April 18th, 2018
Scott | Edwards Architecture is redesigning a public rec center for the Chehalem Parks and Recreation Department. (Scott | Edwards Architecture)
Portland. Salem. Oahu.
Scott | Edwards Architecture decided to look far away – an ocean away – six months ago when it established its first office out-of-state – and third overall – in the land of “aloha.” From that growing outpost the firm is now helping plan a major hospital expansion at nearby Adventist Health Castle Medical Center.
S|EA was founded 19 years ago in Portland by Sid Scott and Kelly Edwards (hence the vertical bar separating the “Scott” and the “Edwards” in the firm’s name). Scott today is one of seven principals; Edwards recently retired. The firm is headquartered in a thoroughly remodeled industrial space at 25th Avenue and East Burnside. Recently it had to retain flex space a few blocks away to handle overflow. Today it boasts a staff of 62, and is active in 22 states and across a wide range of fields, namely large-scale residential, health care, and civic (lots of libraries).
“And we seem to be doing a lot of breweries lately, and brewpubs,” said marketing director James Lee.
In addition to the projects below, S|EA is designing three brewpubs for Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing – Bend, Denver and San Diego – and pet hospitals around the country for Portland’s Banfield Pet Hospital.
Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center – Scott | Edwards is redesigning 21,000 square feet of space and adding 4,000 square feet to a public rec center for the Chehalem Parks and Recreation Department. The $16.5 million project will involve reconfiguring existing space and adding an aquatic center and locker rooms over an existing parking lot and park area. New parking lots will be added to the north. The project is expected to start later this summer, with a grand opening goal set for winter 2017. Triplett Wellman is the contractor.
Cascadia Behavioral Health, Garlington Center – S|EA is designing the 25,000-square-foot redevelopment of the Garlington Center that will establish a new center for primary care and behavioral health and wellness services, as well as a four-story, 52-unit affordable apartment building. Cascadia plans to reserve 10 of the units for veterans, 10 for critical need clients and 32 units for low-income people. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with a goal to open fall 2017.
Oregon City Public Library – A renovation and restoration of a one-story Carnegie library built in 1912. The $7.5 million project also includes a two-story, 14,500-square-foot addition to the library’s east end and a redevelopment of the south end of the site. P&C Construction is the contractor. Construction began last August and should conclude in September.
Canby Civic Center and Library – The $7 million project will consolidate all of the city’s offices into a single location. The 35,000-square-foot project also includes community amenities, including the Canby Public Library. Part of Scott | Edwards’ scope included an extensive needs assessment, involving stakeholder interviews, community outreach and program development. Triplett Wellman is the contractor. Construction began last September and is scheduled to conclude this September.
Washington County Sheriff’s Training Facility – The firm is developing the $10.5 million training center for all of the county’s law enforcement departments. The project involves the renovation and expansion of a 70,000-square-foot building into a high-tech training center, with driving course, shooting ranges, defensive tactics scenario village, classrooms and administrative space. The project is scheduled to start in spring 2017 and conclude a year later. No contractor has been selected.
Southeast Foster mixed use – The 40,000-square-foot, four-story building will replace the old Busy Bee Cleaners. It will have ground-floor retail below 33 apartment units. The owner is Bitar Companies and Bremik is the contractor.
Title: Builder’s Choice: Scott | Edwards Architecture
Date: July 22nd, 2016
Author: Garrett Andrews
Publication: The Daily Journal of Commerce