Project Description

Salem, Oregon

Located in downtown Salem, Oregon the “550 Building” was a real challenge. It was an extensive remodel of approximately 100,000 square feet inside the basement, first and second floors of the main offices of the Oregon Department of Energy. The basement was an empty shell that was completely built out: New walls, floors and ceilings. The first and second floors mainly consisted of upgraded finishes, including a desk, some walls, and several columns finished with reclaimed barn wood. Exterior upgrades were also undertaken. These included new electric car charging stations, parking space canopies and a number of solar panels. Won through competitive bid, the contract had a fixed price.

Project Details


Department of Administrative Services


SOLARC Architects




January 2018

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