Industry Hills Special Events Center
City of Industry, California
The Civic-Recreational-Industrial Authority of City of Industry selected Ehm Architecture to design this facility in 1998. The new structural roof cover provides a venue for all-weather events, which includes concerts, car and boat shows, spots events and the City’s annual charity rodeo. The existing 5,700-seat arena was master planned to allow for an increase of 5,000 seats as bookings increase. The project is part of the Industry Hills Resort, which won the Civil Engineering Achievement of the Year Award in 1982 for its reclamation of a former landfill in the Los Angeles basin.
El Paso Children's Museum
El Paso, Texas
We have designed this 30,000 square foot cultural facility in conjunction with the El Paso Marriott Hotel and Residences. The Museum will span Santa Fe Street, with the westerly decks overlooking Southern University Ballpark. The lowest level of the structure contains hotel conference space and a promenade linking the hotel to the City's Convention Center. The $ 28 million Children's Museum is being funded through the City''s Quality of Life bond measure.
Kimball Park Amphitheater and Veterans' Memorial
National City, California
This project involved renovation of a 1940’s era 5,700-seat amphitheater and Veterans Memorial. The scope of services included ADA and seismic upgrades, as well as cosmetic refurbishing of the portico and adjacent site walls. A new concrete monument was located onsite and features a granite memorial slab to be inscribed with names of local veterans. The project also features a public plaza.
Port Gamble S’Klallam Housing Authority
This 6,000 square foot office building was designed for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe under an invited competition. The project features passive solar systems including large roof overhangs, thermal massing and flagstone heat retention walls as well as greywater systems and natural daylighting. The project was designed in our pursuit of an appropriate Northwest Style, and evokes the spirit of the Tribe through its sculptural and cultural language.
B Street Pier Cruise Ship Terminal Canopy Project
San Diego, California
This $1.4 million project for San Diego Unified Port District entailed demolition of 1970’s-era awnings and feature elements, repainting of the entire façade, four column/brace designs and a new 17,000 square foot steel canopy.
Port of San Diego ADA Compliance Services
San Diego, California
Under a two-year initial As-Needed Services contract with the Port District which has been extended for three more years to date, we have provided ADA Compliance Services at the North Embarcadero Laurel Street Crescent, at Coronado Tidelands Park, at La Playa Beach and at Imperial Beach Pier. We have also designed interior improvements and reroof at the B Street Pier Cruise Ship Terminal, we have designed roof repairs at Portwood Pier Plaza in Imperial Beach and are now working on window replacements at the Harbor Island Port Police Headquarters.
King County Fire Protection District #47
We designed a Secondary-Use Garage for this Volunteer Fire Department in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The project required a Special Use Permit from King County, which was approved in October 2014.
Seattle City Light North Services Center
We are currently working on an interior and exterior renovation project for this 1950’s-era building in the Northgate District. We were selected from City of Seattle Consultant Roster. Scope of work includes demolition of an interior locker room, restroom and employee break room, construction of an ADA-Compliant restroom and a separate washroom and locker room, exterior window and door replacement, electrical rework. Plumbing fixture replacement and HVAC equipment replacement.
Seattle City Light Canal Substation
City of Seattle selected our firm to design a replacement stair for a deteriorated exterior exit stair. The steel replacement stair will be built in summer of 2017.
Seattle Temporary Fire Station 31
We were awarded a contract in 2007 to provide architectural services to the City’s Fleets and Facilities Department (FDD), being responsible for five temporary fire stations. The Department was charged with developing interim fire stations while existing neighborhood fire stations are being remodeled or rebuilt. The apparatus was housed in sprung structures similar to those used at the Cruise Ship Terminal South Berth. The interim station site for Fire Station 31 in Northgate is comprised of a vacant lot and a lot with an abandoned house that was demolished to accommodate the station. The site is located directly across Northgate Way form the permanent station. An adjacent church owns and is leasing the property to FFD. The project required interaction with Fleets and Facilities Department, their real estate division, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle City Light, Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Public Utilities. The unique nature of the interim station also required considerable coordination with City of Seattle Fleets and Facilities project management and senior staff with Department of Planning and Development.
Imperial Beach Pier ADA Compliance Study
Imperial Beach, California
Port of San Diego engaged Ehm Architecture in 2012 to perform an ADA Compliance Assessment of the Imperial Beach Pier. Modifications included ramps, new guardrails and signage for disabled persons.
Portwood Pier Plaza Reroofing Project
San Diego Unified Port District engaged us to provide Architectural and Engineering Services for this project in 2013. The roofing system of the original building failed, resulting in moisture intrusion and water damage in several retail tenant spaces. Latent flaws in the original design by another firm necessitated a Facility Condition Assessment, including intrusive investigation, flood testing and recommendations for mitigation of the design issues. The Port elected to have us redesign the roof structure according to our recommendations, and to completely reroof the entire building. We were also engaged in 2014 to perform an ADA Compliance Assessment for the adjacent pier.
Town Hall Photovoltaic Shade Structure Project
Apple Valley, California
We were awarded this contract with Engineering Partners Inc. in 2012. The project included eight shade structures over the City Hall parking area, with a 200 megawatt solar panel array and inverter building.
State of Washington Modular Building Emergency Repairs
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services selected Ehm Architecture for this project in 2016. We have completed a Facility Condition Assessment of roof systems, building envelope, HVAC systems, electrical systems and structural integrity with respect to current seismic risks. The project is currently in the Legislative Budgeting process. The 144,000 square foot facility houses the State’s Printing & Imaging Facility, so is a secure facility.
Gig Harbor Civic Center Reroof and Building Envelope Repair
Gig Harbor, Washington
City of Gig Harbor hired us to design emergency repairs to the building envelope and replacement of the entire roofing system at the Civic Center Complex. The roofing shingles failed prior to their warranteed service life, and were the subject of a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer. The cementitious board-and-batten siding system is being replaced due to construction defects.
D'Evolve Community Center
Our entry in the Global Green Competition for New Orleans was focused on utilization of Randal Ehm’s fiberglass housing unit. The initial product, which is in the form of an Indian tipi, was developed for Russell Means . Mr. Means co-founded the American Indian Movement in the 1970’s. This proposal suggests incorporation of buoyant hulls into the design of the homes, so that in a flood the homes would not flood and could be retrieved if dislodged from their anchorages. In this design scheme, modular tipis serve as the single-family residential component. The community center is designed utilizing the existing tipi forms as building corners, with new straight panels designed to create the larger building enclosures. This entry was exhibited in New Orleans, New York and Washington DC as part of Global Green’s public awareness campaign on sustainable design and green building principles. The tipi project is currently in the patenting process, with the 3-story prototype having been built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Brian Harpold Community Park
Ehm Architecture provided pro bono design and fundraising services on this 2-acre community park in 1996. The park was founded by a community activist after a child was struck and killed by a car, near a wooded area along a busy road. Seeing a great need for park facilities in her neighborhood, the activist solicited our Principal Architect Randal Ehm's assistance. Randal designed the park and helped with fundraising, securing donations of cash, materials and labor and overseeing construction. The park was featured in a front page article by San Diego Union-Tribune.
Guajome County Park
As part of a solar energy generation project, we were engaged by Engineering Partners Inc. to produce an ADA Transition Plan for this public park in San Diego County. Our Scope of Work included Site Design and Construction Documents Services for accessible parking, restroom and site access compliance.
Snoqualmie Community Center
We were one of three design-build teams who were considered for development of the publicly-funded YMCA facility. The 16,000 square foot first phase included a gymnasium with basketball court, racquetball courts, cardiovascular and weight training room, restrooms, locker rooms and showers, a multi-purpose room for joint-use by the community, a club room and a public gathering area. The 24,000 square foot second phase included an Olympic-size pool, an activity pool, a spa with whirlpool, sauna and steam rooms, and a childrens' play area.
Bayfront Community Center
Chula Vista, California
Bayfront Village is an urban infill project being developed in the Mid-Bayfront area of Chula Vista’s harborside. The two-story facility features a gymnasium, weight room, aerobics studio, dance studio, artists’ workshop, meeting rooms and conference facilities. The Community Center is part of the 7-acre Bayfront Village transit-oriented development, which features 320 multi-family rental units, 50 townhomes, 20 live-work lofts, 15,000 square feet of retail space and a childcare facility. The project is located adjacent to the Bayfront Trolley Station. The developer is working with the City Redevelopment Department and Metropolitan Transit Development Board in finalizing development negotiations, with public design workshops being held to help refine the overall project design.
The Club at Torrey Pines Recreation Building
Del Mar, California
Randal Ehm designed this facility in 1983, while serving as Designer with Buzard-Henning & Associates. It was the second of Randal's designs to be built. The 3,800 square foot, two story building features a sales office, community meeting room, recreation room, kitchen, exercise room, and locker rooms with ADA-accessible restrooms.
The Club at Torrey Pines Recreation Building
Del Mar, California
The project also features an Olympic-size swimming pool, four regulation tennis courts and outdoor dining facilities.
The Eaves Recreation Building
Rancho San Diego, California
This project represented Principal Architect Randal Ehm's first design to be built, while he was an intern in 1984. The 3,200 square foot building features a community room, leasing office, a commercial kitchen and a fitness center.
The Eaves Recreation Building Pool
Rancho San Diego, California
This image shows a view of the lanai facing the pool deck and spa.
The Whitehorn Building Historic Renovation
This project entailed restoration of the historic 1904 Whitehorn Building in downtown Pasco. Ehm Architecture was engaged by the Pasco Downtown Development Association to provide research, intrusive investigation and renovation services for this 3-story, 15,000 square foot project. The small business incubator building has spawned numerous businesses, it has sparked redevelopment in downtown Pasco and has become a source of civic pride. A feature article in the Tri-City Herald lauded the project, which was restored through public donations, matching funds and labor or materials supplied by local businesses.
B Street Pier Cruise Ship Terminal Reroofing Project
San Diego, California
We are now in year five of what was initially a two-year agreement to serve San Diego Unified Port District with As-Needed Architectural and ADA Compliance Services. Among the several projects we have been assigned to date is emergency reroofing of the existing Cruise Ship Terminal. The 160,000 square foot roof was replaced in 2012.
Puyallup Public Market
In response to the City of Puyallup’s request for proposals, Ehm Architecture designed this 11,500 square foot public market building. The site is in the City’s historic Pioneer Park, and is adjacent to the new Puyallup Library. This design is intended to relate to and harmonize with the library, so similar design elements were used including monolithic concrete porticos and end walls, brick masonry exterior walls with terra cotta base details, and steel trellis work. The facility can accommodate 64 vendors indoors, and provides for exterior tent setup for food vendors. The facility is designed as a free-span structure, to allow for use as a function space or special events center. Images of the library are shown in the inset photos.