Glenhaven HQ

Glenhaven is a 220,750 square foot super-structure headquarters for Banfield Pet Hospital.  KPFF Consulting Engineers recommended Stearns for the project because of their expertise in meeting tight schedules, rapid procurement capabilities, and their time and cost saving value-engineering solutions.

Stearns, subcontracted to Brockamp & Jaeger, furnished and installed the structural steel frame, metal deck, and miscellaneous steel. The structure contains an elevated first level over a daylight parking garage, a second floor, and a roof framed with wide-flange beams and open-web joists.  The design incorporates exposed steel brace frames for both lateral resistance and architectural appeal, and exposed open-web joists within the skylight areas throughout the interior.

Stearns’ in-house detailing staff utilized their advanced software technology to provide accurate and complete shop drawings for the structural framing.  Stearns was also responsible for coordination of fabrication and installation of the unique customized hand-rails throughout the building. 

Recognizing Stearns’ contributions to the project, Russ Tuttle, Project Manager of Brockamp & Jaeger stated,

“I have never worked with a better team of professionals in the steel industry than what I experienced with Stearns on the Banfield Corporate Headquarters project.  Stearns worked diligently in resolving potential design issues during the shop drawing stages to minimize fabrication issues. This resulted in reducing field corrections and impacting erection of the steel structure. Stearns was very methodical in their planning and sequencing of tasks to be performed, which made our job easier to coordinate our self-performed and sequence work with other vendors and subcontractors. We would highly recommend Stearns to other architectural and design firms in the future without any hesitation.”

Designed by architect Lang Bates, of Architects Barrentine Bates Lee, this state-of-the-art facility features numerous unique elements.  The structure is 500 feet in length, with a lot the size of four city blocks.  Passersby are greeted by a beautifully landscaped Westminster-style dog park.  Adjacent to the park is a dog-wash facility and a custom-designed covered walk-way to 82nd Avenue, which were framed by Stearns. 

“Stearns was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.  Working in true partnership with the design team and the general contractor, Stearns helped design and construct an efficient, economical and well coordinated structural steel frame building,” stated Bates.

The Stearns’ team worked closely with the owner, architect, engineer, general contractor, and subcontractors to successfully complete the structures on time and within budget.

Project Details

Client: Glenhaven, LLC

Location: Portland, Oregon

Contractor: Brockamp & Jaeger

Architect: RW Larson Associates

Engineer-of-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 220,750 square feet

Number of Levels: 3

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2005


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