The building sits kitty-corner to the Visit Bend office on Lava and within walking distance of all downtown
The owners decided to reinvest in their building, hiring Ambient Architecture, LLC, to give the 8,000-square-foot building a fresh look and reduce its overall energy consumption. Ambient’s architecture and interior design team went to work re-imaging a sustainably minded 18 NW Oregon with updated interiors, new exterior details, revised suite layouts and a contemporary character. The remodel also includes the building’s new carbon-footprint-offsetting solar array.
“We focused on improving the building’s street presence through a new pedestrian-scale canopy on the entrance and prominent street signage,” said Seth Anderson, principal architect with Ambient Architecture. “Inside, we wanted to maximize daylight usage and were able to design all second-floor offices around the existing windows.”
Ambient’s team also coordinated with Energy Trust of Oregon to secure financial incentives for the owners. The integrated energy-saving upgrades focus on occupant comfort and include new windows, insulation and an improved HVAC system,
The former home of High Lakes Medical has lots to offer potential tenants, with its desirable location, direct parkway access and great on- and off-site parking, said Erich Schultz, SIOR, of Compass Commercial, the broker representing 18 NW Oregon and its owners.
Combined with refined landscaping and exterior updates, Schultz expects the new life inside the building to reflect downtown
The remodel of 18 NW Oregon offers potential tenants suites ranging in size from 1,600 to 4,000 square feet. Construction by SunWest Builders began in early April. Project completion is slated for August.