LITHIA BUILDING, ASHLAND, OREGON
The site is in downtown Ashland on Lithia Way. The 5,939 square foot three-story building is designed for both commercial and residential uses. The street level is dedicated to two retail spaces and upper two levels are two 2-story residential condominiums. To make the most of a constricted site, the roof level is designed as a finished outdoor entertaining area with spectacular views of the city and surrounding mountains. Incorporated into the design of each residential unit is an elevator for accessibility to both upper levels from the ground level.
Designed to integrate into the fabric of brick-faced buildings facing bustling Lithia Street in the heart of Ashland, the Lithia Building successfully blends classical architectural elements of honey-toned brick facing and pilasters with modern elements of exposed concrete, stainless steel mesh guardrails and steel channel canopies. Architectural Design Works received an award for the Lithia Building project from the City of Ashland Historic Commission for “Historically Compatible New Commercial Construction”.
OLD MASONIC BUILDING RENOVATION, ASHLAND, OREGON
The Masonic Lodge of Ashland is a beautiful three story historic building on the Plaza in downtown Ashland. Architectural Design Works was brought in to develop a plan that retained the historic character of the building, but remodeled it to include a new elevator and a new passage way from the Plaza to the creek side Calle Guanajuato in the rear.
The building was then divided into five new spaces. Since the building was quite narrow, but had very tall ceilings, we introduced intermediate levels to break up the stairs and to add interest to the spaces. The street side ground floor retail gained a loft space. The rear of the lower floor facing the Creek became Pilaf’s Restaurant with second floor dining and a dining balcony. The upper floor of the three story building housed the Firefly Restaurant and Lounge.
MEISTER’S SHOPPING AND RETAIL CENTERS, ASHLAND, OREGON
After the Meister family closed “BuyRite”, a longtime local favorite grocery store, they wanted to find a replacement. The Eugene based “Market of Choice” was interested in putting a grocery store in Ashland, and the Meister’s site was ideal. ADW worked with both the Meister’s and PC Market to design a complete remodel of the existing market and shopping center. The market was enlarged by enclosing an adjacent alley and an adjacent rental space.
The existing suspended ceilings were removed and the existing heavy timber bow-string trusses were exposed and restored to create a bright, inviting and spacious shopping experience. The roofs, exterior walkways, landscaping, lighting and color scheme were completely redesigned to create clearly defined entries and an inviting and memorable exterior to draw potential shoppers to the center.
OREGON SHAKESPEARE TUTOR GUILD STORE, ASHLAND, OREGON
This space is located on the middle level of the building we designed at 62-66 East Main Street in Ashland. We planned this level to open onto the Shakespeare Courtyard adjacent to the existing Tudor Guild Gift Shop, an ideal location for this use. We designed a soffit for the heating and air conditioning that featured a decorative frieze band around the entire interior of the store.
THE SHASTA BUILDING
Site is located in downtown Ashland on East Main Street at the north entrance to the downtown area. The site had a number of design problems. It was a very narrow site, bordering Ashland Creek at the rear and a number of existing trees protected by City ordinances. Part of the site was in the FEMA floor plain. The building also had to historically tie it in to the downtown historic buildings.
The building is multi-use with a restaurant on the lower floor overlooking Ashland Creek, a wine shop and wine bar on the East Main Street level, with offices behind and a very nice residential unit on the top floor.
To protect the trees, special pin piles were used to protect the roots and the trees were pruned. In addition, the floor elevation levels were set to prevent flood problems in accordance with national regulations.
ADW was presented with an Award from the City of Ashland for “Historically Compatible New Commercial” for the outstanding contribution to the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of Ashland’s historic resources.
SISKIYOU CROSSING, ASHLAND, OREGON
This 11,000 square foot, single story development is located at the southwest corner of Walker Street and Siskiyou Blvd. The structure is steel frame construction with open web roof truss. The exterior materials are brick, synthetic plaster and glass. Because of the sloping site, the building is designed as two separate structures connected together with a skylight covered exterior walkway between them. The occupancy of the building is designed for commercial use with the flexibility to accommodate multiple tenants.
ASHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL, ASHLAND, OREGON
The Ashland Middle School Gymnasium is a single story, 14,900 SF, concrete tilt-up structure. It’s primarily designed to serve the physical education and athletic program needs of AMS; however it also provides additional meeting space for community groups and events. To make the facility more flexible the restrooms and concession booth can be accessed from inside and outside of the gymnasium to serve nearby outdoor track and soccer field events.
Natural daylight illuminates the interior space from the south through translucent insulated wall panels and from the north through clear glass. The bleachers and the basketball hoops and backboards are motorized and can be remotely operated to provide maximum flexibility of space.
The Ashland Middle School Classroom Building project encouraged community involvement. The programming and design process included user and community design workshops to obtain their direct input throughout design process. The final design is a three story, 51,300 square foot classroom building that included 18 classrooms, practice rooms for band, orchestra, drama, and music and a commons area with a performing stage. An example of the multi-use flexibility of the facility is the classroom/concession booth designed to serve assemblies and performances in the commons area, as well as serving as a teaching kitchen for small group cooking classes.
The design includes concrete block, tilt-up concrete panels and metal siding on the exterior and sustainable design features, such as exterior shading devices, light shelves and automatic lighting controls. This project was designed in association with Sienna Architecture.
BARD’S INN, ASHLAND, OREGON
Located in downtown Ashland within walking distance to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and other live theater, dining and galleries, the Bard’s Inn provides guests with indoor parking, exercise rooms, a restaurant and spacious lobby and lounge. Because the site is located between the historic Downtown and residential neighborhoods, the design and building massing are transitional. While larger in scale than nearby homes, ADW used traditional architectural references and materials from the historic residential neighborhoods of Ashland to create a harmonious transition between these two distinct architectural districts within the City.
MORICAL HOUSE B&B, ASHLAND, OREGON
Designed as a secret “get-away” and nestled into the natural landscape, these guest cottages at the Morical House Garden Inn offer beautiful views from every room year-round. Each cottage has an open sleeping loft, fireplace, and sunken soaking tub and stained glass windows to create an inviting and luxurious atmosphere for every guest. Just outside, intimate paths meander through the garden and to the main house where guests can have breakfast and warm themselves by the fire.
ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (MISC PROJECTS), ASHLAND, OREGON
Located nearby the Ashland Community Hospital Campus this small medical office houses a women’s health clinic and includes exam rooms, procedure rooms, and a lab. The exterior design reflects the residential scale and roof lines of the surrounding neighborhood. The interior design makes use of day lighting and warm colors and materials to create an inviting and comfortable place for patients and staff alike.
OREGON ADVANCED IMAGING (MRI), MEDFORD, OREGON
Oregon Advanced Imaging Center a 9,955 square foot building housing the most advanced State-of-the Art MRI and PET/CT scan, imaging facility in the Southern Oregon and Northern California region. A two-story day-lit central atrium space and use of rich colors and materials combine to create an inviting and energy-efficient facility for patients and staff. A porte-cochere offers covered drop-off for patients. The facility will serve mainly an out-patient population, with provisions for non-ambulatory patient visits via separate ambulance entry.
OREGON EAR, NOSE & THROAT CENTER, MEDFORD, OREGON
This two-story building is a 17,678 square foot building to house both a medical clinic and ambulatory surgery center. The first floor houses a primary care clinic to provide medical assistance to the ear, nose and throat specialties. The clinic consists of exam rooms, medical procedure rooms, auditory and allergy testing rooms, and administrative support areas. The second floor consists of an ambulatory surgery center with its own reception and waiting area, two operating rooms, pre-operation rooms, private and semi-private recovery rooms, and dirty and clean utility rooms.
The non-combustible building construction consists of a steel moment-frame structure protected by 1-hour fire resistive material, steel stud exterior curtain wall with brick veneer and steel stud full-height partition walls. Classified by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) a Type 1 facility with “critical care areas”, the ambulatory surgery center is protected by an emergency electrical system with back-up generator in a separate exterior enclosure.
ASHLAND CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH, ASHLAND, OREGON
Located nearby the Ashland Community Hospital campus this small medical office houses a women’s health clinic and includes exam rooms, procedure rooms, and a lab. The exterior design reflects the residential scale and roof lines of the surrounding neighborhood. The interior design makes use of day lighting and warm colors and materials to create an inviting and comfortable place for patients and staff alike.
SISKIYOU IMAGING, ASHLAND OREGON
Siskiyou Imaging is a state-of-the-art MRI addition to the Ashland Community Hospital. This new facility was designed to provide inpatient and outpatient MRI imaging services to the local community. Use of natural daylight, warm colors and special acoustical treatment make this imaging facility inviting and comfortable for patients, visitors and staff.
SURGERY CENTER OF SOUTHERN OREGON, MEDFORD, OREGON
The Surgery Center of Southern Oregon is a 14,300 square foot out-patient surgery facility serving the greater Southern Oregon and Northern California region. Located near the Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Oregon, this state-of-the-art facility includes four operating rooms, two endoscopy suites, post-anesthesia recovery and related support functions to assure the highest quality of patient care.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ASHLAND – REMODEL AND ADDITION, ASHLAND, OREGON-
This project was a remodel and a 10,200 sq. ft. addition to a historic church. The project included renovation to the, circa 1908, Sanctuary and addition of a new Chapel, Narthex, administrative offices and Sunday school classrooms. The church had a construction budget that could not be exceeded. A preliminary cost estimate indicated that the project, as originally designed, would exceed the budget. The team, along with members of the church, worked together to find ways to cut costs while maintaining a quality project. Construction was just completed successfully within the budget. The project won an award for historic preservation from the City of Ashland Historic Commission.
BILLINGS RANCH SUBDIVISION, ASHLAND, OREGON
These are the first group of townhouses to be located in the Billings Ranch Subdivision. This is a group of eight units located on lots 18 through 25. They vary in size from approximately 2300 sq. ft. to 2600 sq. ft. All are 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath units. Because of the sloped site they are split level with two bedrooms on the lower level, the garage on the middle level, main living, kitchen, dining on the next level with the master bedroom suite on the upper level.
A contemporary interpretation of a single-family ranch home located on Ryder Lane has a panoramic view of Emigrant Lake. The open space design, cathedral ceilings and large expanses of south facing windows create a bright, warm and inviting living space with views of the lush surrounding landscape. Passive solar thermal storage incorporated along the south exposure provides night time heating.
CONTEMPORARY HILLSIDE HOUSE, ASHLAND, OREGON
This house, which sits high in the Ashland hills above Siskiyou Boulevard, has a spectacular 180° view of the hills across the valley. The contemporary 3 bedroom, 2 story home was designed with the 2 guest bedrooms and a recreation room on the lower floor and the master bedroom suite, living, dining, kitchen and office on the main floor. Natural forms and materials, combined with large open interiors and expansive areas of glass, make this home a contemporary hilltop retreat.