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INNOVA NEWS


PRESS RELEASE

"Joining INNOVA Architects is an
exciting prospect," says ORB Architects
Principal, Geoff Anderson

ORB Architects joins
INNOVA Architects

May, 2015


SENIOR HOUSING

"INNOVA is currently in the design
process for senior housing and senior
care facilities between Hawaii and the
Western US having an aggregate
construction cost of over $170 million
dollars." said Paul McCormick,
CEO of INNOVA.

Linden Village Assisted Living Care
and Memory Care passes EDG2

Seattle, Washington


INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSES

Food Lifeline


Completed warehouses for the "The Hunger Solution Center" project showcased on website.


Washington Tractors


We are building a multi-use facility in Sumner. The facility (in progress) can be seen at 1:31 into this new brand video. We are also proud to honor those who work the longest of days.







Company Design Awards

Jim Tsang, AIA

Open International Design Competition
One of six finalists from 54 award winning international entries
$300 Million - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Master Plan

Honor Design Award - AIA SW Washington Chapter
Tacoma/Pierce County YMCA, Lakewood Branch

Honor Design Award - AIA SW Washington Chapter
State Capitol Visitor Information Center, Olympia, WA

Honor Design Award - AIA SW Washington Chapter
Bonney Lake Library, Bonney Lake, WA

Honor Design Award - AIA SW Washington Chapter
Takopid Indian Health Center, Puyallup, Washington

Design Excellence Award - First Place
Society of American Military Engineers
David L. Stone General Education Center at Fort Lewis, Washington

Outstanding Design Award - Washington Trust For Historic Preservation
Carnegie Library- Tacoma Library System- Main Branch, Tacoma, Washington

U.S. Navy EFA Northwest Certificate of Appreciation
Miscellaneous Repairs at NRC, Seattle, Washington

Award for excellence in Masonry Design for Educational Facilities

Central Washington University- New Science Building, Ellensburg, Washington
Masonry Institute of Washington

Robert Fraser Masonry Design Award
Central Washington University- Black Hall, Ellensburg, Washington
Masonry Industry Promotion Group of Spokane

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Rehabilitation
State Historical Preservation Office- Whole House Repairs, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington

Army "Medal for Public Service"
5th Army HQ Office Design, Fort Lewis, Washington

U.S. Navy EFA Northwest Certificate of Appreciation
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Whole House Repairs

"Design 99" Award - Nursing Home Magazine
Kin-On Health Center, Published in March 1999 Issue

Vista Award Honorable Mention
Health Care Management/ American Hospital
Association's American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Takopid Indian Health Center, Puyallup, Washington

Design Excellence Award - Art Mobility Command
Child Development Center at McChord Air Force Base, Washington

Selected for Exhibition of School Architecture
Annual Convention of the American Association of School Administrators
Silver Ridge Elementary - "School of the Future"

First Place - Great American Facades Design Award
American Manufacturers Association- Commercial New Construction
BMW Northwest, Inc. Fife, Washington

INDUSTRIAL AWARDS

Valley South Corporate Park - Industrial Development of the Year (SIOR 1998)

Valley South Corporate Park - Industrial Development of the Year (NAIOP 1998)

Centralia North Corporate Park - Industrial Development of the Year (SIOR 2006)

Centralia North Corporate Park - Industrial Development of the Year (NAIOP 2007)

William Polk, FAIA

Outstanding Design Award by
Redmond City Design Review Board
Redmond Town Center Macy’s Store

Outstanding Example of Excellence Award
Redmond Town Center Macy’s Store
Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association (WACA)

Facility of the Year Award
West Seattle Shurgard
“Mini-storage Messenger,” a trade magazine

Award of Excellence – Pre-cast Concrete
Intrawest Savings & Loan, Redmond Branch
Washington Pre-cast Concrete Association

National Award for Excellence
First Federal Savings of Walla Walla
Pre-stressed Concrete Institute USA

Community Beautification Award
West Auburn Senior High School Additions
City of Auburn

ORB Awards & Recognition

U.S. Air Force Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
2011 Concept Design Honor Award
Military Family Housing Development – Eielson AFB, Alaska

Recreation Management Feature Article
Memorial Competition Pool, Leisure Pool, Spray Pad, and Bathhouse – Pasco, Washington

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
National Excellence in Construction Award
Denali Village Army Family Replacement Housing – Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Washington Recreation & Park Association: Special Use Facility Spotlight Award
Metro Parks Tacoma Sprayparks at Jefferson Park, South Park, and McKinley Playfield – Tacoma, Washington

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Seattle-Mount Tacoma Posts:
Bronze Award for Design Excellence, Small Business
Demolish and Replace 132 Military Family Housing Units – Eielson AFB, Alaska

Aquatics International: Leisure Pool Dream Design
Othello Community Pool – Othello, Washington

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Seattle-Mount Tacoma Posts:
Silver Award for Design Excellence, Small Business
Siku Basin Army Family Housing – Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Aquatics International: Leisure Pool Dream Design
Othello Community Pool – Othello, Washington

Aquatics International: Sprayparks Dream Design
Metro Parks Tacoma Sprayparks at Jefferson Park, South Park, and McKinley Playfield – Tacoma, Washington

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: Project of the Week
Fife Swim Center Renovations – Fife, Washington

Washington Recreation & Park Association: Special Use Facility Spotlight Award
Stewart Heights Outdoor Zero-Depth Pool and Community Facility – Tacoma, Washington

Aquatics International: Multi-Use Facility Dream Design
Tri-Cities Regional Aquatic Facility Conceptual Design – Tri-Cities, Washington

National Council on Senior Housing: Honorable Mention Award
Houser Terrace Senior Housing – Renton, Washington

University of Washington: Excellent Overall Level of Performance
Stevens Court Addition Student Housing Design-Build Project – Seattle, Washington

University of Idaho: Excellent Overall Level of Performance
Family Housing and Early Childhood Learning Center Design-Build Project – Moscow, Idaho

Outstanding Effort
Design in excess of $6 million: New and Renovation Housing Construction, Renton Housing Authority – Renton, Washington

ORB Commendations & Certificates

Performance Evaluation: Excellent rating for the Repair of Building 2013 – Fort Lewis, Washington. ORB performed "...extraordinary and successful design efforts in completing the design documents for renovation of Historic Building 2013 at Fort Lewis, Washington. ORB exhibited a cooperative and professional approach in addressing the owner's design requirements."
United States Navy at Submarine Base Bangor

Performance Evaluation: Above Average rating for the remodel of kitchens and bathrooms in 741 multifamily housing units for the United States Navy at Submarine Base Bangor, Washington. The project was phased over a 5 year period.

Project Rating: Excellent – In Recognition of Exemplary Performance, Detachment Support Building P-190T, Sub Base Bangor, Washington. The Certificate of Appreciation was awarded by Naval Facilities Engineering Command for, "...exceptional quality control, meeting cost limitations, execution of schedules, cooperativeness and responsiveness."
Captain D. F. Walsh, Commanding Officer

Project Rating: Excellent – In Recognition of Exemplary Performance, Container Holding Yards, Port Hadlock, Washington. The Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Naval Facilities Engineering Command for "...always displaying a 'can-do' and 'will-do' attitude to reduce an extremelly tight design schedule, aggressively and efficiently researching needed information and utilizing foresight to prevent questions up front." Additionally, "(facilitated) government decision-making on controversial issues by anticipating and diligently providing additional needed information early in the design schedule. Displayed excellent responsiveness, cooperation, and conscientiousness to insure the Government received a high quality product."
Captain D. K. Gebert, Civil Engineer Corps, USN, Commanding Officer


ORB Testimonials

UPGRADES AT SIX KING COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY PROPERTIES
"ORB Architects has always been sensitive to the overall project requirements, budget, impacts, and needs of the KCHA staff and residents. Their designs are pleasing without costing a huge amount for construction."
Steve Jefferis, Project Manager, KCHA

ARMY FAMILY REPLACEMENT HOUSING AT FORT WAINWRIGHT
"ORB Architects has performed outstanding services as the Architect of Record on our design-build team. ORB's work has been exceptionally creative, while at the same time attentive to constructability considerations to enable the delivery of best value to our federal government clients. ORB Architects is a very nimble firm, which produces very accurate drawings and associated work product on time and on budget - without exception. Finally, working with ORB's principals has been and continues to be a rewarding, enjoyable, and refreshing experience."
Jake Jacobson, Executive Vice President, Osborne Construction Company

SPOKANE VALLEY POOL UPGRADES AT VALLEY MISSION, PARK ROAD, AND TERRACE VIEW POOLS
"Thank you for an outstanding job at the public meetings and for your informative presentation to City Council. From my perspective, it couldn't have gone any smoother. Thank you for listening carefully to the public and delivering a plan that is tailor-made to the City of Spokane Valley. My compliments to ORB."
Mike Jackson, Deputy City Director, City of Spokane Valley

PORTLAND MULTI-SITE COMBINED POOL UPGRADES
"You guys did a great job on finding just the right balance for Pier Pool-it looks great. I understand that attendance has doubled."
Richard Bosch, Former Project Manager, Portland Parks & Recreation

MULTIPLE PROJECTS
"ORB was able to quickly and efficiently provide the necessary relevant information to maintain the rapid pace of the building construction required by the client."
Reginald Hartso, President, Straightline Construction

DEER PARK RECREATION AND AQUATIC FACILITY
"You and your folks were great to work with!"
Roger Krieger, Director of Community Services, City of Deer Park

STEWART HEIGHTS OUTDOOR ZERO-DEPTH POOL
"I've been managing projects for 20 years now, but I've never seen such a complex project combined with such a short timeline and so many hurdles to cross. I feel the success of this project is directly due to the professionalism of you and the team you assembled. You met all of your target dates, were able to keep within a constantly changing budget, and navigated through a myriad of obstacles thrown your way. The result is a project that the community is very proud of, and you should be, too."
Curtis L. Hancock, Project Manager, Metro Parks Tacoma

WHISPERING FIRS GOLF CLUBHOUSE AT McCHORD AFB
"We have worked on several projects with ORB, and they have always been good to work with. We were thrilled to team up with them on this design-build project."
Rick McDonald, Project Manager, Pease Construction

FIFE SWIMMING POOL INVESTIGATION
"We appreciated being kept informed of findings and timeliness of the process, and our staff appreciated being part of the loop."
Michael Lafreniere, Former Director, Fife Parks & Recreation

SOUTHWOOD SQUARE APARTMENTS
"KCHA can strongly recommend ORB. We are very satisfied with their performance, particularly in the areas of identifying deficiencies, developing specifications and budgets, contract administration and general overall understanding of their client's requirements."
John Batstone, Project Manager, King County Housing Authority

BELLEVUE WARM WATER POOL
"ORB's patience and support through a very long design and construction process is to be commended."
Dale Cook, Project Manager, City of Bellevue

FAWCETT SENIOR APARTMENTS RENOVATION
"Once again, ORB has been an excellent member of our team, a real problem-solver and very responsive."
Tina Hansen, Modernization Manager, Tacoma Housing Authority

BERGERSON TERRACE APARTMENTS
"ORB has done an excellent job once again for the housing authority."
Tina Hansen, Project Manager, Tacoma Housing Authority

MILITARY HOUSING AT FORT LEWIS
LETTER OF COMMENDATION: From Directorate of Engineering and Housing at Fort Lewis, Washington, for "...outstanding efforts/performance on $7.2 million of multifamily housing renovation and repair."
Mr. Jack Tate, A-E Coordinator

"M" STREET SCOPING STUDY
"Tacoma Housing Authority is very satisfied with the continuous performance of ORB Architects and I would personally recommend them as a firm that pays close attention to detail."
Tina Hansen, Modernization Manager, Tacoma Housing Authority

EVERGREEN PLAYGROUND
LETTER OF COMMENDATION: Project Rating: Excellent - In recognition of outstanding effort: Evergreen Playground, Fort Lewis, Washington. The Letter of Commendation stated, "your firm was selected to accomplish this highly sensitive project because of performance on past projects for the Seattle District... The project was scoped, negotiated and the design completed in record time. (You went beyond the call of duty by beating the scheduled design c ompletion date.) The professionalism demonstrated by your willingness to work with the entire Seattle District Team in order to insure that a quality product was provided was commendable. Thanks again for your responsiveness, your professionalism and your willingness to not only take a risk, but your ability to achieve 'the impossible'."
Lt. Colonel Rex N. Osborne, Acting District Engineer


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