Griffin Construction / Steele Associates Win Emigrant Creek Interagency Fire Facility & Condon School District


(Site/floor plan concept | Rendering courtesy of Steele Associates Architects)

The Design-Build Team of Griffin Construction and Steele Associates Architects have been awarded the Emigrant Creek Interagency Fire Facility.

After a competitive public solicitation process, Griffin Construction is the project leader and Steele Associates is their architect.

The Emigrant Creek Ranger District compound is located on seven acres in Hines, Oregon.  The intent of this project is to replace the existing converted residences with a new 14,800-square-foot facility that may consist of one or more buildings for the Burns Interagency Fire Zone.

“We’re honored to be selected for the Emigrant Creek Interagency Fire Facility because it plays such a critical role in the fire safety of our region. We really enjoy working with first responders and designing and constructing facilities that help them do their jobs. Our team is excited and ready to begin work on this important facility,” stated Samuel Griffin (team leader) and Scott Steele, president of Steele Associates Architects.

In another transaction, Steele Associates has been selected to design a new grade school for Condon School District, in Condon, Oregon. The solicitation brought competing firms throughout Oregon and Washington, and Steele was selected by a unanimous vote.

Steele Associates will be providing architectural design and construction project management services in accordance with the Request For Proposal. The new grade school will replace the venerable old grade school that served the community of Condon well, but was past the point of cost-effective repair.

The new school will be located adjacent to the existing high school for efficiency of transportation and also to prepare meals for the high school from the new full service kitchen in the grade school.

“We’re thrilled to be selected for the new school and we intend to help the Condon School Board deliver a great new school that will provide a wonderful place of learning for generations in their community. We felt an instant connection when we interviewed and we have found their stakeholder group to be outstanding and passionate people who care deeply about their students and community,” said Steele. 

The Steele Associates design team includes Darek Olson, Tom Bardwell, Steve Olson, Wayne Harney, Shirley Bircher and Scott Steele.



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