Cultural

Ausland’s team performed over $1 million in upgrades to the historic and culturally sensitive Britt Festivals facility, including facility expansion, ADA accessibility improvements, and parking lot construction. The 50-year old venue has a new Performance Garden mirroring the style and character of the original wood Pavilion. Accessible pathways for patrons meander from the parking lot, up the hillside, accomplishing over 100 feet of grade difference. A new parking lot was developed for patrons of Britt, and adjacent nature trails with interpretive exhibits.

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The project consisted of sensitive rehabilitation work, including carefully removing the exterior siding and window trim to salvage for re-installation and removing the sub-sheathing, as necessary, to access the sprinkler riser. Following sprinkler installation, the project received new sub-sheathing, reinstalled exterior siding and trim, and paint scraping and painting.

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A complete engineering analysis and inspection of its 1800s-era historic pedestrian railroad bridge. The bridge, located on the north fork of the Santiam River, has a structural support system that is a hybrid of heavy timber and steel, and a unique truss system. Our team was hired for our deep experience in similar structural complexities.

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This project was a complete renovation of historic plaza in the heart of downtown Ashland. The redesign created more gathering space and seating, and allows better flow to the pedestrian walkways.  It was completed on schedule.

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A sensitive historic restoration of the Tabernacle and BlackSmith Shop at the Rogue River Ranch National Historic Site. It is located in the Rogue River Canyon in Southern Oregon and is an isolated property surrounded by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The project consisted of a complete restoration to the wood framed structures that were in a state of serious neglect and required delicate care to preserve the structures (preventing collapse) during the extensive renovation.  Carpenters realigned the structural walls, and carefully removed and refinished old paneling.

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An award-winning historic restoration of a U.S. Forest Service Station to restore the building to its original finishes and add accessible elements. The original siding was reused to the maximum extent possible. The facility has two garage bays for fire engines, a conference room, exercise room, and was renovated to include ADA-accessible restrooms and a ramp. This distinguished project was given the 2012 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award.

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Ausland was initially brought on board by the owner of the existing building as a consultant to help consider a seismic renovation. After assessing opportunities and constraints, Ausland helped facilitate donation of the building to the Jefferson Public Radio Foundation. Ausland is now serving as program/construction manager, leading the design, regulatory approval and construction of the project. The facility will become the new home of Jefferson Public Radio. When complete it will be a LEED-Certified restored building on the National Historic Register, located in the heart of Medford. Click here to view case study.

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Ausland has a long history working on this declared National Landmark site for both the National Parks Service and the Friends of the Chateau at the Oregon Caves. Examples of work included new construction of Administrative Facilities on a historic site, and for three levels of new balconies with the second floor level tenant improvements, ADA compliant restroom and exterior access.

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Comprehensive renovation and expansion of an existing library. Built of heavy timber and log construction to reflect the character of the Upper Rogue community.

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Jet boat excursions on the Rogue River bring thousands of visitors each year to this historic icon. The 14,000 square foot facility features log construction reminiscent of historic Cascadian lodges. Its massive scale, unique materials and remote location posed purchasing and logistical challenges. Includes full commercial kitchen and facilities to serve up to 350 guests at one sitting.

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