Saturday, July 14, 2012

July AIA-SWO Intern Tours

The next two Tuesdays feature tours for AIA-Southwestern Oregon interns at a tandem of terrific projects nearing completion:

Tour 1: Pacific Northwest Publishing Remodel
The first of the two construction tours will be of the newly renovated Pacific Northwest Publishing Building. Located on 6th Avenue across from the Hilton in downtown Eugene, the 18,000 s.f. building previously housed an auto parts store and several failed nightclubs. It was virtually abandoned by its former occupants until it was bought by Pacific Northwest Publishing Company, a local educational book publisher. 2fORM Architecture’s design transforms the dilapidated structure into a sleek and completely rejuvenated building. It will now house offices, meeting spaces, a video-production studio, a printing shop, and a storage warehouse. Construction started last fall and is scheduled for completion next month.

What: Pacific Northwest Publishing Remodel AIA-SWO Construction Tour

When: July 17, 2012 – 12:00 - 1:00 SHARP

Where: 21 W. Sixth Avenue, Eugene

Architect: 2fORM Architecture

Tour 2: Planned Parenthood Regional Health Center
The second July tour will feature the new Planned Parenthood Southwestern Oregon Regional Health Center in Glenwood. Comfortable, spacious and designed for efficiency, the Center’s architecture emphasizes welcoming gardens, walkways, and seating areas while carefully considering safety and security for clients and staff. The Center also features a fully equipped community room capable of hosting seminars and small conferences.

Robertson/Sherwood/Architects designed the building to be healthier for Planned Parenthood’s clients, staff, and the environment. Green features include:
  • Geothermal heat pump system
  • Water efficient plumbing fixtures and rainwater harvesting
  • Bioswales and pervious pavement for storm water treatment
  • FSC certified wood
  • Vegetated roof
RSA expects the project to achieve LEED Silver certification.

What: Planned Parenthood Regional Health Center AIA-SWO Construction Tour

When: July 24, 2012 – 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Where: 3579 Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. Take the EmX to the Glenwood Station. The site is located immediately to the right. Note that if you intend to arrive by car there is only limited parking along East 14th south of the site (drive to the intersection at Henderson Avenue, turn south and go one block to East 14th).

Architects: Robertson/Sherwood/Architects pc

If you plan to attend one or both of the tours, please RSVP to Jenni Rogers at

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