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Hacker Builds!

Hacker Builds!


Garrett Martin
June 22nd, 2017

To many of us, the process of construction is as fascinating and rewarding as the finished product. To all of us it is as critically important as the process of design. Each building is a custom-designed one-off, which can only meet the promise of the renderings and the expectations of our clients and the community through a huge amount of labor, teamwork, problem-solving, and technical expertise. It may seem like an eternity when you see the cranes overhead or drive past restricted sidewalks and street closures, but the months of construction are painfully short for something which is meant to last beyond our lifetimes.

So here is the latest progress report on a few of our on-the-boards projects as they pass through this phase, with ‘before’ and ‘during’ views of each, and a shout out to our construction partners who are helping bring them to life.

9th & Northrup Office Building, Portland, OR
Contractor: Howard S. Wright Construction


Berwick Hall for the Oregon Bach Festival, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis

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