Blanchet House Farm Dormitory Nearing Completion

The Blanchet House Farm Dormitory in Yamhill County is nearing completion!  The dormitory will provide 24 new beds for the men’s addiction recovery program, which provides a pathway to overcoming addiction and homelessness that will benefit families, communities, and the state.  The program offers a hands-on approach by immersing participants in meaningful work with animals and gardens. HDG provided civil engineering design services for all site improvements associated with the new building, which is scheduled to open in September.

Dartmouth Crossing Taking Shape

Vertical construction is nearing completion on REACH Community Development's mixed-use, Phase I Dartmouth Crossing project in the Tigard Triangle. The new building will include 85 ADA-accessible, affordable family apartments in studio- to three-bedroom configurations, as well as ground-floor retail space and community amenities. HDG is providing civil engineering design services for site development and public frontage improvements.

Slabtown Square Nears Completion

Work is wrapping up on Slabtown Square! Anchored by a public plaza, the new 7-story, mixed-use development in Northwest Portland features 200 residential units, ground-floor retail, and below-grade parking. HDG provided civil engineering site design and frontage improvements for the full-block development, which should open in the spring! You can learn more at https://www.slabtownsquare.com/

Congratulations, Kristian!

HDG is proud to announce that Kristian McCombs, PE, Senior Associate, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the City of Portland’s Development Review Advisory Committee (“DRAC”). The DRAC is a community advisory body, representing those with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. Kristian is eager to assist the city in its efforts to improve processes related to development!

The Best Help

Little Jax Humber was very helpful in Monday's coordination meeting.  We're pretty sure all meetings are better with him in them, and who knows, maybe he's learning something!

Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation is Open!

HDG was proud to provide civil engineering design services for the University of Portland's new Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation. The 4-story, 43,800-SF new engineering building is officially open! You can learn more about this cool new building here: https://djcoregon.com/news/2024/01/24/engineering-building-opens-at-university-of-portland/ Or at the University of Portland website: https://engineering.up.edu/shiley-marcos-center/index.html

Happy Holidays from HDG!

We appreciate and value every relationship we have.  Here's to you!  Happy holidays from the HDG team

Celebrating the Season

The HDG team had a great time celebrating the season in our offices this year.  The Vegas Nights-themed event included gaming tables, music, and a wonderful assortment of delicious appetizers.  Special thanks to our friends at The Party Pros and Elephants Delicatessen!

Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation!

The Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation is taking shape!  Designed to provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, the center includes spaces and resources for ideation, prototyping, testing, digital design and technology, virtual and augmented reality, fabrication, machining, and industry partner projects.  HDG is providing full civil engineering design services for the development, which is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2024.  

Nap Time

After a full morning offering her support, toys, and smile to the HDG team, Meisje took a well-earned nap in the office.

XPO Slabtown

XPO Slabtown is moving fast - building 261 has topped off and building 262 is beginning to come out of the ground! HDG is providing full civil engineering services for the two-building, 354-unit mixed-use project with ground-floor retail, which is located in the Slabtown master planned area. 

Prose Battleground is Taking Shape!

HDG provided civil engineering services for the feasibility study and is currently providing site design and construction monitoring for this 7.7-acre residential community located within the larger 64-acre Woodin Creek Station Master Plan area in Battleground, Washington.  The project features multiple buildings, 180 apartments, an amenity building, a swimming pool, and surface parking.  The project is estimated for completion in the fall.

Happy Summer!

HDG celebrated summer with a good old-fashioned backyard BBQ!  As it turns out, we have great engineers and really good cooks on our team - the side dishes were delicious!  And, the games were a great time!  Congrats to cornhole tournament winners Andrew Xu and Dave Humber.  (We'll all be practicing to catch them next year.)

Cedartree Hotel Opening Soon!

The new Cedartree Hotel Portland Metro is nearly complete!  HDG provided full civil engineering design services for the Japanese-style hotel in Hillsboro, with features including an Onsen bath, a Sake bar, a fitness center, meeting and event space, and a restaurant.  You can learn more about this amazing new hotel at cedartreehotels.com.

When You’re Sweet and You Just Can’t Help it

Meisje and Jax share a sweet moment in the office - in between day naps and playtime.  Yes, they really are this sweet all the time!

HDG has two 2023 DJC Top Project Winners!

HDG is proud to have provided civil engineering design services for two 2023 Daily Journal of Commerce Top Projects First Place winners! The 71,000-SF, two-building Oregon Humane Society New Road Ahead expansion project won first place in the Hospitality and Special Purposes category.  The project includes a Behavior Modification and Rescue Center as well as a Community Veterinary Hospital and specialized Animal Crimes Forensics Center - only the second facility of its kind in the U.S. (shown in photo). The 136,000-SF Phase 3 Expansion of Rose Villa Senior Living Community won first place in the Multi-Family and Mixed Use category.  The project added several new buildings at the south end of the Senior Living campus and provides additional senior housing with sustainability as a key factor in the project's development.

Corvallis coffee lovers wait for a new Starbucks

HDG is providing full civil engineering site design services for the new Starbucks in Corvallis. Adjacent to Technology Loop Road, the new building is well underway and on target for completion this summer. You can almost taste the freshly brewed coffee!

48th and Woodstock Prepares to go Vertical

The full-block mixed-use project at 48th and Woodstock in Portland is about to go vertical.  When completed, the 4-story, mixed-use building will feature 169 units of market-rate apartments, first-floor commercial space, and an internal courtyard.  Below-grade parking will also be provided.  HDG is providing complete site development and public frontage improvements for the development.

Residence Inn Accepting Reservations!

The new Residence Inn by Marriott, Portland Clackamas is open!  Built next to Clackamas Town Center Mall, it offers incredible shopping and convenient access to a host of on- and off-site amenities.  HDG provided complete civil engineering design services for this ground-up development, including all on-site development, design for an additional connection to the Tri-Met station and parking garage added to the site, and access to the adjacent pedestrian/bike pathway.

Helping DePave to De-Pave

HDG team members volunteered over the weekend with DePave and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council to help depave at part of Stonebridge Apartments in SE Portland.  The apartment complex sits very close to Johnson Creek.  Depaving a portion of the site created space for three vegetated swales to retain and filter stormwater, greatly helping with stormwater management.  

Las Adelitas Celebrates Grand Opening!

A long list of organizations and individuals celebrated the grand opening of Las Adelitas last week!  The largest redevelopment project in the Cully Neighborhood to date, Las Adelitas provides 141 affordable housing units with community space, commercial areas, and an outdoor plaza.  HDG provided full civil engineering services for the project, including site development as well as frontage improvements.  We are proud to have been a part of this beautiful project, designed to meet a critical need in our community!

VHA’s 4th Plain Commons Nearing Completion

The Vancouver Housing Authority's 4th Plain Commons Affordable Housing development is nearing completion!  Workers are currently installing the front lawn, plaza, and play area, along with other finishes and final touches, including the underground infiltration gallery.  HDG is proud to have provided full civil engineering design services for this development, which is planned for completion at the end of May.

In Case You’re Having a Bad Day…

Meisje would like to share her ball with you.

Happy Puppy Dawg

Sweet Gerti is enthusiastic about everything!  She was especially enthusiastic about the new dog toy in the office, which she was willing to show everybody - while coming at you full speed ahead.   With more than enough happiness to share with everyone in the office (as well as everyone not in the office), she has her duties as Assistant Manager of Happiness (and cuteness) thoroughly covered.

Happy Holidays from Humber Design Group!

We find ourselves, once again, so very thankful for all of the wonderful relationships, clients, and projects with which we've had the privilege to be engaged this past year.  Cheers and thanks from our team to you!

Spreading Joy and Cheer

The HDG team adopted a family for the holidays this year!  With a group effort that included friends and family, we delivered a stack of gifts including a long list of fundamental needs and just a few fun things sprinkled on top.  We were thrilled to be able to do it and loved to see our adopted family so happy!

It was a Murder Mystery (Party)!

The HDG team celebrated the holidays this year with a tacky holiday sweater murder mystery party!  With everyone in character, we spent several hours with our sleuthing hats on determining exactly what happened, and whodunit.  Thanks to McMenamins Kennedy School, we also enjoyed delicious food and drinks for the evening.  It was a great time!

Wecoma Place Breaks Ground

Lincoln City's newest affordable housing development broke ground last week!  The 44-unit, 4-story development will feature one and two-bedroom apartments, community space, courtyards, and raised gardens.  HDG is providing full civil engineering design services for the project.

OHS Community Veterinary Hospital Opens!

Construction is concluding on the Oregon Humane Society's year-long New Road Ahead expansion project, with the new Community Veterinary Hospital celebrating its grand opening!  Building two of the expansion, the Behavior Rehabilitation and Rescue Center "BRRC," is nearing completion as well.  HDG is proud to have provided civil engineering services for this expansion project to benefit our four-legged friends! photo credit Oregon Humane Society

Hello Summer!

The HDG team had a great time at our summer picnic this year!  With a plethora of games, a big stack of BBQ, side dishes galore, and ice chests full of cold drinks, we had it all - including 103-degree weather!  But, the heat didn't keep us from packing our afternoon with fun and prizes.  Even Meisje had a great time chasing frisbees, bean bags, and croquet balls!

The Valfre at Avenida 26!

The 36-unit Valfre at Avenida 26 is open for residents!  A Regional Affordable Housing Bond Project completed for the Housing Authority of Washington County, the new community includes 1-and 2-bedroom single-story apartments and 3-bedroom two-story apartments.  HDG's civil engineering scope included site development for five residential buildings, one community building, walkways, landscaping, children’s play area, garden beds, off-street parking, and stormwater mitigation.

Celebrating DJC Top Project Winners!

HDG is proud to have provided civil engineering design services for four DJC Top Projects award winners this year! Working with Scott Edwards, Bremick Construction, Community Development Partners, and the Housing Authority of Washington County - Viewfinder: Winning first place in Affordable & Supportive Housing. Working with Scott Edwards, Walsh Construction, and REACH CDC - The Mary Ann: Winning 2nd place in Affordable & Supportive Housing. Working with Waterleaf Architecture, Emerick Construction, and Amaterra Winery - Amaterra Winery:  Winning 1st place in Hospitality and Other Special Purpose.  And, working with SERA Architects, Hoffman Construction, and Greystar - The Sawbuck: Receiving Honorable Mention in Multifamily and Mixed Use. Congratulations to all on a job well done!  

Rose Villa Phase 3 Opening Soon!

Scheduled for completion by the end of the summer, Rose Villa's new Phase 3 expansion is looking fantastic!  The expansion features three new neighborhoods - The Schroeder Lofts, a 4+ story apartment building that is a continuation of Main Street in the urban hub, the Trillium Townhomes, the second zero net energy neighborhood at Rose Villa, and Madrona Grove, a state-of-the-art 24-hour-care supportive living neighborhood.  HDG provided full civil engineering design services for the three neighborhoods, which connect to the surrounding campus and feature courtyards, accessible pathways, and a variety of services.

Escaping the Stress

HDG team members escaped the office for a little fun with an adventure by Portland Escape Rooms.  With a myriad of puzzles solved, we escaped with four minutes to spare.  The room's 57% success rate is now a bit higher, and we all had a great time!

Tukwila Springs nearly complete!

HDG provided civil engineering services for the renovation of this former nursing home and behavioral health services facility into a 48-unit affordable housing development.  Civil engineering included design for the renovation of the site and existing building. Unique to this project, HDG worked with an arborist and landscape architect to save several large Douglas Fir trees that were immediately adjacent to the existing parking lot. With team effort, a plan was developed that maintained existing asphalt to prevent damaging roots. HDG then designed a dry creek bed connected to the parking lot and placed over the top of the area with tree roots to direct water into an existing catch basin.  

Lending a Hand

HDG team members helped with a cleanup project at Powell Butte Nature Park this past weekend.  It was wet, but we had fun!  The event was organized by Hands on Greater Portland.

Retrofit Complete

HDG recently completed civil engineering work on the Vancouver operational facility for a Northwest utility company.  The complete retrofit upgraded the service yard and building to meet new operational, security, and safety standards.

Heirloom Apartments Nears Completion

The 286-unit Heirloom Apartments complex is nearing completion!  Along with providing comprehensive site development for the eleven-building new community, HDG provided civil engineering design services for all off-site improvements, including this new public street.

Earth Day 2022!

Humber Design Group team members helped out with SOLV cleanup activities in Portland and on the Oregon coast to celebrate Earth Day 2022, with team member Allen Schmitz and his wife Amanda catching a quick selfie during cleanup activities in SE Portland.    

A new friend!

Just when you think it can't get any better, an Assistant Manager of Happiness appears in the office!  Team member Paige Miller is generously bringing her new puppy, Gerti, to the office on a regular basis.  It goes without saying that Gerti is cute!  And, Meisje could not be any happier with her new friend and partner in happiness management.  As you can tell, they really don't need to do much to put a smile on your face.

Welcome Nauofal El Atlassi!

Naoufal’s background includes hands-on experience in project management, on-site construction, and quality control.  He is also trained in big equipment and mining operations.  A Project Designer I at HDG, Naoufal combines his site experience with his passion for problem-solving to assist with a variety of projects.  Naoufal will graduate in May from Portland State University with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE).

Welcome Shane Yasunaga!

Shane’s experience includes detailed drafting of both existing sites and proposed designs, with exposure to all project factors, ranging from profiles and grading to stormwater report writing.  Professional and approachable, Shane’s engaged in a variety of HDG projects as a Project Designer I.  Shane is completing requirements and will graduate in May from the University of Portland with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE).

Welcome Min Chang Song!

A recent graduate of Oregon State University’s School of Civil Engineering with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE), Min applies his detail-oriented approach and hardworking ethic to a wide variety of projects at Humber Design working as a Project Designer I.  Min is a certified Engineering Intern with the State of Oregon and was born in South Korea, making him bilingual in Korean and English.  

Keeping It Clean

HDG team members took advantage of the nice weather to clean up our three adopted green streets in the Central Eastside.  As active participants in the City of Portland's Green Street Steward program, we venture out every three weeks to help keep our streets clean. You can learn more about the Green Street Steward program at www.portland.gov/bes/green-street-stewards  

The Return of Happy Hour?

We continue to find creative ways to blow off steam while maintaining space - this week with a socially distanced cocktail class!  Delicious drinks and good company - a great mix!

Amaterra Clubhouse now open!

HDG is proud to have provided civil engineering design for the long-awaited and beautiful Amaterra Vineyards Clubhouse!  Complete with event space and a memorable food and wine experience, the newly completed facility located in the West Hills of Portland offers stunning views of the valley.  Amaterra was recently featured in pdxeater.com for its fantastic food and wine.  Learn more at amaterrawines.com.

Happy Holidays from Humber Design Group!

We wish you all some well-deserved peace and joy this holiday season.  Cheers from our team to you!

Holiday Fun!

The HDG team celebrated the holidays in style this year with a 32-foot-long banquet table running through the middle of our office!  In addition to some delicious food and delightful company, we enjoyed time with a few of the folks from Wild Bill's Casino, who generously offered tips and good laughs while playing various versions of poker as well as craps.

Viewfinder Apartments Nearing Completion

The six-story Viewfinder Apartments is nearing completion in Tigard!  The new affordable housing development, led by Community Development Partners, features 80 units and a 3,000-SF courtyard, among other resident amenities.  HDG provided complete civil engineering services for the development, which is scheduled for completion by year's end.

DeMuro Awards Announced!

HDGH is proud to have provided civil engineering design services for three Restore Oregon DeMuro award winners - The Madeleine (1912), The Henry Building (1909), and Premier Gear (1923). Thanks to the work of many, these beauties will continue to be a visible representation of the history in our region for years to come! For a full list of award winners, visit the Restore Oregon website at https://restoreoregon.org/the-2021-demuro-awards/    

The Mary Ann Unfolds

As work progresses on The Mary Ann, we see a beautiful new affordable housing development unfold!  The four-story, 54-unit development features one- and two-bedroom units built to be Earth Advantage certified.  Targeted for completion in Fall 2021, the project is a collaboration between REACH CDC and the City of Beaverton.  HDG is providing full civil engineering design services for the development, working in collaboration with Scott Edwards Architects, Walsh Construction, and the entire design team.

As the Pandemic Rages On…

Our home office companions continue to lift our hearts and spirits!  Curious and adorable little Noah is no exception.  He does his job spreading extreme cuteness and joy with little effort while supervising the ongoing work of HDG team member Andrew Xu.

47th Avenue Nearly Complete!

SW 47th Avenue, a short dead-end north of SW Luradel Street, is near completion!  Humber Design Group was involved in the challenging design, working for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Oregon Humane Society Advances!

HDG is proud to be providing civil engineering design services for the OHS's New Road Ahead project!  Featuring two new buildings - a Behavior Rehabilitation and Rescue Center, and an Animal Crimes Forensic Center and Community Teaching Hospital - the project broke ground and is starting construction!  Fundraising is still underway for the new facility.  To learn more and donate, visit www.oregonhumane.org/new-road-ahead.    

Kalama Middle School on the Home Stretch

The Kalama Middle School classroom expansion and site improvements are progressing beautifully.  With work underway on the bus loop and drop-off areas, the facility is on target to open in late summer 2021.  HDG is providing full civil engineering design services for the project, which is a part of the Kalama School District bond program.

Happy Birthday, Meisje!

Our Manager of Happiness is celebrating her fourth birthday today!  In honor of her special day, we share this super adorable flashback photo of her first days at HDG!  While she is clearly much larger today, she is still just as sweet and fluffy. (hairy?)

PCC OMIC receives LEED Silver certification!

Portland Community College's new Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Training Center has earned LEED Silver certification!  Among many sustainable elements, the new facility features onsite stormwater management and a rooftop solar array to offset the 100% electric-powered facility.  HDG provided full civil engineering services for the new training center, which opens in the Fall of 2021 and will offer manufacturing-related training programs and apprenticeship models combining on-the-job training with classroom and lab instruction. You can learn more about OMIC here.

Cute Powers, Activate.

HDG team member Allen shared this photo of his adorable little dog Blue, who is patiently waiting for him to be done with work for the day.   No pressure or anything.

District Office

The new District Office offers six floors of flexible office above ground-floor retail and underground parking. Constructed of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), the building has a lighter carbon footprint and better energy efficiency. The beautiful building features large clear spans, exposed beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Humber Design Group provided full civil engineering design services for the project, working in partnership with the design team.

Kōz on Killingsworth Opens!

The four-story, 88-unit Kōz on N Killingsworth is now renting!  Located just two blocks from Portland Community College’s Cascadia campus, the development offers studio and two-bedroom units as well as three live-work units and ground-floor retail space.  HDG provided complete civil engineering design services for the beautiful brick building and surrounding site development.

Celebrating Black History Month!

HDG joins with ASCE to celebrate Black History Month!  Visit the ASCE Oregon Section website (https://www.asceor.org/news/notable-black-engineers-in-history) and learn more about some of the notable black engineers in history who impacted our profession and helped pave the way for future generations!    

Just a Little Help

HDG team member Paige Miller shared this photo of her friendly feline helper Watson, who took a break from supervising the day's work to lounge under the computer monitor.  Extra points for creativity Watson, and for utilizing all of the desk space effectively!

We’ve Moved!

We've moved to a new lighter and brighter space! While our team is still working remotely, we look forward to setting up our new office space when safety allows. In the meantime, make a note of our new address!

Sixteen G Nears Completion

Sixteen G Apartments (formerly Glisan Street Apartments) is nearing completion!  The new 5 story building features 86 boutique apartments, ground-floor lobby, parking garage, bike parking, and ground-level retail space.  HDG provided complete civil engineering design services for the mixed-use development, which includes studio, 1, and 2-bedroom flats and views of Mt. Hood and downtown Portland.

Happy Holidays 2020!

The pandemic was relentless.  The air far from scentless. The Zoom calls - endless.  But, we were not friendless. The most important part of our year remained as strong as ever - our relationships with each of you! With thanks and gratitude, we send Happy Holiday wishes!    

Gingerbread Games

Our annual holiday gathering brought out the artist in each of us as we held a friendly online competition to see who could decorate the best gingerbread cookie.  It was a tight competition with multiple awards given.  In the end, though, we all won, because the cookies were so delicious!

Time for some fun!

Our Manager of Happiness, Meisje, made it out to frolic in the snow this past weekend.  That's one happy puppy!  (Of course, it wouldn't have been the same without a stick.)  As happy as she is, her smile reminds us all of one thing - it's important to find time for some fun!

Red Rock Creek Commons completed!

Working with Carleton Hart Architects and owner Community Partners for Affordable Housing, HDG provided civil engineering design services for this beautiful housing development featuring 24 units of affordable housing with a variety of community spaces and an outdoor deck.

4th & Montgomery Shines Bright

The new 4th & Montgomery Building (4M) is 95% complete!   The "L-shaped", seven-story, 174,500-SF building, which is bound by public transit, contains ground-level retail as well as classrooms, a dental clinic, and academic and non-academic offices.  HDG provided full civil engineering design services for the building, which is a collaboration between PSU, PCC, OHSU, and the City of Portland.

Kalama Elementary Nearing Completion

The new elementary school for the Kalama School District is nearing completion and looks so amazing!  The beautiful new school features 33 new classrooms serving K-5 students, a full-size regulation gymnasium, cafeteria and kitchen, STEM learning areas, classrooms for art and music, a playground, and separated bus loading and parent pick-up/drop-off areas.  HDG provided full civil engineering design services for the project.

Cutest Costume Winner Announced

HDG team member Allen Schmitz, PE, shared this adorable photo of his Halloween helper, Blue, who won HDG's cutest costume contest for 2020.  Congrats Blue!  Blue looks forward to having trick-or-treaters next year!

Lakeridge High School Grandstand Nears Completion

Pacer fans are excited for the long-awaited Lakeridge High School Grandstand to come to completion.  The new facility includes 600 additional permanent seats, more lighting, an expansive cantilevered rain canopy, concessions, restrooms, raised press box, new signs and fencing, and all associated site work.  HDG provided full civil engineering services for the project, including a reroute of a public sanitary sewer line.

River Road Improvements Completed

HDG provided civil engineering design services for this public roadway project, which included the addition of a new left-turn lane and a realignment of the Park Avenue intersection to River Road.  Work was coordinated with frontage improvements along the Willamette View campus and reconfigurations of the main campus pedestrian and vehicular entries.

It’s the Little Things (and the Fluffy Ones, Too)

HDG team member Leigh Crain shares a quiet moment with her Black Lab Morgan while enjoying a nice cup of coffee. (What a nice looking coffee mug!)  If there's one thing we've gained from this Pandemic, it's a bit more time at home to enjoy little moments like this.

Exciting Work at 4th & Montgomery!

The seven-story 4th and Montgomery building is really progressing nicely!  The building, which will be shared by the PSU Graduate School of Education, the OHSU|PSU School of Public Health, the PCC Dental Programs, and the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, is being built to meet, at a minimum, LEED Gold standards.  HDG is providing complete civil engineering design services for the new development.

Cedar Tree Hotel Update

Work is progressing nicely at the Cedartree Hotel in Hillsboro!  The 120-room hotel will offer a Japanese-style hotel experience including a variety of unique Japanese amenities, a restaurant, and state-of-the-art conference rooms.  HDG is providing full civil engineering design services for the project.

Modera Akoya Now Leasing!

Previously referred to as Modera Glisan, the beautiful new Modera Akoya is now leasing!  The new mixed-use development features studio, one- and two-bedroom units with a rooftop deck, clubhouse, below-grade parking, and other amenities as well as street-level retail space.  HDG provided civil engineering design services for the project, which has a goal of achieving LEED Gold status.  

Modera Davis is nearly complete!

The 204-unit, 12-story luxury high-end residential community in the Pearl District boasts amazing walk and transit scores and features a top-floor fitness center, rooftop deck with grilling area and fire pit, sauna, golf simulator, sensory deprivation float spa chamber, demonstration kitchen, and electric vehicle charging stations.  HDG provided complete civil engineering design services for the development, which was built to LEED Silver standards.

There’s Nothing Like a Nice Trip to the Spa!

Our Manager of Happiness, Meisje, took a well-deserved trip to the doggie spa and wasn't afraid to show everyone how well she cleans up while posing for a photo or two.  So, of course, we have to ask - Who's a pretty girl?

PCC Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center

Focused on advanced manufacturing, the PCC Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center ("OMIC") in Columbia County has been moving forward quickly these past few weeks!  HDG is providing complete civil engineering design services for the new facility, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2021.

Hilton Garden Inn Nears Completion!

The beautiful 4-story, 118-room Hilton Garden Inn Wilsonville is nearing completion and features an indoor pool, 40-seat restaurant, 50-seat lounge bar, conference center, and all-new site improvements.  HDG provided complete civil engineering design services for the development, which will be opening to guests soon!  

Desk Buddy Update

Our furry little friends continue to keep us company as we work remotely.  Team member Paige shared this photo of her desk buddy Watson basking in the sun while offering his undeniably adorable presence as support for her work.

Heirloom Apartments Update

The Heirloom Apartments on SE Luther Road took a big step forward this week with foundations poured for the first two buildings!  HDG is providing civil engineering design services for the project, which will provide approximately 286 housing units.

Stadium Improvements

HDG is providing civil engineering design services for the Lakeridge High School Stadium Improvements project.  The high school will soon see an improved, expanded, and covered stadium grandstand that students and spectators alike will enjoy. Here's a peek at the progress!

Our Pledge

To recognize the importance of Juneteenth, HDG has made a donation to the Black Resilience Fund.  We also raise our hands and make a pledge:  to call out social injustice and stand against racism, to continue to work diligently to pursue paths to equity in our community and in our world, and to step up our efforts to engage people of color in our profession and our industry.  We can and will do better.

Happiness Matters

Our Manager of Happiness, Meisje, checked in with the team over a virtual meeting last week and spread all kinds of happiness around while showing us all her new ball.

Well, this is helpful.

As many of us know, working remotely comes with its own set of challenges.  Our Marketing Director shared this photo of her largest home office challenge - a handsome 14-pound fellow named Mr. Grey who likes keyboards, mouse arrows, and printers when they spit out paper.  Thankfully, the strategic placement of a fluffy blanket on the desk seemed to entice Mr. Grey to perch in a cozier location to carry out his supervisory work.

Hyatt Centric!

The beautiful new Hyatt Centric in Portland - the first in the Pacific Northwest - plans to start taking new reservations on June first! HDG provided complete civil engineering services for the new 220-room boutique hotel, which opened shortly before the COVID pandemic quarantine.

Jantzen Apartments

HDG is providing full civil engineering design services for the new 212-unit Jantzen Apartments, which is coming along beautifully!

Leo Xu on working from home

HDG team member Lily Xu shared this adorable photo of her home office assistant, Leo, who was busy assessing her work for the day.  Not only is Leo super cute, and obviously smart with those glasses, he is a chill guy that is very motivated by treats!  Thanks for making us all smile, Leo!

16th & Glisan Apartments

Work continues on the 86 unit apartment development on 16th & Glisan, for which HDG is providing complete civil engineering design services.  When completed, the new building will include housing choices ranging in size from studio to two bedrooms.

A Little Fresh Air

HDG team member Mike Hankel took social distancing to new heights this past week with some air time over Vancouver.

New Offices Coming…

The LMC Office Expansion is moving along well and looking great!  Safety protocols are in place and the project continues to take shape.

The Help is Here!

HDG Senior Project Engineer Allen Schmitz, PE, shares this adorable photo of his dog, Blue, who was intent on helping Allen complete work in his home office.  We all think Blue's cuteness could help improve just about anything, even engineering plans!

Heirloom Apartments

Work is moving along at the Heirloom Apartments site, with all kinds of cool equipment buzzing around.  It's not hard to maintain social distancing in these!

We’re Remote!

With our entire team working remotely (and our physical office closed), our Manager of Happiness duties have expanded to include our animal companions who don't come to the office.  Here's Callie, helping to ensure that at least one home office runs efficiently and all desk space is adequately utilized.

Congratulations, Paige!

After passing a rigorous test and taking several other required steps, HDG team member Paige Miller received official notice that she is now a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon!  Congratulations, Paige!

The Village is complete!

The final touches of the new master-planned Village at Mary's Woods are in place.  The new neighborhood features upscale apartment homes centered around a Town Square, campus-wide transportation to a community center, Providence clinics, medical offices, shops, meeting and event space, a myriad of dining options, and a 9,000-square-foot Fitness & Wellness Center.  Humber Design Group proudly provided civil engineering design services for the entire village project.

Out and About: Roscoe’s

Members of the HDG team visited Roscoe's today for a great lunch and a few minutes away from our computer screens!

“Hello. How are you?”

Our Manager of Happiness was busy checking in with everyone today.  A silent "hello" and "how are you?" all rolled into one sweet face!  (It's quite irresistible, as you can imagine.)