Address Total SF/​Office SF Rate/Cost Description
Wilsonville City Hall
29799 SW Town Center Loop
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

Specht Development completed this $11,500,000 project in October, 2006. The 7-acre development included a two-story, 30,000 square foot building with Emergency Operations Center and parking for staff and visitors, the extension of Courtside Drive and widening of Town Center Loop East. The design of the site and building allow for a future 10,000 sf building addition and the development of a remaining 1.9 acre parcel.

The city hall’s structure consists of a steel framework with concrete block pilasters. The exterior features red brick with well delineated columns to enhance the building’s civic presence. While the owner choose to forego the expense of LEED certification, many green features were incorporated into the project, which resulted in a 25 percent to 30 percent reduction in energy usage.

Portland Dermatology Clinic
1414 NW Northrup
Portland, Oregon 97209

Specht Development, Inc. was hired by the owner of the nine-story Machine Works building to oversee tenant improvements for the Portland Dermatology Clinic. The improvements include numerous exam rooms, several surgery rooms, a pathology lab, and other improvements necessary to create a fully functioning dermatology clinic.

The Machine Works building in northwest Portland totals 113,000 square feet of office, medical and retail space. It earned a LEED® Gold certification and features an eco-roof as well as many other sustainable attributes.

Lovejoy Block One
1303 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Block 1 contains a nine-story, 290,000 square foot mixed-use building with ground floor retail, four levels of parking, and 3 levels of office. The ground floor retail will be mostly occupied by a full-service Safeway grocery store. As one of the first Safeway stores to be located in a dense urban area, the project team had to overcome many unique challenges with such a facility. The building was constructed using an innovative pre-cast system, being built out of over 2,400 pieces of pre-cast concrete. This method was new to this type of building and required a well-coordinated effort between all project team members to successfully implement.

The entire project achieved LEED® Gold Certification and includes the following sustainable building features: 

  • An ecoroof on the top of the tower, reducing storm water runoff and reducing the heat island effect.
  • Recycling of construction materials from demolished structures (including creating benches for pedestrians from the wooden beams removed from the prior structure).
  • Recycling of construction waste materials.
  • Remediation and redevelopment of a brownfield site. 
 
 

Lovejoy Block Two
1333 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Block 2 consists of a 329,000 square foot, 16-story residential building with ground-floor retail. The building offers a unique, multi-level structure, with a variety of for-rent residential product types and an integrated parking structure for residents. The building’s exterior features glass and brick with metal panel accents. A green roof garden is available for tenant use.

The entire project achieved LEED® Gold Certification and includes the following sustainable building features:

  •  An ecoroof on the top of the tower, reducing storm water runoff and reducing the heat island effect.
  • Recycling of construction materials from demolished structures (including creating benches for pedestrians from the wooden beams removed from the prior structure).
  • Recycling of construction waste materials.
  • Remediation and redevelopment of a brownfield site.
  • An ecoroof on the top of the tower, reducing storm water runoff and reducing the heat island effect.
  • Recycling of construction materials from demolished structures (including creating benches for pedestrians from the wooden beams removed from the prior structure).
  • Recycling of construction waste materials.
  • Remediation and redevelopment of a brownfield site.

 

 

 

McCormick & Schmick’s
1414 NW Northrup
Portland, Oregon 97209

Specht Development was hired to manage the tenant improvement construction of McCormick & Schmick’s new corporate headquarters located in Portland’s Pearl District. The seafood restaurant company leased 19,285 SF of office space in the Machine Works building and will house a staff of more than 100 people.

The Machine Works building is a mixed-use office development incorporating four levels of Class A office space with a state-of-the-art LA Fitness facility and three levels of parking. The building is pursuing LEED Gold certification and was developed by MachineWorks LLC.  The building, which was completed in January 2009, totals 112,000 square feet and had 70,844 square feet of office space available for lease before McCormick & Schmick’s signed their lease.
 

Hillsboro Civic Center
150 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

 
The City of Hillsboro Civic Center in downtown Hillsboro is an intricate complex on three city blocks spanning a MAX light rail line. The centerpiece is the City Hall and adjoining plazas, located at First Avenue and Main Street, but the mixed-use project also features 120 units of affordable and market rate apartments, commercial offices and retail space.
 
The five-story Class A office building serves as City Hall and includes the auditorium that also functions as the City Council chamber. The connecting two-story Plaza Building consists of 5,400 SF of ground floor retail space and 17,000 SF of Class A office space. The development consolidates numerous city agencies, and also provides a cultural center for Hillsboro residents and visitors.
 
Specht was required to design the project to achieve at least a Silver LEED® Certification. However, we attained a LEED® Gold rating by incorporating many unique sustainable elements within the building, including indirect lighting, superior energy efficiency, air quality monitoring, high levels of regional and recycled materials, a reflective roof system, high efficiency irrigation system, and enhancement of alternative transportation options. The Hillsboro Civic Center was only the second building of its type to receive this certification, joining Seattle’s City Hall as the two most sustainable City Halls in the country.

Indian Health Services
1414 NW Northrup Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Specht Development, Inc. was hired by the owner of the nine-story Machine Works building to oversee tenant improvements for Indian Health Services. The improvements include private offices, open offices and conference rooms.

The Machine Works building in northwest Portland totals 113,000 square feet of office, medical and retail space. It earned a LEED® Gold certification and features an eco-roof as well as many other sustainable attributes.