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Oregon Military Department Colonel Nesmith Readiness Center

Well-proportioned simplicity and thoughtful and efficient use of sustainable materials... Hacker has elevated a straightforward building to an almost spiritual level.

Jury Comments
DBIA Design Excellence Award, 2013

Dallas, Oregon
40,000 SF
Completed 2012

Client Notes
Deliver a highly sustainable design with structural and material integrity that's timeless, connected to place, and human scale. As a training center for the Oregon National Guard and a community center for Polk County, the facility must be welcoming, humane, durable, and secure.

Designer Notes
Connecting to the land in both building and site design, the center's assembly hall offers sweeping views of the stunning rural landscape. The interior of the assembly hall filters daylight from skylights through a wood framework reminiscent of the area's wooden barns, but deployed in a highly ordered rhythm appropriate for the Guard’s drills and ceremonies. Addressing the client's sustainability goals, the center is on target for a 66-68% energy-use reduction relative to buildings of similar size and use.

2030 Compliant

DBIA National Design-Build Award, 2013
DBIA National Design-Build Design Excellence Award, 2013
AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Citation Award, 2013
AIA Portland Chapter Merit Award, 2013
IIDA Oregon Juror’s Choice Award & Best of Civic/Institutional, 2013
Featured in Architectural Record Magazine, March 2014

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Historical Museum

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Historical Museum

Lower School, Oregon Episcopal School

Lower School, Oregon Episcopal School

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