Hills Crossing Business Park|
The Rommel Architectural Partnership, LLP
1200 N.W. Naito Parkway, #550, Portland, OR 97209
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Date Bid: Apr 2010 Construction Period: May 2010 to Aug
Total Square Feet: 105,559 Site: 6.06 acres. Number of
Building Size: First floor, 105,559; total, 105,559 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, open to structure; total, 22’4”.
Basic Construction Type: Exterior renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: Tilt-Up.
Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
Metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Associated Consultants, Inc. - 100 E. 13th
Street, #10, Vancouver, WA 98660
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: James E. John Construction
Company, Inc. - 1701 S.E. Columbia River Drive, Vancouver, WA 98661
Landscape Architect: Chris Freshley Landscape Architects - 1020
S.W. Taylor Street, #355, Portland, OR 97205
Cedar Hills Crossing Business Park was in need of a major facelift to
bring it into the competitive marketplace. This former warehouse
building sits on a 6-acre site in Beaverton, Oregon, central to the
cities office and industrial high tech business core. The scope of work
for this project aimed to address the building's lack of curb appeal as
well as improve the site's landscaping. Prior to renovation, the
property was typical of all industrial projects built in the late
1960's, where asphalt ruled the development. The lack of landscaping on
the site was overwhelming and put the property in a competitive
disadvantage in today's leasing environment. The parking lot and
building perimeter were both redesigned to reduce the amount of asphalt
present by adding 15% more landscaped area to the site. In conjunction
with the new landscaping reducing storm water runoff, new catch basins
were installed to filter the remaining storm water before entering the
public sewer system.
From an architectural standpoint, it was important that the building
establish visual points of entry. Three new identification pieces were
created to direct visitors to the businesses within. New storefronts
were cut out of the tilt panel concrete walls. These entrances were
visually built up using products from Trex decking. The decking was
installed horizontally on the walls around the storefronts to resemble
the look of wood siding without the associated maintenance. It was then
trimmed with prefinished metal surrounds in order to finish the look and
anchor the design. The entire building was also repainted using low VOC
Exterior lighting for the building and parking lot was also upgraded
with low energy use fluorescent and metal halide fixtures. Energy
efficient lighting replacement will occur throughout the project as new
tenants occupy the building. Cobalt Blue resin panels from 3Form were
installed to provide a strong color accent on the sconces flanking the
main entry points. This splash of color helps define the new entries
into each suite.
Topping off this remodel project, is a new white, reflective, single ply
roofing system over rigid insulation.
Siding: Trex Decking
Roofing: Johns Manville
Glazing: PPG Solarban 60 Insulated Glass Panels
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Resin Panels: 3Form