opsis architecture

The Lovejoy Opsis Building was constructed in 1910 as the stables for the historic Marshall-Wells Hardware Company. With a prospering business and limited studio space, Opsis purchased the building at the corner of NW 17th and Lovejoy and renovated it to provide rentable ground floor retail space, and a second floor office for their firm.

Awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, every portion of the 19,460 sf building was designed to maximize sustainability including lighting, mechanical systems and finish materials. The building takes full advantage of daylighting and passive ventilation to reduce demands on mechanical and electrical systems. The mechanical system is composed of an innovative radiant heating and cooling slab that allows for an exposed ceiling design free of large air ducts.

The office windows were enlarged, and 14 skylights were added to bring light deep into the floor plate. Roof ventilators with dampers located opposite the operable windows promote stack-effect exhaust of hot air and improve ventilation. Automated night-air-flushing minimizes the need to mechanically cool the building. The ample brick and concrete surfaces provide thermal mass, which moderates temperature swings, retaining daytime heat in the winter and cool nighttime temperatures of the summer.

Awards
AIA Northwest Region Citation, 2007
ACEC Award for Engineering Excellence, 2006
Portland AIA Sustainable Design Award, 2005
Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Award, 2005
ARC Awards, Honorable Mention

 

Stats

  • 20,000 sf
  • LEED Gold
  • Completed 2004

Demonstrated Experience

  • Historic renovation
  • Daylighting
  • Passive ventilation
  • Ground floor retail
  • Radiant slab heating & cooling
  • Designed for future expansion
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building

Stats

  • 20,000 sf
  • LEED Gold
  • Completed 2004

Demonstrated Experience

  • Historic renovation
  • Daylighting
  • Passive ventilation
  • Ground floor retail
  • Radiant slab heating & cooling
  • Designed for future expansion
 
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building
  • Lovejoy Office Building