September 2017 We just received word that the NeighborCare Meridian Center for Health is officially a certified LEED GOLD building! Led by architect NBBJ, we’re proud to be a part of this team, providing a place of peace and calm in an urban context.
STUNNED BY THE SUN: We hope your view of the solar eclipse was as good as ours!
Marjorie Lund, Stephen Lau, and Pete Opsahl celebrate at Turner Construction’s Topping Off Party on the Maritime Building. What a view!
Hing Hay Park, recently reopened in the Chinatown International District (ID), received an excellent review in local news website Crosscut. Lund Opsahl was the structural engineer for the MIG | SvR team. Receiving strong community support, the park is already attracting heavy public use. To read more, link to the story here.
AWARD WINNER: Congratulations to NBBJ for winning the Healthcare Design Award for the Neighborcare Health, Meridian Center! Located in North Seattle, NBBJ is one of seven national recipients recognized for best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. The jury’s key words used for this project are “sweet” and “beautiful.” Lund Opsahl was the structural engineer for this award-winning project. To read more, see the DJC Story or the AIA Website.
2017’s annual team picnic was a great success! The afternoon was filled with scavenger hunts, frisbee golf, and plenty of ping pong!
The Lund Opsahl family keeps growing! Shawn’s family is expecting their little girl this month. Jim and his wife’s daughter will have a baby brother soon! Congratulations to both their families and thanks Diane for whipping up such awesome “cakes.”
Lund Opsahl has teamed up with The Walsh Group, HOK, Osborn Consulting, Hart Crowser, Casne Engineering, and Notkin Mechanical Engineers for the new Concourse D Hardstand project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. You can read about it here on the Daily Journal of Commerce website.
Congratulations to the team for outstanding service which earned the Mortenson Star Award! Mortenson has selected Lund Opsahl as a Star Award Recipient for their construction engineering support and as the structural engineer on the Design/Build team for the Oregon Convention Center Garage.
Go check out this interview with Bernt where he talks about structural engineering, Washington Tower, and the program he took over at WSU!
Lund Opsahl is now on Instagram! Head over and follow us!
Hello from Lund Opsahl and their new “neighbor”, the Ken Griffey Jr. commemorative statue. Shawn and Katie teamed up with Gensler for the design of the foundation.
Lund Opsahl is proud to have assisted Salus Architecture and EvergreenHealth on the newly opened Progressive Care Unit. Congratulations to both on a beautiful facility!
We are proud to see our stellar NeighborCare Meridian Center for Health highlighted in Architectural Record. Kudos to our friends at NBBJ!
Thanks to Tony, Katie, and Blake for being a part of this year’s STEM Expo!
March 2017 marks five years for the Lund Opsahl office, and on March 1 the team celebrated with a fantastic open house!
We thank all of you for being a part of what has made the past five years so successful and fun!
Lund Opsahl is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Kent Relay for Life!
Bernt Johnson, project manager for the 19-story Washington Tower hotel and apartment building, is signing the final penthouse roof beam. Congrats to the entire project team for topping out!
Celebrating the holidays, the new year, and a Seahawks playoff game win! The team celebrated the season with dinner and games!
New Years Day atop Artist Point! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Photo taken by our admin, Lauren, during a lunch break in the snow.
Washington Place is creating a positive buzz in Tukwila! Talk within the community can be seen in this King 5 post!
The Lund Opsahl’s annual picnic featured a 2016 Olympics theme, full of competitive games and fantastic food!
The Washington Place project is continuing to extend vertically, reaching level 11 of the 20-story tower. Lund Opsahl teamed with Absher Construction and Group West Con on this project which is now visible from all parts of the valley. Thank you to the ownership team, Washington Place LLP, for sharing these drone aerial photos!
The $20 million Vashon Center for the Arts is now open! Lund Opsahl is pleased to have been a part of the project! The team included LMN Architects, CDi+Mazzetti, Stantec, AHBL, C&N Consultants, Murase Associates, Sellen Construction, and The Shalleck Collaborative.
Hing Hay Park is nearing completion and set to open soon! Lund Opsahl worked with MIG|SvR and Studio Fifty50 on the design of several structural elements in the expansion including custom bleachers and an iconic gateway sculpture.
Congratulations to Adam Slivers on his Award for Outstanding Service from Structural Engineers Association of Washington!
Lund Opsahl crew hard at work at their Brown Bag Continuing Education Seminars on Thursdays.
“If you see me on the ground, can you brush me off and put me on my bike?” Erik shreds the laws of physics on Stevens Pass Downhill Bike Park.
“Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.”
CONSIDER MOUNT SHASTA CONQUERED: When Rebecca isn’t designing structures at Lund Opsahl, she’s off playing in the snow at
The Daily Journal of Commerce recognizes 11 Design Projects with 2016 Citation Awards. Lund Opsahl provided structural engineering on four of the 11 projects featured in the DJC: Kirtley Cole Construction Adaptive Reuse in Everett, Housing Hope – Twin Lake Landing at Marysville, Henry M. Jackson Park in Everett, and Camano Island Library on Camano Island. Congrats to our team, HKP Architects, Design Northwest Architects, Fabor Construction, SVR Landscape Architects, Stig Carlson Architecture, and Kirtley Cole Construction!
The Daily Journal of Commerce featured the Henry M. Jackson Park as the “Project of the Week.” Lund Opsahl collaborated with HKP Architects and SvR Landscape Architects to design the public facilities with integrated green features in the photos above.
Construction is underway of the Salvation Army Eastside Community Center in Bellevue. Shown above is the first level of timber framing and structural CMU gym walls. Lund Opsahl was effective in providing a four-inch reveal in the large bay window clear-story near the top of the CMU walls. Thank you to Ankrom Moisan Architects and GLY construction for the seamless planning and erection.
AIA of Northwest Washington recognized the Henry Jackson Park renovation for a Citation Award. Congratulations to the design team of HKP Architects and SvR Landscape Architects.
The Kingsgate Library grand opening was a success! The Daily Journal of Commerce recently highlighted this renovation project in May. Proud to be a part of the team, Lund Opsahl congratulates Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Archtitects, Westmark Construction, and Parsons Brinckerhoff for the success of this project.
A few members of the Lund Opsahl team took advantage of the nice weather to admire the PT design at the Washington Place Project. It is always a great site visit when you have a clear view of Mount Rainier from the PT deck! Construction is progressing well. Absher is at level eight of the 20-story building.
The Level A aluminum Cryogen Vents for the Swedish Cherry Hill Imaging Suite are all wrapped with a Northwest flair! CRĒO Industrial Arts designed and installed the cryogen vents that are used to exhaust helium gas that cools the 20,000lb MRI magnets in the event of a coolant failure. The graphic artist was Israel Shotridge from Shotridge Studios on Vashon Island. Lund Opsahl designed the supports for the cryogen vent to the existing plaza structure and reviewed the crane loading during art installation. Thanks to the team of CallisonRTKL, Notkin, Stantec, Mortenson, and Ness & Campbell Crane.
The 5th + Columbia Tower project is taking shape. Lund Opsahl is working with The Erection Company and JTM Construction providing construction support services for the steel erection, crane sequencing, manlifts and miscellaneous structural consulting on the 44 story tower in the heart of downtown Seattle. The contractor is anticipating a month in schedule savings by sequencing a temporary luffing and derrick crane at the roof level.
The Amazon Rufus 2.0 Biosphere project has topped-out! Lund Opsahl provided construction support to sequence and erect the project. Teaming with The Erection Company, Sellen Construction, and Safway Services we were able to develop and coordinate the loads to develop and detail a unique universal joint that accommodated the exclusive connections.
The 16,000 SF Optimism Brewery was featured in the Daily Journal of Commerce’s “Project of the Week.” Lund Opsahl worked to transform the dilapidated structure into art with the collaboration of Olson Kundig Architects and Metis Construction. Did we mention that their beverages are first-class, too?!
The race is on to finish the complex performing arts theater prior to opening day at the Vashon Center for the Arts. The elaborate projects has been an outstanding success with the collaboration of LMN Architects and Sellen Construction.
We are proud to see the progress of the Washington Place Project. Construction is underway on Level 6 of the 20 story building. Lund Opsahl is working closely with General Contractor Absher and Concrete Sub Conco to ensure a successful project through construction.
Lund Opsahl is proud to sponsor Architects Without Borders-Seattle Chapter for their 10th Anniversary Celebration on March 1.