Location

John Day, OR

Program

Area plan, hotel, event center, community pavilion, greenhouse

Completion

2022

Teams

Open Concept Architecture

Walker Macy

This award winning project aims to honor the history of John Day while helping to creating new economic engines for the future. Nestled in the mountains of eastern Oregon, the community was originally propelled by the ranching, mining, and timber industries, but has endured three decades of steady population decline. Additionally, the disruption to the natural resource economy in the 1990s left the City struggling economically.

We are currently partnering with the City of John Day and Walker Macy on an award-winning community development and design plan called the Innovation Gateway Project to help improve the community.

Our contribution is a new 50-room hotel and event center which will allow for long term guests to enjoy the amenities John Day has to offer.

Leaders like Nick Green, City Manager of the City of John Day and Zachary Mannheimer, founder and CEO of Alquist 3D are pushing the boundaries of the industry and making an incredible impact. The community is experimenting with greenhouse and using wastewater to grow produce and improve livability. We are so proud to be able to play a part in the transformation. Learn more about how the future of home building in Oregon is about to change this year with the first ever Oregon 3D printed home!

site plan
The existing building was built as the Metropolitan Community Church. Its distinctive Arts and Crafts steeple and bracketed gables making this building a landmark in that area.
perspective from southeast

Yamhill Carlton High School Tiger Dome Addition

Location

Cloverdale, OR

SCALE

40,745 Sq Ft

Service

General Contracting

Program

Public Works

Completion

2021

Teams

O’Brien & Company

Day CPM

DLR Group

ZCS Engineering & Architecture

We had the opportunity to complete the Tiger Dome Project for the Yamhill Carlton High School. The project initially began in 2016 and was halted, and we helped bring the project to the finish line.

The Tiger Dome is the school’s gym where students, faculty, and families gather to enjoy competitive sports from on and off the stands. Playing sports can teach many life lessons such as teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, responsibility, and self-discipline. Sports in school help prepare students to face the challenges of life, and they enhance physical and mental abilities of students which helps them achieve their goals. We were reminded of these benefits when building out this project among the many other gyms we renovated for coastal schools.

The build out involved installation and finish of interior wall coverings, full installation of rough-in plumbing and plumbing fixtures for restrooms, sinks, and showers, installation of lighting systems, data cables, and any required fire alarm system, and installation of lockers and locker room seating areas.

Tillamook East Elementary

Location

Garibaldi, OR

SCALE

28,300 Sq Ft

Service

Construction Management/

General Contracting

Program

Public Works

Completion

2019

Teams

O’Brien & Company

ZCS Engineering and Architecture

More than 1,000 school buildings are at a high or very high risk of collapse in an earthquake, according to a 9-year-old Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries survey.

With many school buildings on the Oregon Coast, they are older structures and may not be safe for the students and faculty especially should an earthquake or tsunami ever occur.

Luckily, the school districts took action and to date, $5,496,977 in bond dollars and $3,861,933 in seismic dollars have been spent district-wide including Tillamook East Elementary.

The CM/GC project involved a large seismic retrofit of school classrooms, offices, the cafeteria, and the gymnasium.

Garibaldi Elementary

Location

Garibaldi, OR

SCALE

28,300 Sq Ft

Service

Construction Management/

General Contracting

Program

Public Works

Completion

2019

Teams

O’Brien & Company

ZCS Engineering and Architecture

In the summer of 2019, we partnered with the Neah-Kah-Nie (NKN) School District on many seismic upgrades to a variety of their schools including Garibaldi Grade School.

What’s particular unique about this project is that about 70% of our Coast team members reside in Tillamook County. Several of those team members have attended NKN school district schools themselves, and 35% have children and/or even grandchildren that are currently attending those schools. With strong ties to this school district, our team took great pride in working on these school projects that directly impacts our coastal community.

The CM/GC project involved a large seismic retrofit of the school gymnasium and the school exterior and became one of our first of many seismic retrofits for that community.

photo from garibaldi day parade

Camp Howard Elsie Franz Finley Welcome Center

Location

Corbett, OR

SCALE

7,000 Sq Ft

Service

General Contracting

Program

Education/Commercial

COST

$2.8 million

Completion

2021

Teams

O’Brien & Company

Soderstrom Architects

The dream of building the Franz Finley Welcome Center at CYO/Camp Howard was made possible by a woman named Elsie Franz Finley who provided the leading gift.

The Franz Finley Welcome Center is in the heart of camp and close to the action. The center contains a health center, year-round offices and meeting space for CYO/Camp Howard staff, public restrooms, and a welcome area to greet all visitors, including rental group members. The building also houses an updated camp store that can be open year-round.

Construction of the new center required the removal of the old shower house and the camp store. The new restroom facilities in these units will include showers, eliminating the need for the 65 year-old shower house.

Elsie blessed Camp Howard and many thousands of youth with her generosity. Her impact will be felt by generations to come. Gone from this earth, Elsie Franz Finley will not be forgotten.
While Elsie passed away in 2018, she will be forever remembered as a pioneering businesswoman, loving wife and sister, friend, community leader and philanthropist.

Process

Seaside Civic & Convention Center

Location

Seaside, OR

SCALE

55,000 Sq Ft

Service

General Contracting

Program

Public Works

Completion

2021

Teams

O’Brien & Company

Holst Architecture

Glumac (MEP, lighting, IT)

engineering partners

Acoustic Design Studio

KPFF Consulting Engineers

Magnusson Klemencic

After 45 years and an increase in visitors, it was time for a large renovation of the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. The expansion added 19 percent more space for events, maintenance facilities and storage capacity totaling 55,000 square feet.

The project involved renovations and upgrades to ballrooms, offices, lighting, storage, and plumbing. It also included a new lobby, a second plaza, a 35 percent expansion to the Necanicum Ballroom, new meeting spaces and several new entrances. The project was completed in several phases, and the building remained operational throughout the entire renovation process.

Keeping the convention center fully operational throughout construction was one of the largest challenges. The team worked closely with the Fire Marshall and other officials to ensure proper exits and access points were approved and safe for the community. As an example, the team built the staircase to be both safe and aesthetically pleasing and to minimize any disruption during paid events.

The O’Brien guys have been outstanding and very professional. I couldn’t wish for a better group of on task and dedicated staff. My personal note of thanks and gratitude to you and all of the staff behind the scenes for making this project a reality!


Russell Vandenberg, CVE
General Manager Seaside Civic & Convention Center

We are proud to share that this project took 3rd place for the Public Parks/Spaces category for the 2021 DJC TopProjects Awards.

Process