Bud Clark Commons includes a day shelter, 130 studio apartments for homeless people who need permanent, affordable housing and a shelter with beds for up to 90 homeless men. The eight-story, 106,000 SF structure consists of 272 auger cast piles, 10 micro piles, and more than 6,000 cubic yards of colored and board formed AFC concrete.
Bud Clark Commons
Bud Clark Commons is an eight-story, 106,000 sf concrete homeless shelter and permanent supportive housing community located in Old Town.
“The Walsh team is an extraordinary group of people who do first-rate work. Among their particular strengths that I see:
Walsh works to understand the importance of our project to the community, and the people we serve.
Their preconstruction work is excellent.
They are very skilled at meeting community and funding goals.
During construction they communicate very well. The field supervisors are knowledgeable, communicative, and accommodating.
We are big fans of Walsh Construction Co….the quality of their work is superb.” - Doreen Binder Executive Director, Transition Projects, Inc.
WALSH worked side by side with the design team to develop a remarkable enclosure for the building, with highly insulated, airtight wall assemblies, high performance glazing systems, and a green roof.
WALSH’s contributions in pursuit of aggressive green goals have included complex coordination of the integration of an innovative BRAC greywater treatment system into the project and creative work with our electrical subcontractor to develop a cost-effective approach to the measurement and verification system to ensure its inclusion in the project scope. The project achieved LEED Platinum Certification by also incorporating conventional green measures including construction waste management, recycled content of building materials, ecoroofs and the use of low VOC products. Solar Hot Water and a Heat Recovery System, combined with the above measures, were used to achieve LEED Platinum.
Bud Clark Commons sets a new standard for public services by combining supportive housing with a community resource center. Located in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood, Bud Clark Commons provides benefits to an estimated 1,000 people a day including: a commercial kitchen and dining area for food service, employment and treatment counseling, education services, hot showers, locker rooms, storage, mailboxes and dog kennels. The mission of Bud Clark Commons is to provide a continuum of services such as health, housing, and learning resources, to assist homeless individual’s transition from an unstable condition to a more permanent living arrangement.
MWESB participation on the project reached 27% and apprenticeship reached 28%, surpassing the 20% goal for both. A total of 36 Section 3 hires were made, surpassing the goal, which was set at 35.