(Members of the Juniper Ridge Public Works Campus design and construction team visit the site of the future municipal infrastructure headquarters on the north side of Bend. The design-build project will preserve the natural landscape through the protection of existing topography, trees and rock outcroppings where feasible and feature sustainable and energy efficient design and construction | Photo courtesy of Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company)
Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company (KNCC) and Hennebery Eddy Architects were selected by the City of Bend to design and construct its new Juniper Ridge Public Works Campus that will bring together the City’s engineering and infrastructure planning, fleet, transportation and mobility and utilities functions, currently in three separate locations. The 26.5-acre site will include administrative and employee support spaces, fleet maintenance, shop and warehouse facilities, vehicle wash and storage spaces and other specialized areas, and will improve efficiencies among municipal functions.
The City selected the team for a progressive design-build project delivery partnership, which allows all parties to collaborate from the beginning of the effort. The streamlined design decision-making and communication between owner, designer and contractor results in faster project completion and leverages everyone’s expertise from early design through occupancy. Kirby Nagelhout and Hennebery Eddy, both with offices in Bend, have experience together in design-build project delivery, and are well-versed in sustainable, energy-efficient and net-positive design in Central Oregon’s unique, high-desert climate. They have partnered on other projects in Oregon.
“We are inspired by the City of Bend’s commitment to creating an equitable, inclusive workplace and doing so in an environmentally responsible manner that respects the physical site and surroundings of the campus,” said Hennebery Eddy, associate principal Camilla Cok, AIA, who is leading the design work. “Central Oregon is a special place and connecting people to nature through the workplace is a unique opportunity.”
“The City of Bend has set a high bar for their Juniper Ridge Campus,” said Mike Custer, KNCC senior project manager and lead project manager for the Juniper Ridge project. “As a leading design-build contractor, Kirby Nagelhout Construction is extremely proud to be part of the City’s vision to deliver the best value program for its employees, the local construction community and the community.”
Kirby Nagelhout and Hennebery Eddy are collocated for the Juniper Public Works Campus project. Design work began in early 2022; the City of Bend anticipates construction completion in late 2025.
Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company (KNCC) was founded in Bend in 1986 and has grown to become one of Oregon’s largest contractors, consistently in the DJC’s top 15. In 2014, KNCC expanded across the state with permanent ofﬁces in Portland and Pendleton. Our staff of over 150 employees works on more than 75 projects a year throughout the state. We are well-versed in Oregon public contracting with active CM/GC, Progressive Design-Build and Lump Sum projects always in progress. When it comes to construction — quality, safety and successful budget management will always be our top priorities.
About Hennebery Eddy Architects:
With offices in Portland, Oregon and Bend, and Bozeman, Montana, Hennebery Eddy Architects is an architectural, interior design and planning firm with a specialty focus on historic resources and net-positive design solutions. Hennebery Eddy is recognized as a JUST Organization under the International Living Future Institute’s 2.0 program, reflective of the firm’s long-standing commitment to sustainable design and social responsibility. In 2018 and 2019, the firm was named to Architect Magazine’s Architect 50 and is a recipient of the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Firm Award. Hennebery Eddy’s 80 architectural, interior design, historic preservation and administrative staff serve clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.