2022 AIA Oregon Design Awards

2022 AIA Oregon Design Awards

On Friday, November 18th, 2022, Hearth and the Seaside Civic & Convention Center received awards at the annual AIA Oregon Architecture Awards. The award program celebrates outstanding projects achieving design excellence locally and globally. We are so proud of Hearth and the Seaside Civic & Convention Center and share congratulations to all of our partners who made these projects possible.

Hearth | Boise, Idaho
2022 Merit Award Winner

Hearth is a groundbreaking 161-unit, mixed-use building that elevates the standard of living in downtown Boise. In conjunction with the City of Boise’s vision for a mixed-use district, Hearth includes apartment units in multiple configurations including studios, one and two-bedroom, and live / work options in addition to ground-floor retail / restaurant space. The building’s “Z” shape pulls the building massing from the street while maximizing usable square footage inside. This also creates space for the fourth-floor courtyards, which enliven the streetscape. As the first Fitwel Certified building in Idaho, Hearth takes a multifaceted approach to positively influencing residents’ wellness, providing a rich pedestrian experience, as well as a high standard of healthy living and sustainability.

What the AIA Jurors said about Hearth:

“The design amplifies the outside, bringing it inside. It really creates a project that through its elegance and classic timelessness, addresses the important issue of housing shortage in Boise.”

Hearth Partners:

General Contractor: ESI Construction

Civil Engineer: T-O Engineers

Structural Engineer: Axiom, PLCC

MEP Engineer: MFIA, Inc. Consulting Engineers

Landscape: Jensen Belts Associates

Photographer: Gabe Border

Seaside Civic & Convention Center | Seaside, Oregon
2022 Honor Award Winner

The Seaside Civic & Convention Center renovation and expansion better connects the facility to its natural and urban context, while improving its functionality, appeal, and visibility from downtown Seaside. Strategic design choices better integrate the building into the center of Seaside, supporting the City’s goal to attract new visitors for year-round activity and bolster the economic strength of the coastal town. The new layout is designed to support an array of activities, improve circulation throughout the building, and unite the individual spaces. A new pre-function space runs through the center of the building, providing a gathering place that connects the two main event spaces with the entries and exterior. The ground floor Necanicum Ballroom expands by 35% with additional column-free space to support larger, simultaneous events.

What the AIA Jurors said about the Seaside Civic & Convention Center:

“The sensitive selection of exterior building materials balances function and design, both responding to weather conditions and nodding to the coastal cabin aesthetic. The interior design provides ample views of natural light integrated with a warm, neutral material palette that offers bright spaces, giving a sense of welcome and comfort. The large, framed building entrance becomes an iconic feature that draws people in, connecting the interior to the exterior. The visual transformation between the existing and the new is truly remarkable.”

Seaside Civic & Convention Center Partners:

General Contractor: O’Brien Contracting

Convention Center Experts: Convergence Design

MEP Engineers, Lighting, Technology: Glumac

Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic

Civil Engineer: KPFF

Acoustics: Acoustic Design Studio

Cost Estimating: Architectural Cost Consultants

Photographer: Christian Columbres

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