WALSH Breaks Ground on Anthem on 12th

Walsh Construction Co. and Spectrum Development Solutions broke ground this week on Anthem on 12th, located on 12th Ave and East Yesler Way. Anthem on 12th will be the first private development of the larger Yesler Terrace neighborhood revitalization. The six-story 118,000 square foot transit-oriented residential project consists of 120 apartments with 4,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

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Pacific University Groundbreaking Video

The 60,000 SF new residence hall at Pacific University is successfully under construction by WALSH and Mahlum Architects and will be the third new residence hall built on the Forest Grove campus since 2006.

Here is the link to the official groundbreaking ceremony video held on October 10 at the construction site during the University’s Homecoming weekend.

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Sealant Adhesion & Compatibility Study

Sealant Adhesion & Compatibility Study presented at the Seattle BEC Meeting by WALSH Quality Manager, Sharon Libby.

This presentation explained how this sealant adhesion and compatibility study was conceived and executed and will also provide conclusions about the observed reactions between many different substrates and sealants. This study was executed by the WALSH Quality Department to determine the varying levels of adhesion between commonly specified sealants and substrates (including weather resistive barriers, self adhered membranes, liquid applied membranes and cladding components including brick, fiber cement cladding and various window materials.

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Cheryl Chow Court Ground Breaking

SEATTLE: Breaking ground are, from left, M.A. Leonard of Enterprise, Wendy Lamb of GGLO, Maryann Crissey of Banner Bank, Karen Miller of Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Diana Poling of Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, John Torrence of LIHI, Mayor Mike McGinn, Bill Reid of Walsh Construction Co., Duncan Haas, Marty Koostra of Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County, Sharon Lee of Low Income Housing Institute, and Paul Cummings of Enterprise.

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Renovation of Powell’s City of Books

PORTLAND — Powell’s City of Books is getting a face lift at just 42 years old. It’s a new chapter for one of the city’s most important icons. Over the years, Powell’s has been upgrading various parts of the book block at Northwest 10th Street and West Burnside Street. The latest phase, currently underway, will be the last and one of the largest phases in this decades-long upgrade.

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OWCB Success on Portland Community College Southeast Center Campus

At the Southeast Center, being successfully completed by OWCB (including a successful parternship between Walsh Construction Co., O’Neill Electric and Inline Construction) the new Student Commons building opened this week. The campus also is gaining a new library and a major remodel of the historic 1911 German-American Society building. The $36 million project is doubling the size of the Southeast Center and is expected to serve as a catalyst for economic development in Southeast Portland.

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WALSH Leadership Transition in the Works

When Bob Walsh and his brother, Tom, founded Walsh Construction Co. in Portland 52 years ago, they kept their accounting records in a shoe box and worked out of a 1947 Chevrolet van.

Next month, Bob Walsh will officially step down as president of the company, which now has more than 300 employees and offices in Portland, Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.

Walsh will continue to play a role in the company as board chairman and manager of philanthropic efforts. Longtime Walsh Construction employee Matt Leeding will become president.

Walsh, 68, said he’s ready for the change.

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WALSH Wins Green Washington Awards 2013

At the mixed-use Greenfire Campus in the heart of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, Walsh Construction Co. embraced an opportunity to push its green building practices to new heights. Already a stalwart of sustainable construction—Walsh has built more than 50 LEED-certified buildings throughout Washington and Oregon—the Walsh team embarked on a “paperless challenge” with other partners on the Greenfire project, including architects, engineers, leasing agents and property managers.

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Opening of Alma Gardens Senior Housing

Alma Gardens will provide 45 new units of affordable housing for seniors who earn low incomes in Hillsboro, Oregon. The beautiful building will be specifically designed for seniors and built in a setting that includes ample sitting areas, gardens and open spaces. Alma Gardens will be located in the Orenco Station neighborhood and will provide easy access to the MAX light rail, markets, and parks. Watch the constuction of Alma Gardens here!