has a history of successful transportation architecture and transit design projects, ranging from the award-winning South Terminus to a dramatic expansion at Portland International Airport.

Celebrating 25 Years: People | Values | Future

Hennebery Eddy Architects celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. It’s a milestone we’re marking throughout the year by celebrating the people who have contributed to and share in our success, the values that ground our practice and manifest in our design work, and the future that we anticipate sharing with our community of consultants, owners, clients, colleagues, and friends.

On September 14, we welcomed nearly 300 guests to the Garden at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Portland to celebrate, reconnect and toast to building the future of Portland and the region together. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

View highlights from the event below, and for more images from the celebration, visit the complete gallery from photographer Kim Nguyen.

Preservation Education: University of Oregon Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School

Hennebery Eddy team member Josette Katcha surveys a CCC-era structure in Moran State Park.

Josette Katcha, a member of Hennebery Eddy’s Historic Resources Group, will be a guest lecturer during the Session 2: Materials Intensive week of the University of Oregon’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School, located this year at Fenn Ranger Station in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. She will share the findings of Hennebery Eddy’s recent assessment of 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) structures in Washington State Parks. Her technical lecture will focus on CCC/Works Progress Administration materials, conditions, and treatment recommendations. Josette will speak the evening of Monday, Aug. 21.

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Hennebery Eddy Hires Five

New staff adds expertise and support across all disciplines (left to right: MinhAlfredo Duong, John Maternoski, Abby Cridland, Amber Nobe, Julia Harding)

Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc., has hired five staff members, adding architectural, interior design, marketing and project administration experience to the firm.

MinhAlfredo Duong joined the firm as interior designer, adding to the firm’s corporate workspace expertise. He applies his user-experience design lens and understanding of the positive impact carefully selected finishes, materials, textures and lighting can have on occupants to his work on the Portland International Airport Terminal Balancing and Concourse E Expansion. Minh is a LEED Green Associate and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design/Architecture from The Art Institute of Portland.

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