A new contemporary architectural gem in downtown Portland, Oregon, the 12th & Morrison Building is now complete. Designed by LRS Architects in collaboration with Design Department, LLC and constructed by Turner, Nishkian Dean served as Structural Engineer of Record.
We are honored and thrilled that the Google at 1212 Bordeaux project in Silicon Valley was a recent recipient of the Architectural Record 2018 “Good Design Is Good Business Award”, and is one of the six “Good Design Is Good Business” winning projects profiled in the June 2018 issue of the magazine. Designed by Charlottesville, Virginia-based Parabola Architecture and constructed by Devcon Construction, Nishkian Menninger served as the Structural Engineer of Record on the project.
Each year Architectural Record’s “Good Design Is Good Business” awards program recognizes exemplary architectural solutions that were instrumental in the growth and success of a range of businesses. It has only been a few months since the doors opened at Google’s new office in Sunnyvale, California, but positive feedback and a great deal of hubbub has been generated by staff, visitors, and critics. The new two-story office building with mezzanine replaced an existing 72,000-square-foot tilt-up concrete building at the Moffett Place campus. The project is a warm shell steel-framed building with skylights, an extensive mezzanine and floor openings providing approximately 101,000 square feet of floor area. The new building also boasts of an outdoor amenity area, a second-floor balcony, suspended canopies and other shading devices, and various support buildings within the office campus.
What translates to this small office building is the fusion of functionality and aesthetics. It is no wonder that this structure has become a testing ground for Google’s future office building campuses. We are thankful to be a part of the 1212 Bordeaux project team that won this distinguished award. Our huge congratulations to everyone involved in the project.
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Project Team Credits
Owner: Google, Inc.
Architect / Project Lead Designer: Parabola
Personnel in architect’s firm who should receive special credit:
Carrie Meinberg Burke AIA – Design Partner, Kevin Burke AIA – Design Partner, Ryan Carbone – Designer, Matthew Wagner NCIDQ – Consultant, Mark Graham AIA – Consultant
Architect of Record: Devcon Architecture
Pamela Warren AIA, Sean Gillin – Assoc. AIA, Jolyn Winner, Assoc. AIA
Interior Architecture: Parabola
Interior Design & Furnishings: Rapt Studio
Structural: Nishkian Menninger
Civil: Kier & Wright
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing / Integrated Design: Point Energy Innovations
Daylighting / Integrated Design: Integral Group
Acoustical: Charles M. Salter Assoc. Inc.
Ecological / Habitat: H.T. Harvey & Associates
Code / Fire: The Fire Consultants
Waterproofing: Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger
Design-Build and Design-Assist Subcontractors:
Structural Steel: Gayle Manufacturing
Buckling Restrained Bracing: CoreBrace
Precast Concrete: Willis Construction Inc.
Glass & Glazing: Walters & Wolf
Stairs / Rails / Misc Metals: Glazier Steel
Electrical / Lighting: Redwood Electric Group
HVAC / Plumbing: ACCO Engineered Systems
Grading / Paving / Site Concrete: Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.
Architectural Woodwork: Complete Millwork Services
Food Service Equipment: Trimark Raygal Inc.
Sound Masking: Archoustics West
Commissioning: Enovity Inc.
Design-Build Contractor: Devon Construction
John Castagnoli – Project Executive, Laura Zanger – Project Manager, Daniel Thelin – Project Superintendent, Paul Salinero – Assistant Superintendent
Photographer: © Google / Prakash Patel Photography
It’s been an exciting year for us and we are very pleased to announce that our team has moved to a new location at the Howard Hughes Center! Our new location will provide us with more space to expand our operations and better serve our community.
Please make a note of our new address, and be sure to update it in your system:
6701 Center Drive W, Suite 715
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Our phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.
Feel free to drop by and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood… We’d love to hear what you’re up to and show you around our new space!
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding our new location or our services. We look forward to serving you from our new location!
The Nishkian Chamberlain Team
Nishkian Dean has been closely following the efforts of the URM Building Policy Committee and Portland City Council regarding their plan to develop a mandatory seismic retrofit policy for unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings.
The article titled “At Risk in a Big Quake: 39 of San Francisco’s Top High Rises” in The New York Times’ California Today section, June 14, 2018 edition by reporter Thomas Fuller, wrongly included the 100 Van Ness project as one of the high-rise buildings at risk in a big earthquake.
Construction was recently completed on the new two-story, 9,000-square-foot commercial building for Excel Physical Therapy, located at 1823 West College Street in Bozeman. Nishkian Monks participated in the project as the structural engineer of record, working directly with Bitnar Architects and general contractor Langlas & Associates. Developed by Excel Physical Therapy partners, the project gross area is approximately 6,000 square feet at ground level, and 3,000 square feet on the upper level. Architect Thomas Bitnar designed a façade that incorporates seamlessly into the neighborhood of Bozeman’s busy 19th and College gateway. The two-story windows on the southwest facade provides glimpses of the climbing wall and other activities taking place inside, while filling the interior with natural light. The structure is built at a level site and is founded on conventional concrete strip and spread footings with a slab-on-grade at the ground level. Above grade, the exterior and interior walls are of light-framed wood construction with thin set brick veneer and metal corrugated panels at the exterior walls. The roof framing was accomplished with pre-engineered gang-nailed trusses.
By Edwin T. Dean, PE, SE
Existing buildings in the City of Portland are subject to unique requirements that govern what seismic strengthening improvements need to be implemented. These requirements have evolved with the heightened recognition of seismic risk within the region, advancements in seismic engineering technologies, and the movement to increased seismic resiliency, which is expected to provide improved performance of the buildings where we live, work, and shop when subjected to strong ground shaking.
Construction for the Academy Square project in Hollywood – a new $300 million mixed used project being developed by Kilroy Realty Corp and designed in collaboration with House & Robertson Architects and GBD Architects – is underway. The project has a 150,000+ square-foot footprint (the size of an entire city block) and over one million square-feet of total area. The project comprises a total of four mixed use spaces along with a nineteen-story residential tower which all sit over a three-story underground concrete podium structure. The mixed-use spaces, Buildings A through D, include two multistory office buildings, a two-story office/retail space, and a single-story retail space.
Our Los Angeles office is happy to announce we’re growing to serve the needs of our clients and community. Please join us in welcoming four new additions to the Nishkian Chamberlain team – Inez Koe, Matthew Graham, Austin Perrin and Antonio (Tony) Lazar.
At Nishkian Chamberlain we strive to build trust and to develop long lasting relationships with our clients and teammates. So… we dug a little deeper to learn more about them on a personal level.
Built in 1908, and unused since 2005, the Rialto Theater has been given new life as a cultural resource and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Bozeman. After an extensive two-year remodel and seismic retrofit the Rialto re-opened its doors to patrons early this year. The majority of the historic building’s interior was removed to fit the new architectural program. Developers including ThinkTank Design Group collaborated with general contractor North Fork Builders and structural engineers Nishkian Monks to repurpose the interior spaces, enhancing the patron’s experience, while maintaining the building’s existing exterior design.