Sunday, January 9, 2011

AIA/SWO Intern Tour: The Donald Lamb Building

Donald Lamb Building by Bergsund DeLaney Architecture & Planning (photo by Marc Allen Mintz Photography)

The AIA-Southwestern Oregon Chapter regularly organizes tours of projects under construction for the benefit of intern architects. The intent is to allow interns (who may not otherwise regularly visit construction sites) to see firsthand a project in progress. This month, the AIA-SWO intern tour features the Donald Lamb Building by Bergsund DeLaney Architecture & Planning PC. Here are the details:

What: The Donald Lamb Building

When: Thursday, January 13th at 11:55 AM

Where: 1870 West 11th, Eugene. Meet outside the residential entrance on Hayes Street.

Architect: Bergsund DeLaney Architecture & Planning PC

Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Please meet at Bergsund DeLaney Architecture at 11:45 to carpool over to the site. Bergsund DeLaney's office is located at 1369 Olive Street in Eugene.

Project Description:
The Donald Lamb Building is a four-story mixed-use affordable housing project developed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County. The building is named for longtime St. Vincent de Paul volunteer and Board member D.L. Lamb.

The new building's site is the location of the first St. Vincent de Paul retail store in Eugene. The store was demolished after salvaging the steel structure for future use. The first floor of the Lamb Building consists of a large retail space, currently under construction. St. Vincent de Paul will use the retail space for a used bookstore and coffee bar.

The residential entrance is through a secured lobby behind the retail space. The upper three stories consist of 35 one-bedroom units, bike storage, manager offices, shared laundry facilities, and a community room with terrace and kitchen. The residential portion of the building was completed at the end of October 2010 and included St. Vincent de Paul’s 1,000th unit of affordable housing. The units of the Lamb Building filled quickly, setting a new St. Vincent de Paul record for time to full occupancy. The building meets Earth Advantage requirements for residential housing.

Please RSVP by noon Tuesday, January 11th to Julie Romig at or 541-683-8661 extension 3. Indicate if you will be arriving at Bergsund DeLaney to carpool to the site. Also, please let Julie know if you would like IDP credit for the tour.

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