Its been a super busy summer and I apologize for the lack of blog posts! As I head into September, which will looks to be my busiest month, I’ll do my best to share some of my recent work.
One of my favorite architectural photography projects of this year was for Opsis Architecture’s Western Oregon University’s Health & Wellness Center built by Hoffman Construction Company.
I met with James Meyer, principal at Opsis, onsite and he gave us the rundown on the project. Probably one of the biggest things I noticed, besides aestethics, was the natural ventilation in the building. The usual large mechanical and ductwork you would find in most large gymnasiums was clearly absent presenting a much more open feel. This was achieved by an integrated building design utilizing a highly efficient building envelope, and a combination of displacement ventilation and natural ventilation.
Another thing I noticed was simply how popular the building was. We shot till just after sunset and it just got busier and busier. Different events and activities filled the space and brought the building to life.
Congrats to the teams over at Opsis Architecture, Hoffman Construction, and Glumac Engineers on a very successful project. Special thanks to the Opsis team and everyone over at WOU for all the help, guidance, & cooperation! I look forward to collaborating with you again in the future.