As we enter a new year filled with exciting new projects we want to take a moment to look back and remember just a few of the highlights of 2016.
WONDERS FROM THE WOODSHOP
We’ve loved seeing all the amazing custom work the H&H woodshop has crafted for clients near and far in 2016. From high performance and Passive House exterior doors to elaborate pocket doors to a custom entry cabinet, our carpenters really shone last year with the stunning variety of custom work they crafted.
2ND EDITION OF BEST PRACTICES MANUAL
We released the second edition of our Best Practices Manual. The new edition included updates throughout and added new sections including vented and unvented roof assemblies, parapet walls, flat roof assemblies, air sealing, insulation, wall assemblies, and more.
TIME IN THE COMMUNITY
Last year we really enjoyed working on projects in a couple of Portland’s schools. Work at Cedarwood Waldorf School included some classroom, kitchenette, and bathroom remodels as well as installing custom-made art glass windows gifted by Cedarwood parents. Last summer we also enjoyed building an outdoor structure for the children to enjoy at Escuela Viva, a Buckman neighborhood preschool.
HOME SWEET HOMES
As always, we’re very proud of all the great work our teams have accomplished on homes in Portland and Seattle. This past year we were lucky enough to do some historic matching on a home in Laurelhurst, updated and created better indoor/outdoor connections at a home in Lake Oswego, modernized a Wallace Park home with a whole house remodel, and completed a beautiful kitchen and bath remodel in Eastmoreland, just to name a few.
HELPED BUILD BUSINESSES (LITERALLY)
We love working on commercial spaces just as much as residential, and last year we were pleased to build out spaces for some great businesses. We finished up building out an open office space for a Ballard software company featuring reclaimed wood details, a bull pen, and separate offices for focused work. Our Seattle team also completed a restaurant TI for a new sandwiches and grits restaurant called Cycene down in Pike Place Market. In Portland, we made improvements to Red Hills Market, a gourmet deli and wine shop in Oregon’s wine country.
We had a great 2016 and look forward to many more interesting, challenging, and exciting projects in 2017!
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