Central Oregon Construction Review 2014 Top Commercial Projects


Cascade Business News is proud to recognize Central Oregon’s top commercial construction projects completed over the past year. There were six projects completed in 2014 with a permit cost of over $10 million including Deschutes County Jail, COCC Redmond Technology Center, Madras Performing Arts Center, St. Charles Cancer Center, Warm Springs Elementary and the Hampton Hotel (the only building that is not a public facility). (See the December 17, 2014 issue of Cascade Business News for complete projects).

This year’s projects also include a church, two Walgreens and a Wilco, three breweries, elementary school, two hotels, two manufacturing companies, three healthcare centers, a large retail store remodel, a performing arts center, auto dealer expansion, an aircraft collection facility, a jail, a technology center, rock gym and the nonprofit Restore.

The $18.1 million Warm Springs K-8 Elementary School tops the completed projects for 2014. A long-cherished vision of educational opportunity for Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs students came to fruition with the completion of a state-of-the-art school on tribal lands. The 80,000 square foot Warm Springs Academy features modern science and computer labs – supporting a technology-rich curriculum – together with art and music rooms, a spacious gymnasium and gathering spaces including a community room accessible for public use and various cultural references dotted throughout recognizing the tribal community’s rich heritage and traditions.

The $12.9 million St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend is a comprehensive cancer center where all services are available in one location serving all of Central Oregon. Following two years of fundraising, the St. Charles Foundation exceeded its $5.7 million campaign goal to help fund the construction of an integrated cancer center. Designed as a full-service facility, services at the cancer center ranges from screening, diagnosis and treatment (including radiation and chemotherapy) to follow-up care and survivor services. St. Charles’ cancer services continue to be a leader in health care in outcomes and survival rates for people with cancer.

The long-cherished vision of a performing arts center for Madras came to life with one of the most technologically advanced venues of its type in the state with a 600-seat auditorium. The facility is on the leading edge of performing arts technology and includes automated controls for lighting and sound, programmable light sequencing and the ability to operate remotely. Energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling are all major features of the building.

The total construction costs for the projects reviewed in this issue tops $106 million that has been invested in our region. Note that several other commercial projects were completed during the year but owners/developers were not able to provide us with the details of the construction projects.

Many thanks to all of the owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers and subcontractors who took the time to provide us with much of this information.

BasX Solutions Redmond, SunWest Builders, Pinnacle Architecture, Estimated permit costs $1.1 million

Bend Memorial Clinic, SunWest Builders, CIDA, Inc. Architects, $ N/A

Bend Rock Gym, Bend, Empire Construction and Development, Cost: $1.28 million

COCC Redmond Technology Education Center, Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company, BBT Architects, Cost: $12.5 million

Deschutes County Jail Addition, Bend, Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company, Steele Associates Architects, Permit Issue 2013 $10.3 million

Erickson Aircraft Collection Facility, Madras, CS Construction, Steele Associates Architects, $ N/A

Hampton Hotel, Bend, Ameritel Inns Inc., Design Resources, Boise, Idaho, $12 million

Lithia Honda Expansion & Remodel Bend, Contractor: SunWest Builders, Neal Huston & Associates Architects $1.9 million

Madras Performing Arts Center, Skanska USA, BBT Architects, $11.3 million

Neff Place, Bend, SunWest Builders, BLRB Architects, $2.5 million

ReStore Bend Area Habitat for Humanity, CS Construction, Architect: Stemach Design & Architecture, $1.7 million

Ross Dress for Less, Bend, SunWest Builders, Steele & Associates Architects, Permit Cost 2014 $569, 779

St. Charles Cancer Center, Bend, Howard S. Wright Construction, ZGF Architects LLP, $12.9 million

St. Charles Women’s Health Center, Redmond, Skanska USA Building, BBT Architects, $804,000

Sunriver Brewing Company, R&H Construction, Lenity Architecture, $

Suterra – Bend, CS Construction, Blaise Cacciola Architects, Permit Issued 2013 $5.5 million

Team Unify, Bend, Empire Construction and Development, $1.6 million

Tetherow Lodges, Bend, SunWest Darren Thomas Architect, Permits Issued 2013 $5.2 million

Three Creeks Brewing Co., Sisters, Ascent Architecture & Interiors, Architect, Curt Kallberg Contractor, $N/A

Trinity Episcopal Church, Bend, Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company, DKA Architecture & Design, $2.1 million

Walgreens #15674 Bend, Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company, Baysinger Partners, $2.65 million

Walgreens #15675 Bend, SunWest Builders, BRS Architects $N/A

Warm Springs K-8 Elementary School, Kirby Nagelhout Construction, BBT Architects, $18.1 million

Wilco Bend, Bend, SunWest Builders, Novak Architecture, Inc., Permit Issue 2014 $3.5 million

Wild Ride Brewing, Redmond, SunWest Builders, Ascent Architecture, $300,000


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