Location

Portland, OR

SCALE

Tenant Improvement

Completion

2018

ARCHITECT

Osmose Design

If you ever stop believing in magic, eat some ice cream

Much more than a scoop of ice cream, Salt & Straw developed a unique approach using ice cream to provide people with a moment of happiness and connection to their surrounding community.

O’Brien worked with Salt & Straw on a series of remodeling projects, including the 2019 renovation of their shop on Portland’s iconic NW 23rd Avenue.  Housed in the Esquire building, the community connections are literally historic with a variety of theaters, coffee shops, and ice cream parlors – or at least they called the backdoor entrance an “ice parlor” during prohibition.

The comprehensive renovation was carefully designed and constructed for Salt & Straw’s special storefront where on any given day, they are scooping at least 36 ever-changing flavors.

Location

Portland, OR

SCALE

30,000 Sq Ft

Completion

2025

Architect

Open Concept Architecture

Engineer

Eclipse Engineering

HVAC

Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning

Other SUbcontractor

ADK Electric

CH Kruse Plumbing

RWDI

NV5

MFIA Engineers

Our work with Accretech goes beyond the production of precision measuring systems and focuses on the people who make them. A biophilic design that centers wood elements creates a space where people enjoy working while using sustainable materials and building systems.

Communication across cultures and disciplines defines our work on this project. Working with Accretech, we came to understand form, function, and human well-being not as separate concepts, but as parts of a holistic approach to their work.

Rendering of the main entrance to the Accretech Facility, framed and accented by wood elements.
A cross section view of the Accretech facility, showing the first-floor production level, offices on the second floor, and its mass-timber construction.
A CROSS SECTION VIEW OF THE ACCRETECH FACILITY, SHOWING THE FIRST-FLOOR PRODUCTION LEVEL, OFFICES ON THE SECOND FLOOR, AND ITS MASS-TIMBER CONSTRUCTION.

Process

Amélie Med Spa

Location

Tigard, OR

Service

General Contracting

Program

Retail/Office

Completion

2021

Teams

O’Brien & Company

PHOTOS BY

Emily Vandehey

Amélie Med Spa is a female-owned, body-positive med spa serving Portland. They like to say that they’re in the business of helping people look and feel their very best. The spa’s mission is to empower their clients through cosmetic treatments.

The spa offers a clean yet inviting feel through the use of warm wood features and bright walls. The build out involved several small rooms and sections for various services the salon provides including before and after photography.

Alexandroff Dental

Location

Warrenton, OR

SCALE

4,036 Sq Ft

Service

General Contracting

Program

Retail, Office

Completion

2016

Teams

O’Brien & Company

Iselin Architects

This husband- and wife-owned dental office is a practice unlike any other. We provided both design and build services for this project. The warm lighting, fireplace in the lobby, and open-air setting provide visibility from the lobby through most of the office. Lighting floods into the whole building, creating a calming and relaxing atmosphere for patients.

Patient rooms feature natural wood floors and architectural details offer an inviting space for any visitor of the facility.

Ocean Spa

Location

Cannon Beach, OR

Service

General Contracting

Program

Retail

Completion

2015

Teams

O’Brien & Company

Open Concept Architecture

Tucked away on Hemlock Street in Cannon Beach, Ocean Spa greets every visitor with a living wall and a bright space. We designed and built this spa to offer a variety of services such as massage therapy, skin care services, and nail and body treatments.

Pair a pleasing coastal ambiance with vaulted ceilings, large skylights, and deep wood fixtures makes the spa welcoming and relaxing. Every room cohesively works together with the same flooring, wall color, lighting, and window treatments. With the variety of services, the spa offers, we built out specific treatment rooms and a sauna. Inside, the steam room and shower presented a unique construction challenge, requiring their own water tank and access panels.

Fresh Foods Cannon Beach

Location

Cannon Beach, OR

SCALE

10,000 Sq Ft

Program

Commercial, Grocery

Completion

2016

Teams

Open Concept Architecture

O’Brien & Company

In 2012, our team completed the construction of Manzanita Fresh Foods. With the success of their first store, Fresh Foods was ready to expand to in 2015. Our team designed and built the first full-service grocery store in Cannon Beach, making history. The building has high ceilings, ample natural light from windows, and interior and exterior wood.