PORTLAND, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 16, 2007— On April 16, 2007, Viewpoint Construction Software(TM) will relocate its headquarters to RiverEast Center, a LEED Gold Certified building in Portland, Oregon.
Myrna Hostetler, President of Viewpoint Construction Software,
says the move will accommodate the company's aggressive growth plans.
"With our expanded product development and support efforts and
Viewpoint's growing customer base, RiverEast Center will help us
attract new talent while providing state-of-the-art training
facilities for our customers."
A former warehouse adjacent to the Hawthorne Bridge has been
transformed to bring new life to the central eastside industrial area.
The innovative public plaza includes the first shared "green street"
in Portland to treat stormwater from both public and private runoff
sources as well as a public art installation from reclaimed building
RiversEast LLC, formed between Jay Haladay, Chief Executive
Officer of Portland-based software development company Coaxis
(Viewpoint Construction Software is a division of Coaxis, Inc.), and
Jeff Reaves, president of architect/engineering firm Group Mackenzie,
developed the property as new, expanded headquarters for their
respective companies. In addition to Coaxis and Group Mackenzie,
tenants also include TS Consulting, a construction management and
design/build firm; and SDC, mechanical and electrical engineering
Haladay, whose companies develop industry-leading enterprise
software solutions for the construction and food/beverage distribution
markets, considers the move strategic. "Our most valuable asset is our
employees. The move downtown makes it more convenient for them and
provides an exciting, creative work environment on the river," says
Haladay. "Additionally, RiverEast Center offers us an easy-to-access,
central location for business development programs as well as employee
retention and recruitment efforts."
RiverEast Center will bring over 220 jobs to Portland.
The former Holman Transfer Building was built in 1951 and served
to transport products for Quaker Oats, Coca Cola and C&H Sugar for
many years. The Portland Development Commission purchased the building
in 2002, calling it, "a key site in the transformation of the city's
east bank." The building is located in the Central Eastside Urban
A multi-disciplinary design and engineering approach was employed
to ensure that the design aesthetics of the Art Deco warehouse were
not lost in the transformation into a sustainably designed and
functional office environment. RiverEast Center is expected to achieve
LEED Gold certification, one of the highest ratings for sustainable
design from the U.S. Green Building Council. Key features:
-- Green Street: Clay Street has been turned into a public plaza,
featuring Portland's first example of shared facilities for
treating public and private storm water. Rain water from the
roof, Water Avenue, and the parking lot travels through
artistic downspouts, storm water basins with native plantings
and recycled building concrete into a privately maintained
water quality facility before reaching the river. The
innovative site development was designed collaboratively by
GreenWorks Landscape Architects and Group Mackenzie and
coordinated with many local agencies. Portland Bureau of
Environmental Services provided grants to help accomplish
project's goals that exceed minimum city standards.
-- Energy Efficiency: The entire south side of the building is a
dynamic solar wall which uses a system of glass panels,
baffles and shelves to alternatively capture and divert solar
heat throughout the seasons. The solar wall, wide use of
natural light, reflective white roof, special window glazing,
energy efficient fixtures, and buying 100% green power reduces
energy consumption to 51% less than code requires.
-- Reclaiming and Recycling: The project received funding from
the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) for a series of
sculptures in the plaza, using large concrete slabs, cut out
for windows and doors. The slabs reveal the impressions of old
growth timber, used as forms for pouring the Art Deco
structure. Over 95% of the concrete waste has been reclaimed
for other purposes. Interior designers used sustainably
harvested bamboo paneling and re-used much of the building's
existing doors and windows.
The building presented a number of challenges: a dramatically
sloped floor; traffic noise from two adjacent bridges; a brownfield
from an old loading dock; and lack of space for systems
About Viewpoint Construction Software: Viewpoint Construction
Software(TM) has been committed to serving the construction industry
with proven, leading-edge information-management solutions for more
than 30 years, along with best-in-industry support. Viewpoint V6
Software(TM) integrates accounting, operations and project management
information to help midrange and large-volume construction companies
increase efficiency and profitability through information-driven
Viewpoint Construction Software(TM) and Viewpoint V6 Software(TM)
are trademarks of Coaxis, Inc.