John Day, OR


Modular Cabins




O’Brien & Company

Open Concept Architecture

A project that honors the history of John Day, Oregon, but also a project that shines light on the future. We are currently designing 8 modular cabins that will become a top destination in the Pacific Northwest. The cabins will appear like beacons in the light and will offer a symbolic presence when you drive into John Day. The cabins will provide a new energy to the redeveloping town.

The cabins will be sustainably made from timber and will have insulated floors, walls, and roofs to create high-performance buildings that are also comfortable from the local elements. Each cabin will offer a skylight to stargaze, access to a bird habitat-focused and native plant courtyard, and a sense of privacy in an urban setting. The buildings will sit on eco-friendly helical piers which provide the benefit of minimal-to-no site damage. Screw-pile systems do not require soil cutting, which helps keep the project site clean and intact.