Passive House, Orchards at Orenco in Politico Magazine

Orchards at Orenco is a highly efficient, transit-oriented workforce housing project in the Orenco Station neighborhood of Hillsboro for owner/developer REACH CDC. The 57-unit project, designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects, is the first phase of the Orchards at Orenco development, which over the course of three phases will total approximately 150 units.

Orchards was awarded Best Affordable Passive Building and also awarded Best Overall Passive Building Project by PHIUS, announced September 10 in Chicago at the 10th Annual North American Passive House Conference.

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Hayashi Rowhomes Creates a Meaningful Relationship with the Outdoors

WALSH is enjoying the teamwork on our third successful project with Project^ and Daniel Childs, project architect with THA Architecture, Inc., on Hayashi Rowhomes currently under construction in North Portland.  Japanese for “woods”, Hayashi’s unique approach is “a meaningful relationship with the outdoors, superb craftsmanship, and thoughtful consideration of a home’s impact on the environment.” Slated for Earth Advantage Platinum certification, each home is being built with the highest environmental standards including low VOC paints, formaldehyde-free cabinetry, tankless water heaters and 95.5% energy efficient gas furnaces in each home.


Link to the article in the DJC.

Marvel 29 in North Portland’s St. Johns Neighborhood Receives LEED Platinum

Built on re-developed land previously occupied by an old gas station and a vacated restaurant, Marvel 29 has received the top Platinum level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S Green Building Council. This is the highest award and Marvel 29 is the first ever project in the US to receive this award executed under a HUD 221(d) (4) loan program. In addition it is the only residential building in St Johns to receive any LEED certification.

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WALSH and Mercy Housing Northwest at the Othello Park Festival in Seattle

WALSH had a great time co-hosting a booth with Mercy Housing Northwest at the Othello Park Festival in Seattle, Washington on Sunday August 16th! The 23rd annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade included nearly 60 local groups representing more than a dozen cultures that call Southeast Seattle home. The annual Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival, hosted by the Othello Park Alliance, featured authentic music, dance and food from East Africa, the South Pacific Islands, the Filipinas, Latin America and more. The Othello Park Alliance works to assure that Othello Park is retained, enhanced, and integrated into a vibrant, multi-cultural, pedestrian-friendly Othello Town Center and residential community.

Link to images from our photo booth!


Station 162: Affordable and Fully ADA Accessible Housing for Adults and Seniors

Quad Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves the disabled community, has plans to open a new facility to serve seniors and those with special needs in wheelchairs.

The organization, Quadriplegics United Against Dependency Inc., is expected to go before Gresham’s design review commission later this month for the final vetting of plans to build the 44-unit affordable housing project at 306 S.E. 162nd Ave.. Called Station 162, the facility will be funded with low-income housing tax credits.

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