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  Cedar Hills Crossing Business ParkCedar Hills Crossing Business Park


The Rommel Architectural Partnership, LLP
1200 N.W. Naito Parkway, #550, Portland, OR 97209

General Description

Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Date Bid: Apr 2010 Construction Period: May 2010 to Aug 2010
Total Square Feet: 105,559 Site: 6.06 acres. Number of Buildings: One
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.

Construction Team

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 paint.

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.

Product Information
Siding: Trex Decking
Roofing: Johns Manville
Glazing: PPG Solarban 60 Insulated Glass Panels
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Resin Panels: 3Form

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