Life

Design Trip to Portland

As both an opportunity to serve as design inspiration and bring our staff together in a galvanizing experience, the entire PIVOT staff boarded a chartered bus and headed for a design field trip to Portland. During the trip, we learned a little bit about the projects that our co-workers cite as architectural inspiration and visited two noted Portland sites.

PIVOT connected with several project managers from Hacker to learn about some of the details behind the Portland Japanese Garden and the construction for First Tech Federal Credit Union.

The additions to the Portland Japanese Garden were designed by famed architect Kengo Kuma with Hacker serving as the local partner and combines traditional Japanese design with the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. The garden provides a place of tranquility while situated in the confines of the bustling metropolis. We learned how the Village House and Tea Café were intricately constructed with many locally-sourced materials.

The First Tech Federal Credit Union is a multi-phased project heavily using glulam and cross laminated timber (CLT) to decrease the carbon footprint of the 150,000 SF building. As CLT is a nascent building material in the US, for many of PIVOT’s staff it was the first time seeing it come together in a project.

Project

Advertisement for Chintimini Senior and Community Center Construction Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
City of Corvallis
Chintimini Senior and Community Center
Building and Site Improvement Project

 

Sealed bids for the construction of improvements to Chintimini Senior and Community Center Building and associated site improvements, Project No. 673237, will be received at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr. Corvallis, OR 97333, until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2019 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read.

The work consists of:

Building Addition.  The approximate 2,500 sf building addition is comprised of a concrete foundation, concrete slab on grade, wood framed walls and roof structure, single ply roofing, fire sprinklers, HVAC system, and power, lighting, and low voltage systems, and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

Building Renovation.  The approximate 5,500 sf existing building renovation includes office relocations, lobby and reception improvements, restroom improvements, MEP improvements, addition of a fire sprinkler system, the addition of a new entrance and vestibule, casework, and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

Parking lot improvements.  A new parking lot with earthwork, paving, pavement markings, landscaping, lighting, storm water management upgrades, and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

Other site improvements.  Site improvements, including developed courtyard space north and south of the existing building, sidewalks, enhanced plant areas, irrigation improvements, fencing to screen equipment, site amenities, utilities serving the building and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

The bid documents for this project will be available for downloading on March 14, 2019 after 9 am, from http://www.publicpurchase.com.  Hard copies will be available for viewing at the mandatory pre-bid meeting. All who are known by the City to have received a complete set of the document will receive notification when additional items are posted through Public Purchase.

This is a public works contract subject to ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting is required for this project.  There are two dates available, Wednesday, March 20th and Tuesday, March 26th.  Contractors are required to attend ONE of the pre-bid meetings.  Both of the mandatory meetings will be held at Chintimini Senior & Community Center located at 2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330.  Parking in this area can be difficult.  Please allow time for locating parking.

The mandatory pre-bid meetings will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Potential bidders arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted.

The City encourages small, minority- and women-owned businesses to bid.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Rochefort, 541-766-6468. Hearing and Speech Impaired: Contact Oregon Telecommunications Service 7-1-1.

News

PIVOT Architecture Announces New Hires

 

PIVOT is pleased to welcome new team members!

 

Rakshya Gauchan, Associate AIA, is a designer with a background in Architecture and Urban Design. Prior to joining PIVOT, Rakshya worked at various architecture firms in Toronto and Calgary. She is a place-maker at heart and wields ample creativity in sustainable design. Rakshya has a Masters of Architecture from University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

 

Luis Erazo is a maker of things, a product designer, and a multimedia fabricator. With a Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon in tow, he expanded his glassblowing artistry working for a local glass company. Luis brings his extensive knowledge of fabrication to PIVOT’s design culture and is an engaged team member on several active projects.

 

Josh Gren is PIVOT’s new marketing coordinator. He comes from an arts background where, over the last decade, he created signature marketing campaigns for non-profit arts organizations in the Midwest and along the West Coast. Josh holds an MBA and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach.

 

 

Michelle Schuett comes to PIVOT from the great outdoors where she has worked in youth job training and environmental conservation projects. She brings diverse experience and strong project management skills to her new role as PIVOT’s Project Assistant. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Park and Tourism Science from Texas A&M University.

Project

Notice of Meeting: Chintimini Senior Community Center Building and Chintimini Park

The City of Corvallis will conduct an informational meeting about two upcoming construction projects planned to begin June 2019 at the Chintimini Senior Community Center Building and Chintimini Park. The meeting will be held March 5, 2019 at 3:00 at the Chintimini Senior Community Center located at 2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis, Oregon 97330. The meeting is non-mandatory.

The projects include:

Building and Site Improvements. The work consists of construction of an approximately 2,500 sf, one story addition and renovation of approximately 4,450 sf existing building area to the Chintimini Senior Community Center in Corvallis, Oregon, construction of an approximately 41,500 sf parking lot, and associate site improvement around the building and parking lot. The building addition is wood framed on a concrete slab with a sloped roof.

Park Improvements.  Improvements to the northwest corner of the existing park, including new park equipment, concrete curbs and sidewalks, improved playground, installation of new restroom building, pickleball courts, fencing, and other improvements as shown on the drawings.