Ascent competed with architecture firms throughout Oregon to win the Beaverton projects

Broadway Saloon in Beaverton

Ascent Architecture & Interiors recently completed four storefront remodels for the City of Beaverton’s Storefront Improvement Program. Beaverton hired Ascent Architecture & Interiors, of Bend, for its program after a competitive interview process.

“At the beginning of the program, we held a competitive RFP process,” said Megan Braunsten, Beaverton’s city development project coordinator. “Ascent Architecture & Interiors came out on top far above all other applicants given their experience with similar storefront programs and work with small business and property owners throughout Oregon.”

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Ascent collaborated with the city and business owners to restore the dated storefronts and “bring new life to the building as well as the internal business” said Ascent Design Professional Travis Smith, Assoc. AIA, who worked on the projects.

Smith added that the new storefronts will also benefit the surrounding areas. “Designing to improve not only the building façade but to bring new life to a business and an entire civic area is exciting to me,” he said.

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The four Beaverton businesses the Ascent team redesigned included a saloon, a shoe repair shop, a business office/art studio and a shopping-center exterior.

“The revitalization of downtown, as well as the Allen Blvd business district, are core priorities of the city and the citizens of Beaverton,” Braunsten said. “Healthy business districts are key to a strong community.”

With the first four completed, Ascent is now working on the next set of Beaverton storefront remodels.

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Ascent has extensive experience bringing new life and adding value to dated buildings through remodels, including façade redesigns for Redmond’s Downtown Design Assistance Program. In Bend, the team has worked on several projects including face lifts on the 500 Greenwood retail building and the award-winning projects Nicole Michelle Decor on Newport and E.M. Thompson (home of Lark) in Downtown Bend.

In addition to Smith, Ascent Architecture & Interiors’ team includes Principal Architect Seth Anderson, Senior Project Architect Krista Appleby, Interior Designer Lynn Baker, Design Professional Sara Bergby, Design Professional Emily Freed, Accounting Assistant Laura Moss, Design Professional Marco Urieta-Leon, and Administrative Assistant Maria Waldron.

Ascent is currently working on commercial, mixed-use, medical, residential, restaurant and senior-living community projects throughout Oregon, Washington and California, including the Worthy Brewing expansion, Harkenrider Senior Center and the 900 Wall remodel.

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