Newberg, Oregon Residence

Posted by Jerome Madden, Principal
October 17, 2014

Madden & Baughman Engineering recently completed construction phase services for a residence designed by Cutler Anderson Architects of Bainbridge Island, Washington and constructed by R&H Construction of Bend, Oregon. The residence is located in the Dundee Hills wine region outside of Newberg, Oregon.

The house is formed by a shed shaped rectilinear structure serving as the main living quarters, flanked by a garage and bedroom wing. Part of the main house is suspended over a pond which abuts the house’s south face. The house is framed with Corten steel moment frames, which allows for the expanse of glazing in this photo.

Collaboration in Structural Design

Posted by Jerome Madden, Principal
June 3, 2014

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A few times a year Madden & Baughman Engineering is fortunate to collaborate on a project that highlights pure structural design as a key feature of the completed form. This project, a light vehicular bridge over a creek, had the goals of shallow structural depth, and the use of naturally weather resistive material to complement the naturally forested site.

Working with architect Ellen Fortin, from Ellen Fortin Design + Architecture, the king post truss form was selected to match the profile of the creek bed. Corten steel was selected for its weather resistive characteristics and natural appearance. Madden & Baughman Engineering has experience specifying Corten steel for other small residential projects, providing the design team with the experience necessary to work around availability and cost constraints that would otherwise make the use of Corten steel impractical.