Monto Vido - Tetherow

BLRB Architects and Neil Kelly are collaborating on the design of this new luxury residence in the highly popular and expanding adventure resort in the Bend, Oregon, area. The home is perfectly sited to capitalize on the magnificent Cascade views down the 15th fairway of the championship links-style course.

Neil Kelly and BLRB Architects align their passion for sustainable design to advance this high performance LEED® Platinum (goal) residence. Energy-efficient amenities include SIP roof panels,advanced framing, energy-efficient appliances, snow melt/rain water collection for irrigation, xeriscape landscaping, and solar PV and solar hot water panels. The envelope will be insulated to the highest of standards, and will be cladded with reclaimed barn wood and locally sourced juniper siding.

Design features of this 3,800 square-foot home include four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a bonus viewing loft-style room, spacious viewing patios and a roof deck.

Barnes Butte Elementary School

Crook County School District
Prineville, Oregon

BLRB was engaged by the Crook County School District in August 2013 when voters approved a $33.5 million capital school construction bond that will support multiple facility improvements – and a brand new K-5 elementary school in Prineville, Oregon.   When complete in September 2015, the 78,750-square-foot elementary school will support 700 students in a flexible, personalized and responsive school tailored to the unique elements of their educational program.  Our work has encompassed master site planning, educational specifications development, planning and design for this exciting new facility.  We are also serving the district for planning, design and completion of their capital bond projects at several other district facilities.

Genesee Hill Elementary School Replacement

Seattle Public Schools
Seattle, Washington

Following a collaborative design process which included a school and community-based design advisory team, the replacement of Genesee Hill Elementary School is under construction.  Addressing the challenges of a significant elevation difference across the six-acre site, the new, 90,000 SF, two-story school will allow for better supervision and usage of playfields and outdoor space, provide a contemporary learning environment for 600 students and offer shared use amenities that invites the participation of West Seattle neighbors in the life of the school.  Completion scheduled for Fall 2015.

Washington Elementary School Historic Renovation and Addition

Tacoma School District
Tacoma, Washington

Washington Elementary School is a grand example of colonial revival architecture and is deserving of its place on municipal, state and national historic registers. Built in 1906, this school has served generations of Tacoma’s Proctor District families and has a special place in the hearts and lives of the residents of this established and close-knit neighborhood.

With its rich architectural legacy and position as a much-loved fixture in the Proctor neighborhood, Washington’s restoration will be both challenging and rewarding. Currently in the last stages of construction, the scope of this project encompasses the complete interior reorganization of the two-story school and basement, demolition of a historically insignificant addition, and integration of an 
architecturally compatible addition.  Project goals include accommodation of ‘rainy day recess’ areas, additional classrooms, centralized common use areas and site improvements for parking, bus drop off and vehicular and pedestrian circulation. Completion scheduled for Fall 2014. 

Click the link below for a conceptual 3D view of the project:

Chinook Middle School

Bellevue School District
Bellevue, Washington

Student safety, collaboration, personalized learning and sustainability are some of the primary points of emphasis in the design for the new Chinook Middle School.  The replacement of Chinook offers a unique opportunity to the District to create a contemporary, forward-thinking middle school that embodies flexibility and sustainable design.  

As the outcome of a comprehensive, planning process with district staff, the planning committee, parents and community residents, a two-story building design that will feature two academic wings around a central courtyard was identified.   The transition from single story to two-story elements is accomplished
 within the large volume of the school’s central commons.  Access to the upper floor will be provided by a monumental stairway, elevator and walkway bridge connecting the academic wings.  The building configuration will maximize the shape of the site while preserving forested areas at the site perimeter.  When complete in 2014, this 143,000 square foot school provides a modern, technologically forward and inspirational environment for 1,200 Bellevue middle school students.