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Painters Hall mentioned in Statesman article on WOU

We received a brief mention in today's Statesman Journal, as Painters Hall was the first LEED Platinum building in Salem. Congratulations to Western Oregon University! Link to Statesman Journal article WOU hall becomes first Polk LEED Platinum buildingJustin MuchStatesman JournalAugust 4, 2011The newly anointed nexus on the Western Oregon University campus just officially earned its green stripes.Ackerman Hall, which opened in September, achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).The Hall’s builders aimed for the Platinum rating from the onset, while its architect, Kurt Haapala, also prized the building’s physical location ... Read more

New cottage homes for sale!

We have three homes currently under construction this summer, priced between $259,500 and $329,000. The first (the Alder) is already spoken for, and has a young family (Keith and Alicia + boys) moving in September 1st!The Coho combines smart modern design with a traditional craftsman look. It is designed by Architect Ross Chapin.The second home (the Coho) is now available for sale, and it is going to be awesome -- 20ft lofted ceiling above the kitchen and living space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, custom cabinetry and countertops, ultra-efficient ground-source heating and cooling for remarkably low utilities, LEED® Platinum ... Read more

James Meyer & Opsis featured in Portland Architecture

A lean, green studio: talking with James Meyer of Opsis Architecture By Brian Libby at http://chatterbox.typepad.com/portlandarchitecture 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 - collaboration, innovation, humility, ingenuity - can still propel certain firms to prosperity. Not among the biggest or smallest firms in town, Opsis remains busy with a host of public and private projects across the region. In particular, the firm - which Meyer formed with Alec Holser and Jim Kalveledge (all were colleagues at Yost Grube Hall) in 1999 - has ... Read more

New construction

Two new homes under construction with a third on the way! These will be 1,100 sqft, 2BD 2BTH, LEED Gold certified cottage homes, with whole house fire suppression and ground source heat pump heating and cooling (we're talking a $350 annual heating and AC bill). Call James if you want to learn more or to stay posted on the progress 503-315-1055. Read more

Photo log

Shannon (our Urban Farm Intern) working with Pete and Mark from Marion Polk Food SharePete, Mark, Shannon and Will in the Conservatory growing starts for MPFSOur first blooms of passion flower inside the Conservatory!The passion flower vine soon will be covered in incredible flowersKristen's LEED tall house is just about finished, gets exterior paint next week or soFariborz's LEED roundhouse getting framedIt will have a one car garage with master bedroom aboveInside the great room, lots of south facing windowsView of the north side. The crane work was done by local company Santana Crane.Cousteau Loop beginning to take shape ... Read more
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