Looking Back at 2020 and Moving Forward into 2021
Where can we find light in the never ending shade?
For there is always light,
If only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it
-Amanda Gorman, 2021
2020 was an unprecedented year on so many fronts—from a global healthcare crisis to civil unrest, we witnessed the world as we know it turn upside down.
We are thankful for our team, clients and project partners for helping our humble firm survive and continue onwards. With the support of this community, our Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center project received a 2020 AIA Honor Award.
Going into our 6th year, we are guided by light, experience, and the natural beauty of the land in which our projects inhabit.
We are looking forward to seeing what 2021 has in store, as our projects evolve from early concept through construction and design recognition.
2020 AIA Honor Award
“I think that its mission to support lifelong stewardship of the natural, cultural, and historic places is absolutely evident in every part of this design, and I really applaud this State Parks system, this community of people, and the architect for coming together to make this elegant, simple building that is so profound in this beautiful landscape and will provide great moments of community, education and gathering.”
-Marsha Maytum, of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, 2020 AIA Honor Award Judge
We would like to join her in our appreciation of the team behind this project: Oregon State Parks, Oregon Parks Forever, Walker Macy, Lund Opsahl, Tapani Construction, Sunbridge Solar, and Gabe Border.
Looking Forward to 2021
Our work at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington is nearing completion. The turn of the century military fort has transitioned from a place made for wartime defenses into a world class humanities destination focused on the visitor experience. The new Maker’s Square will provide facilities that focus on arts and education, studios and residency programs.
From planning in 2018 through construction in 2020, the new pediatric therapy center in the Snoqualmie Valley will open in 2021, serving families, children and the community on a meadow along Kimball Creek.
Completing the vision of the Railway History Campus, the Roundhouse Gallery will house restored locomotives and train cars, classrooms, a model railway, and an extended museum archive.
The historic Georgetown Steam Plant is preparing for a new life as a museum and event space. As we start 2021, we are working with communities and partners who will envision the next 100 years for this facility.
Construction for the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station is 75% complete. The structures and landscape will be completed through 2021 with the facility beginning operations in 2022.
We are thrilled to work with the team at Dovetail General Contractors to bring this forest home in the Cascade Foothills to life.
On the boards for construction in 2021, this family retreat will nestle into the boulders, big trees, and golden mountain light of Yosemite National Park.