2013 Hammurabi Award Recipients

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Honor Award
New Sandy High School (Sandy, Oregon)

Good use of a variety of types, sizes, and blend of masonry; including transitions of exterior to interior. Thoughtful detailing. Durability seems to have been a program requirement; successfully achieved.
— Jury Comments

Architect: Dull Olson Weekes - IBI Group Architects, Inc.
Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner: Oregon Trail SD 46
General Contractor: Hoffman Construction Company
Mason Contractor: Davidson’s Masonry, Inc.
Mason Foreman: Rick Salchenberg
Brick and Block Supplier: Mutual Materials


Honor Award
Central Oregon Community College Health Careers Center (Bend, Oregon)

Good integration of masonry and other materials; including transitions of masonry from exterior to interior. Cool horizontal to vertical joint juxtaposition and patterning, but still simple and worthy of interest. Although not part of judging, daylight shadowing and night lighting are fantastic.
— Jury Comments

Architect: Yost Grube Hall Architecture
Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner: Central Oregon Community College 
General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
Mason Contractor: Davidson’s Masonry Inc.
Mason Foremen: Jim Murphy & Jeremy Free
Certification: Earth Advantage Gold


Honor Award
Bend Neurological Associates Building (Bend, Oregon)

A successful integration of brick, CMU, metal panels, and aluminum-framed glazing. Building massing and geometry are nicely supported by CMU plinth, brick patterning, surface recesses, color variations, and the careful alignment of masonry elements with metal and fenestration. A thoughtful design, successfully executed.
— Jury Comments

Architect: BLRB Architects
Engineer: Eclipse Engineering, Inc.
Owner: BESCH2; LLC: David Schloesser
Brick Manufacturer: Interpace Brick
 


Merit Award
41st Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center (Clackamas, Oregon)

Although masonry played a large and successful part in the design and construction of this project; the jury felt the use of tile in multiple areas and conditions warranted considerable attention. The integration of types, shapes, and dimensions of tile and masonry leads to an unexpected and delightful experience. Go Army!
— Jury Comments

Architect: BBL Architects
Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner: Oregon Military Department
General Contractor: Hoffman Construction Company
Mason Contractor: Davidson’s Masonry, Inc.
Mason Foreman: Rick Salchenberg
Tile Contractor: Schonert & Associates, Inc.
Tile Foreman: Lance Howard
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials
Block Supplier: Mutual Materials
Tile Supplier: Daltile
Certification: LEED Gold


Merit Award
East County Courthouse (Portland, Oregon)

A very nice example of civic architecture; well executed. There is a timeless nature to this essential public building; longevity seemed to be an appreciated concern. Detailing did not appear to be a primary interest, although the integration of materials is quite successful. The virtue here is stone rather than brick. Crisp and simple detailing; well done.
— Jury Comments

Architect: LRS Architects
Engineer: Nishkian Dean
Owner: Multnomah County
General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
Mason Contractor: Davidson’s Masonry, Inc.
Mason Foreman: Jim Murphy
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials
Certification: LEED Gold


Merit Award
Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center  (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Very nice coordination of masonry with other materials. Use of masonry in defining public/private building functions on the exterior was good, although the jury could not tell if this was transferred to the interior or wayfinding systems. Brick blend and detailing successful. Technical reasons for using masonry were well explained.
— Jury Comments

Architect: AECOM / PKA Architects
Engineer: Catena Consulting Engineers
Owner: Kaiser Permanente
General Contractor: Andersen Construction Company
Mason Contractor: J&S Masonry, Inc. 
Mason Foreman: Robert Ray 
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials
Certification: LEED Gold


Merit Award
The Macdonald West  (Portland, Oregon)

A very difficult urban site and a project well executed. This is a wonderful weaving into Portland’s downtown fabric and connection to the surrounding context. Fine detailing offers relief and visual interest; brick blend, coursing, window head details, and sill continuation. Attention to historical relevance is inescapable.
— Jury Comments

Architect: LRS Architects
Engineer: Nishkian Dean
Owner: Macdonald West Limited Partnership 
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials
Certification: Enterprise Green Committee


Kenneth J. Mouchka

Mouchka Architecture LLC 

Ken has over 35 years experience in the local and Northwest design and construction industry; working on significant projects for ZGF, SRG, Boucher Mouchka Larson, Oh planning+design and most recently, Mouchka Architecture LLC.  Ken has participated in and balanced project management, technical design, spec writing, and QA/QC duties throughout his career on commercial, high tech, industrial, institutional, biotech, and transportation projects.

Renee Alexander (Kroupa)

BBT Architects

With over 27 years of experience, Renée joined BBT in 2012 with an emphasis in planning, programming and design.  In addition to her expertise in these areas, she also oversees operations and interiors at the firm.  She has served as Planner and Facilitator on several major projects in Oregon and Washington.

Vaughn L. Lein

LSW Architects, PC

Vaughn has been with LSW Architects since 1974, serving as its president from 1988-2012.  The firm specializes in K-12 schools, community colleges, and public buildings, with considerable use of masonry on these project types.  Vaughn has been active on various community boards and planning commissions, as well as serving on State advisory boards for the AIA, architect registration, and the Gorge Commission.


2011 Hammurabi Awards Recipients

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University of Portland Bell Tower (Portland, Oregon)

Excellence Award
University of Portland Bell Tower (Portland, Oregon)

Architect: Soderstrom Architects, Ltd.
Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner: University of Portland
General Contractor: Fortis Construction
Mason Contractor: Davidson’s Masonry Inc.
Mason Foreman: Dean Hatzenbihler
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials

 

The University of Portland Bell Tower, completed in September 2009, is located at the spiritual and academic center of the university. The jury found the level of craftsmanship to be outstanding. The integration of brick and precast concrete elements, and the application of the Flemish bond patterning are particularly successful. The texture, coursing, and brick patterns all complement one another in the service of creating a unified whole. The result is a complete, finished little jewel.
— Jury Comments

Keizer City Hall and Police Facility (Keizer, Oregon)

Honor Award
Keizer City Hall and Police Facility (Keizer, Oregon)

Architect: Group Mackenzie
Engineer: Group Mackenzie
Owner: City of Keizer
General Contractor: Emerick Construction
Mason Contractor: J&S Masonry, Inc.
Mason Foreman: Travis Rand
Block Supplier: Willamette Graystone
LEED Certification: Silver

The new Keizer City Hall & Police Facility provides a strong, new civic presence for the community. The jury
admired the continuation of the ashlar-coursed block used at both the exterior and interior to unify the project.
The contrast of the CMU with the exposed wood framing and decking was likewise effective and complementary.
Overall, the jury regarded the Keizer City Hall & Police Facility as “a complete project,” well-conceived from
start to finish.
— Jury Comments

Oregon State Hospital Kirkbride Building (Salem, Oregon)

Honor Award
Oregon State Hospital — Kirkbride Building (Salem, Oregon)

Architects: SRG Partnership, HOK
Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner: Oregon Health Authority
General Contractor: Hoffman Construction Co.
Mason Contractors: Pioneer Waterproofing Co., Davidson’s Masonry
Mason Foremen: Doug Wolf, Dean Hatzenbihler
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials

The Oregon State Hospital is the oldest continuously operating psychiatric hospital building on the west coast. The project team completely rehabilitated the facility, restoring the historic building to its former glory while meeting Secretary of the Interior standards for historic district designation. The jury was impressed with the extensive restoration of the dilapidated hand-fabricated brick, an elaborate process that involved both delicate repairs to the mortar joints and extensive repairs to its structural integrity. The completed project extends the life of an irreplaceable landmark so that it meets modern patient care standards. It stands as a testament to the timeless virtues of brick masonry.
— Jury Comments

Saint Francis of Assisi Church (Bend, Oregon) 

Honor Award
Saint Francis of Assisi Church (Bend, Oregon)

Architect: Becker Architects
Engineer: Froelich Consulting Engineers
Owner: Saint Francis of Assisi Parish
General Contractor: Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co.
Mason Contractor: Ceniga Construction
Mason Foreman: Frank Ceniga
Block Supplier: Cement Products Mfg. Co.

The jury was attracted to the new St. Francis of Assisi Church because of the use of humble materials and its
understated design. The contemplative aesthetic showcases the structural and expressive qualities of concrete masonry. The play of light across the exposed, textural block surfaces makes a particularly apt use of the
material in this house of worship.
— Jury Comments

Music & Science Building — Hood River Middle School (Hood River, Oregon)

Merit Award
Music & Science Building — Hood River Middle School (Hood River, Oregon)

Architect: Opsis Architecture
Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner: Hood River County School Dist.
General Contractor: Kirby Nagelhout
Mason Contractor: Milne Masonry
Mason Foreman: Scott Shanley
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials

This net-zero, LEED Platinum Music & Science Building complements an existing historic landmark main school
building. Jury members noted how seamlessly the designers integrated the various “green” features (including photo-voltaic panels) into a historically sympathetic building. The selection of the harmonizing brick color blend and texture was particularly successful. The project stands as a model for future developments seeking to couple both traditional building methods with the latest sustainable design strategies.
— Jury Comments

Oxford Hotel (Bend, Oregon)

Merit Award
Oxford Hotel (Bend, Oregon)

Architect: BLRB Architects
Engineer: DCI Engineers
Owners: Baney Corporation, Oxford Hotel Group
General Contractor: DeGree Builders & Contractors
Mason Contractor: Ceniga Construction
Mason Foreman: Frank Ceniga 
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials

Despite being the tallest building in downtown Bend, the Oxford Hotel effectively reduces its scale by employing a
variety of masonry products across various levels. The jury admired the way the building engages the streetscape
while not overwhelming its neighbors. This feat was particularly impressive given the internal exigencies of hotel planning, which typically would have favored a looming tower rather than this modestly-scaled horizontal design.
— Jury Comments

Ramona Apartments (Portland, Oregon)

Merit Award
Ramona Apartments (Portland, Oregon)

 Architect: Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects
Engineer: Miyamoto International
Owner: Turtle Island Development
General Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Mason Contractor: B & B Tile and Masonry Corporation
Mason Foreman: Ken Massie
Brick Supplier: Mutual Materials

The Ramona Apartments caught the jurors’ eyes as a noteworthy example of the possibilities of brick masonry when applied to affordable housing. Located in Portland’s Pearl District, the project’s street level detailing provides a
pedestrian scale that fits in well with this neighborhood context. Brick is a particularly suitable building product for
use in an urban context because of its maintenance-free durability and rich appearance. This is a “fabric building” of
the type that could easily bear repeated emulation throughout the city.
— Jury Comments

Verne A. Duncan Elementary School (Happy Valley, Oregon)

Merit Award
Verne A. Duncan Elementary School (Happy Valley, Oregon)

Architect: BBL Architects
Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Owner: North Clackamas School Dist.
General Contractor: Triplett Wellman
Mason Contractor: Davidson’s Masonry Inc.
Mason Foreman: Ed Salchenberg
Brick Supplier: Willamette Graystone
Block Supplier: Mutual Materials

 

This state-of-the-art, LEED Silver-certified project impressed the jury because of its high level of design for a budget-driven public facility. The City of Happy Valley’s design guidelines mandated a mixture of low-maintenance, natural building materials on the exterior of this new 61,000 s.f. elementary school. The client’s emphasis upon economical, high performance building products was addressed by the architect’s use of both concrete masonry and brick. The result is a pleasing juxtaposition of colors and textures, one that appears richer than the budget would suggest.
— Jury Comments

2011 Hammurabi Awards, Distinguished Panel of Judges

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Joseph Van Lom

As the founder in 1971 of the firm Architects Van Lom Group, Joe has continually guided the organization’s development to the successful status it enjoys today. His goal is to maintain the perfect balance of professional, technical, and managerial talent for the company at a level capable of meeting each client’s needs and expectations.

 

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Kathy Dietrich

Kathy is a native of Washington State and resides on land homesteaded by her great-grandparents. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her Labrador retriever, gardening, travel, music, cooking and reading. Kathy volunteers for Altrusa International of Clark County and the Columbia Land Trust as a result of her passions for literacy and land conservation. She attended the University of Washington, earning two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture. Kathy has been a staff architect and project manager with Architects Associative since 1987. She is a LEED accredited professional in Building Design and Construction.

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Randy Nishimura, AIA, CCS

Randy is Senior Associate with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects PC in Eugene, OR. Randy was a key member of the design team responsible for the Eugene Public Library, which received the Award of Excellence in the 2003 Hammurabi Architectural Awards Program. He is a past-president for both the American Institute of Architects- Southwestern Oregon Chapter and the Construction Specifications Institute-Willamette Valley Chapter. As a testament to the high regard his design acumen is held, Randy served as a juror for the 2009 AIA Salem Chapter Design Awards program, and also was a member of the Design Enhancement Panel for the Oregon Department of Transportation’s new I-5 bridge project in Eugene. In addition, Randy is a regular visiting critic at the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts. He comments regularly about architecture and urban design on his blog at www.sworegonarchitect.blogspot.com