Nir Pearlson Architect Studio

1300 SF Remodel; Completed in 2018

This two-story bungalow was built in 1905, and converted from a residence into offices in the 1970’s. The 2018 remodel involved a complete gutting and reinvention of the 1,300-SF first floor, from three under-utilized offices and two abandoned rooms into a spacious architectural studio. Three former load-bearing walls were replaced with post-and-beam frames supported on new concrete footings below the floor. A tall glass door leads from the building lobby into the new suite which includes a conference room, a collaborative studio space, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a mudroom with a door to the back yard. The new interior spaces celebrate both past and present. The carefully-preserved century-old windows were cased with new trim replicating the original historic fir casing. Hardwood flooring with visible stress and saw-marks is made of reclaimed hardwood dating to the building’s era of origin. Modern elements include the large glazed openings between the lobby and the studio, and the exposed glue-laminated structural timber elements. The work areas feature ApplePly maple plywood countertops, and are illuminated by hi-tech LED fixtures. The conference room’s new oversized glazed doors were mounted onto steel track and rollers fabricated circa 1890, that were abandoned decades ago inside a wall cavity and re-discovered during construction!

The former drafty envelope was improved as the wall, ceiling, and floor cavities were packed with insulation.
The removal of partitions and the introduction of new interior glazing allow for daylight to reach all corners of the studio.
The FSC-Certified flooring is made with hardwood salvaged from former industrial buildings.
The mechanical equipment was replaced with high-efficiency units, and all ducts were insulated. The electrical system was replaced, and all lighting is provided by new efficient LED fixtures with smart dimming controls.

Development Team
Real Estate Developer: Nir Pearlson
Real Estate Broker: Kim Hyland, Windermere Real Estate
Lender: Summit Bank SBA Program, Ashley Horner & Team

Design Team
Architectural Design: Nir Pearlson; Roger Ota
Construction Documents: Shreedhara Bajracharya
Structural Engineering: CMS / Chris Strang

Construction Team
General Contractor: Nir Pearlson
Demolition & New Foundations: O’brien Const. & Design
Timbers & Framing: Eric Calderon Framing
Insulation: Insul 8 Insulation
Plaster: Eugene Plastering Inc.
Finish Carpentry: Fred Niemeyer Const.
Cabinet Fabrication: Roberts & Sons
Cabinet Installation: Efren Hernandez
Flooring: Floor Art; Gardener
Painting & Staining: Prism Painting
HVAC: Kent Witham Air
Electrical: LMJ Electric LLC
Plumbing: John the Plumber; Kurt’s Plumbing
I.T.: Arctic MSP

Suppliers / Manufacturers
Lumber: Stringfield Lumber
Building Supplies: Jerry’s
Custom Steel Connectors: Avant Arc
Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring: Pioneer Millworks; Settler’s Plank Mixed Oak
Doors, Windows, Millwork: Mid-Valley Glass & Millwork
Maple ApplePly Plywood: States Industries; Crosscut Hardwoods
Linoleum Flooring: Gardner Floor Covering
Granite Countertops: Signature Surfaces NW
Plumbing Fixtures: Keller Supply – Duravit, Delta, American Standard
Electrical Light Fixtures: CED Eugene – Finelite, Fluxwerx; Harry L. Stearns – BEGA, Visa
HVAC Gas Furnace: Ameristar
Sit-Stand Desk Frames: Hyphn
Window Coverings: VCS Window Coverings