Construction Review 2013



Top Commercial Projects include Data Center, Medical and Senior Facilities, Schools, Trucking Company & Madras City Hall

Cascade Business News is proud to recognize Central Oregon’s top commercial construction projects completed over the past year. The projects include medical buildings, both public and private secondary schools, senior retirement centers and memory care residences, some small retail centers, an eye surgery institute, the Central Oregon Truck Company facility, a new Veterans Affairs Clinic and the Madras City Hall/Police State & Public Plaza.

The $10 million remodel of the Redmond High School tops the project in construction costs. Skanska USA Building provided the finishing touches to a major overhaul of Redmond High School in time for the fall semester, after a modernization program was ushered in with the help of fortuitous timing and prudent management of public funds.

Buoyed by sponsor family donations and community support topping $6.5 million in capital contributions, a new home for Cascades Academy emerged amid a 21-acre natural park-like setting by the banks of the Deschutes River in Tumalo.  The environmentally-conscious 28,000 square foot school and 11,000 square foot gymnasium buildings features an innovative geothermal ground source heating system fed via some 4.5 miles of piping below the field.  

The long-cherished vision of a new City Hall and Police Station in Madras was realized with an instantly iconic landmark providing a fresh modern face for the community. The 15,000 square foot municipal hub, designed by Steele Associates Architects as part of a coordinated master plan, includes a welcoming public plaza.

An innovative new memory care service specializing in optimizing quality of life for residents dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss was been launched as part of a 38,000 square foot expansion of  Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village facility.

The total construction costs for the projects reviewed in this issue tops $55 million that has been invested in our region. The variety of industries represented helps our community to grow and prosper.

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.


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