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April

April 2017

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!

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March 2017

March 2017
Thanks to Tony, Katie, and Blake for being a part of this year’s STEM Expo!

March 2017 marks 5 years for the Lund Opsahl office and on March 1st the team celebrated with a fantastic open house!
We thank all of you for being a part of what has made the past 5 years so successful and fun!

Lund Opsahl is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Kent Relay for Life!

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February 2017

February 2017
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!

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January 2017

 January 2017

Celebrating the holidays, the new year, and a Seahawks playoff game win! The team got together for dinner and games for our annual holiday party!


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.

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August 2016

 August 2016
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The Lund Opsahl team got together for their annual picnic with a theme, competitive games, and menu inspired by the 2016 Olympics!

 

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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 Co 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!

 

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Trivia Night hosted by Ankrom Moisan Architects was a success! They were able to “lift” donations to the Food Lifeline fundraiser over $10,000!  We look forward to next year! 

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July 2016

 July 2016
vashoncftaThe $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.

 

hinghayinthenewsHing 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.

 

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continuing-education-lunchLund Opsahl crew hard at work for Brown Bag Continuing Education Seminars in the office on Thursdays!

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June 2016

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“If you see me on the ground can you brush me off and put me on my bike”  Erik shredding the laws of phyics on Stevens Pass Downhill Bike Park.

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Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.Consider Mount Shasta Conquered!  When Rebecca isn’t designing structures at LO, she’s off playing in the snow at 14,000 ft.

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May 2016

May 2016 
The Daily Journal of Commerce recognizes “NWAIA Honors 11 Design Projects” with 2016 Citation Awards. Lund Opsahl provided structural engineering on four of the eleven projects: 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!

 

Photo courtesy of HKP Architects and Mike Penney

Photo courtesy of HKP Architects and Mike Penney Photographer

The Daily Journal of Commerce recognizes the Henry M. Jackson Park as the “Project of the Week”.  Shown above are the public facilities of the sustainable park that Lund Opsahl collaborated on with HKP Architects and SvR Landscape Architects.

 

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Construction is underway of the Eastside Corp Community Center in Bellevue, WA!   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.

 

Photo courtesy of HKP Architects and Mike Penney

Photo courtesy of HKP Architects and Mike Penney Photographer

AIA of Northwest Washington recognizes the Henry Jackson Park renovation for a 2016 Citation Award.  Congratulations to the design team of HKP Architects and SvR Landscape Architects.

 

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The Kingsgate Library grand opening was a success!   Daily Journal of Commerce highlights “Kingsgate Library gets a makeover”.  A large thank you to the design team of Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Archtitects, Westmark Construction, and Parsons Brinckerhoff for the success of the project.

 

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A few members of the Lund Opsahl team took advantage of the nice weather to go 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 coming along nicely as Absher is up to level 8 of the 20 story building.

 

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The Level A aluminum Cryogen Vents of the Swedish Cherry Hill Imaging Suite are wrapped up. 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.

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April 2016

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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, man lifts and miscellaneous structural consulting on the 44 story tower in the heart of downtown Seattle. The contractor is anticipating a month of schedule savings by sequencing a temporary luffing and derrick crane at the roof level.

 

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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.

 

Photo courtesy of Alex Garland.

Photo courtesy of Alex Garland.

The 16,000 SF Optimism Brewery has been highlighted in the Daily Journal of Commerce for their “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?!

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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.

 

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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.

 

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February 2016

February 2016

WM Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park 940x425The Daily Journal of Commerce posts “Eagle Harbor park bidding Feb. 25” for the $1.25 million park renovation construction project to start mid-year.  Lund Opsahl collaborated with Walker Macy Landscape Architecture and Patano Studio Architecture for the design of the project.

 

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The Daily Journal of Commerce honors the Meridian Center for Health, see the attached link: “Project of the Week”.

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January 2016

January 2016

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The Waterfront Park Pavilion is out for bid! The structural design for the multi-use shelter at the freshly renovated Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park was awarded to our design team by Walker Macy and Patano Studio.

Lund Opsahl worked closely with Patano Studio to engineer fully concealed timber connections, highlighting the simplicity of the structure and the natural beauty of the wood itself. The back wall of the shelter is a translucent sliding panel that opens the pavilion up, allowing park goers to escape the northwest rains while still enjoying the views of beautiful Eagle Harbor.

 

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The first level of post-tensioning tendons are being placed for the Washington Place Hotel and Parking Garage.  By using a post-tensioned concrete slab, long spans were able to be achieved while maintaining a thin slab profile, maximizing the floor to ceiling heights of the building.

 

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Who says engineers can’t have fun? They certainly don’t work for us!  We sure enjoyed the Monster Jam.  Although, it’s still a mystery who coordinated the Lund Opsahl colors on the track!

 

Photo courtesy of Alex Garland.

Photo courtesy of Alex Garland.

The Daily Journal of Commerce just published an educational article, “Tips from an engineer on making your old building seismically sound”, where our very own Marjorie Lund enlightens building owners on the target areas for economical seismic upgrades in historic and unreinforced masonry buildings.

 

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Progress on the Washington Place Hotel and Parking Garage construction, is shown above. The concrete slab has been designed to span up to 29’ between columns to allow for a flexible floor layout per the owners request.

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December 2015

December 2015

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All smiles after our LO Iron Chef Cooking Competition disguised as our 2015 holiday party! Our crew broke up into three groups pitting our skills against each other knowing full well, there could only be one Iron Chef. Big thanks to all that came out. The food, drinks, and banter was amazing (special thanks to Santa for the quick visit). Our growing firm is looking onward to 2016!!!

 

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Lund Opsahl is a one stop shop for contractors means and methods during the construction process, shown here is the Museum of Flight structure in assembly.

 

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Namaste, thank you, from our community to Peter Opsahl, Scott Douglas, and Sabina Surana for briefing the SEAW association about the efforts and recovery of Nepalese people after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 28, 2015.  The prompt service of these American engineers to drop everything to give back to the world is truly remarkable.

 

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Optimism Brewery is “Officially Open” on Capitol Hill at 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA!  For more information of the renovation process and seismic upgrade of the historic building to a modern day brewery, check out their website.

 

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Our very own Peter Opsahl is presenting for SEAW on the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.  Peter had the unique opportunity to help a team of engineers evaluate post-earthquake buildings assessments in the devastated region.  The seminar is scheduled for December 14, 2015 at 4-7:00pm, for more information see  “Briefing on the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes”.

 

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The Yakima Herald recognizing the Cowiche Canyon Ice House and Bar distributed a great article: “Cowiche Canyon Kitchen claims two regional design awards”.

In addition, the The Daily Journal of Commerce also provide some great press as the “Project of the Week”.

 

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Meridian Center for Health has just opened for business to serve our community.  The Daily Journal of Commerce provided an esteemed article “$22.5M health center opening in North Seattle”. about MCH. 

 

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Optimism Brewery is getting great reviews across the city.  Capitol Hill Seattle Blog says:  “Tech powered Optimism Brewing is the new king of beers on Capitol Hill”.

In addition, KOMO news has published a pictorial piece “A massive, dog friendly brewery just opened in Capitol Hill”.

 

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Lund Opsahl structurally transformed, Rein Fire Ranch, a 7000 SF pole barn to a seismically upgraded event space.  Sistered trusses and bracing gives the heavy timber connections a unique rustic look.   For move information on the Rein Fire Ranch see link.

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November 2015

November 2015

ULI Jack Kemp Finalist - BASE Capitol Hill 3Congratulations to Scott Shapiro, S+H Works Architecture, and Lund Opsahl for recognition of BASE Capitol Hill micro apartment complex. For more information about the finalist award, see this “Micro Apartments Finalist for ULI Award” in the daily journal.

 

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The crew at Sellen Construction was faced with the challenge of shoring two sides of the 8 story basement excavation at the Centre 425 project in Bellevue without soil nails or tie backs. To achieve this, they constructed half of the floor plan for the basement parking levels starting at the top and working their way down, using the floor slabs to brace the shoring wall. Lund Opsahl was hired to design a steel framed laydown floor to support the formwork tables suspended from threaded rods below. This innovation allowed ongoing excavation while the post-tensioned concrete slabs were being constructed. Once cast, the formwork was cycled down and work began on the next floor. Conventional reshoring of the remaining floor plan, a pile supported tower crane, and elevated construction walkway cantilevered from the shoring wall were also provided as part of our construction support engineering services for this project.