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The Redd is the 2015 Resilience Winner of SXSW Eco

2015 Resilience Winner Beyond sustainable, these designs contribute to a more adaptive, resilient world. The Redd on Salmon Street is development project designed to grow a robust regional food economy. A two-block food production and distribution hub in the heart
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Reed College Performing Arts Building Wins National USITT Award

Each year the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) recognizes the best contemporary new or renovated theatres. A juried process is used to determine the winners, who receive either Honor Awards or Merit Awards. Past award winners have come
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Christopher F. White Rememberance

Our community has lost a great friend and consummate professional in the passing of Opsis Associate Principal, Chris White, on Tuesday. Chris brought to our lives a vibrant and joyful personality that always made us think and quite often laugh.
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Hood River claims first ‘Net Zero Energy’ public school in the U.S.

    By Wendy Culverwell Staff Reporter Sustainable Business Oregon The music and science building at Hood River Middle School is the first public school building in the U.S. to earn net-zero status. Click through the gallery for more views
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Opsis is proud to announce the promotion of three of our staff: Paul Kinley, Christopher F. White and Pat Sanchez

Paul was recently promoted to Associate Principal at Opsis Architecture. Paul has more than 24 years of experience, having been with Opsis for 10 years serving as a senior project manager and architect on a variety of complex projects. This
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Reed College’s Performing Arts Building was selected for the “Beauty of Wood” 2014 National US Wood Design Award

The Reed College Performing Arts Building (PAB) consolidates theatre, dance and music programs, originally scattered across the campus, into a new vibrant and cross-disciplinary home for the arts. The facility was designed to create a social and creative community. The
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Design Studio led by Jim Kalvelage and Joe Baldwin featured on OregonLive.com

University of Oregon students showcase Beaverton performing arts center designs Nicole Friedman, The Oregonian  The effort to build a performing arts center in Beaverton inched toward concreteness June 4, as designs by a University of Oregon architecture graduate class helped
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LEED Certification: Hood River Middle School

From Green CE www.greence.com The new building provides a home for the school’s remarkable and unique Outdoor Classroom Project, a middle school science curriculum based on the principles of permaculture. Students combine classroom learning with hands on learning through activities
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Pringle Creek Painters Hall Featured in Passive House+ Magazine

— Originally published in Issue 1 Volume 1 of Passive House+ —  The creation of beautiful, sustainable, low energy buildings is the hallmark of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), an environmental design paradigm which has evolved through the Cascadia Region
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“A Building That Teaches” — Hood River Middle School in High Performance Buildings Magazine

— Article written by Opsis’ Chris Brown, AIA; and Interface Engineering’s Andy Frichtl, PE, Associate Member ASHRAE — Students at Hood River Middle School don’t just read about science; they touch and experience it every day. Projects such as working
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Pringle Creek Leads Way With Porous Concrete

The Pringle Creek housing community in Salem was designed from the pavement up to be a sustainable community. Now its porous asphalt pavement system is being held up as a model for next-generation stormwater treatment that uses the surface of
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Path To Net Zero – the Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building

The Hood River Middle School Case Study from Energy Trust of Oregon on Vimeo. More information about the program and this exciting project can be found on the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero page Tweet // //
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The Beauty of Zero – Painters Hall Showcased In Trim Tab Magazine

From our earliest childhood interactions we are taught to reward those with the highest possible score. Whether it’s achieving top marks on an exam, yelping to find that 4-out-of-5 star indie restaurant, scoring a star athlete on a scale of
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“Cultivating the Next Generation” – Hood River Middle School Featured in Green Source Magazine

Cultivating the Next Generation Three ways green schools are reconnecting children with their environment. By Katharine Logan September 2012 – Green Source Magazine Like many of us who were children more than 30 years ago, Judy Wherry, principal of an
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Second Story’s Interactive Media at the University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center

When the visionary leadership of the University of Oregon’s Alumni Association conceived of their new Center, a new paradigm was born. While most university alumni centers are heritage repositories celebrating the past, the Ford Alumni Center equally cultivates the future.
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Rick Bartow’s Art at the UO Alumni Center and WOU Health and Wellness

Rick Bartow’s graceful artwork adorns the walls of two of Opsis’s recently completed projects – the University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center and the Western Oregon University Health and Wellness Center. He was recently profiled in the Oregonian as he
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Opsis Profiled on ARCHITECT Magazine as Part of Their Coverage of the 2012 COTE Top Ten Awards

Opsis Architecture was recently profiled on ARCHITECT Magazine as part of their continuing coverage of the 2012 COTE Top Ten Awards. Opsis partner Alec Holser was recently interviewed by Eco-Structure about our design approach and focus on sustainability. — Profile:
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Arts and Allied Health Building at Pierce College

Hear about the collaborative design process that lead to the multidisciplinary, award winning, Pierce College, Puyallup, Arts and Allied Health Building. Tweet // // (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var
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Pierce College Rainier Science and Technology Building Sustainability Case Study

This dynamic new LEED Gold facility uses building systems as an integral part of the curriculum and learning pedagogy; it is a concrete example of how sustainable design can create real cost effective innovations that enhance learning. The Rainier Science
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Western Washington University Wade King Student Rec Center Sustainability Case Study

As one of the of the first recreation facilities in the country to pursue LEED® certification, the Western Washington University Wade King Student Recreation Center incorporated a number of sustainable strategies. The primary strategy consisted of careful design to maximize
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Western Washington University Sustainability Case Study

The Academic Instructional Center (AIC) represents the University’s latest innovative endeavor to create a balance between the natural and built environment. This LEED Certified facility takes advantage of passive solar techniques both in the building siting and its extensive natural
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The Oregonian Features Reed College’s New Performing Arts Building Currently Under Construction

The Oregonian recently featured the following story about Reed College’s New Performing Arts Building, which was designed by Opsis and is currently under construction. — Reed College gathers music, dance, theater into one building Published: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 8:00
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Construction to Start Soon on OSU’s New Residence Hall Designed by Opsis

The Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce recently reported the following story about OSU’s New Residence Hall that Opsis designed. — Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon State University to build $29M residence hall by Tom Henderson Published: August 13th, 2012 Oregon
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Painters Hall Sustainable Case Study

The first project to achieve Net-Zero Energy Building Certification and Petal Recognition by the Living Building Challenge, Pringle Creek’s LEED Platinum Painters Hall Community Center has become the heart and hub of this truly innovative community. Pringle Creek Community Center
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The Future Is Now – Two Buildings Certified as “net Zero”

This article was originally posted on the Better Bricks Blog 16 April 2012 | Posted By John Jennings Earlier this year, we covered the launch of the International Living Future Institute’s Net Zero Energy Certification.  The certification, which is the
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Opsis Architecture & Aecom Awarded Commision to Renovate Memorial Coliseum

“Portland Architecture” recently covered the awarding of the contract to renovate the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the team comprised of Opsis Architecture and Aecom (formerly Ellerbe Becket). Brian Libby, the blog’s author, has been working tirelessly for years to help
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James Meyer Interviewed on Portland Architecture

This article was originally posted on Portland Architecture 6 June 2011 | By Brian Libby Though the Great Recession has not been kind to the architecture and construction industry, Opsis Architecture may serve as proof that the combination of skills
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“Lessons Of Place” – Pringle Creek Community Featured in Metropolis Magazine

Pringle Creek, the Opsis designed community near Salem, Oregon was recently featured in Metropolis Magazine. — November 2011 • Notes from Metropolis Lessons of Place Where we live teaches us about our world. What kind of world do we really
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Portland Architects Batting .300 at COTE Top 10 Awards

Opsis’s design for the Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building was recently awarded  an American Institute of Architects Committee On The Environment Top 10 Green Building award. Two other Portland Firms, THA and Hennebery Eddy, also took home
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Parkdale Elementary School Library and Computer Lab Case Study

At Parkdale Elementary, 3,800 sf of new library and computer lab spaces were added to an existing facility built in the 1940s. The new facilities are tucked into a U-shaped courtyard allowing the computer lab to have good daylighting while
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Hood River Wy’East Performing Arts Center Case Study

The new performing arts center at the Hood River Wy’East Middle School serves as the centerpiece for the school and surrounding community of Odell, near Hood River, Oregon. Along with the new facility, extensive renovations supplement the school’s science and
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Design for Innovative Learning – A Case Study on Roosevelt and Jackson Elementary Schools

In 2007, major seismic deficiencies required the school system to close Roosevelt and Jackson Elementary Schools until more stable, safe structures could be found for the students. Opsis provided the district with a series of cost options ranging from full
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Hood River Valley High School Case Study

The dramatic transformation for Hood River Valley High School creates an updated, innovative facility suited to 21st century learners. Part of a district-wide renovation project for nine different schools, Hood River Valley High School faced rapidly increasing enrollment and needed
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Firstenburg Community Center Case Study

The Firstenburg Community Center is a multi-use facility that combines recreational and community spaces with other public services. It embodies the character of the community, provides convenient access to services and brings together a diverse mix of users. The recreation
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PCC Technology Classroom Building Sustainable Case Study

Opsis designed the new 46,000 sf Academic Building as an advanced technology classroom building that formalizes an important campus entry. An internal winter garden organizes the building along an east-west axis while creating an inviting path to classrooms and the
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Lovejoy Building Case Study

The Lovejoy Opsis Building was constructed in 1910 as the Stables for the historic Marshall-Wells Hardware Company. It was constructed in the Northwest “Slabtown” area where Portland’s early lumber mill workers lived. This stout building has ground floor walls of
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Bend Parks & Recreation Administration Sustainable Case Study

The Administration Building for the Bend Parks and Recreation District will provide office space for current staff and allow for the department’s anticipated growth over the next twenty years. In keeping with the Bend Parks and Recreation District mission, the
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Pringle Creek Community Website and Blog

The focus of the Pringle Creek Community development was to create a truly sustainable community in which to live. This was achieved through innovative environmentally sustainable planning and architecture, offering affordable housing options, and creating a vibrant social community. >
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Hood River Middle School Sustainable Case Study

The Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building is a LEED Platinum and Net Zero building and one of the first schools in the country to achieve such lofty sustainable goals. As part of Opsis’s commitment to sustainable architecture
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Hood River Middle School Biological Filter

Students at the Hood River Middle School design and build a Biological Filter in their greenhouse to process waste water. Tweet // // //
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Hood River Middle School – A Sustainable Learning Tool

The Hood River Middle School Music and Science building sits adjacent to the school’s 1927 National Historic Register main building and houses the school’s environmental sciences lab and music facilities. The new building is designed to be LEED Platinum and
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Hood River Middle School: A Learning Laboratory

The Hood River Middle School Music and Science building sits adjacent to the school’s 1927 National Historic Register main building and houses the school’s environmental sciences lab and music facilities. The new building is designed to be LEED Platinum and
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Oregon State University Student Experience Center Flythrough

Opsis is designing the new Student Experience Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Students can provide feedback as our team works with them to capture the vision for their new space. Tweet // // //
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Medford School District: Roosevelt and Jackson

A short video highlighting the design of the new Roosevelt and Jackson elementary school in Medford, Oregon, including interviews with faculty. Tweet // // (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var
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Jackson Elementary School, Medford, OR

On overview of the design of a new elementary school for the Medford, OR school district. Interviews with the Principal, Superintendent, and teachers gives insights into the design process and the ultimate success of the completed building. – Designed By
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Beach Elementary Bikes for Kids

Watch 50 kids enjoy their brand new bikes, thanks to many generous donations. Tweet // // //
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