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Les Schwab HQ

Bend, Oregon

GBD was asked to move the Les Schwab headquarters from Prineville to Bend and to create a state-of-the-art facility to attract and retain professional talent. Our solution: A building with high, exposed ceilings, beautiful views of the Central Oregon high desert, standardized workstations, and plenty of natural light in internal spaces.

The high-performance building is a rich and healthy workspace. The fresh air, under floor air distribution, direct/in-direct lighting, photovoltaic array for generating electricity, and stormwater management system are just a few of the sustainable features that make people feel good in this building.

The Les Schwab offices were the first parcel in the 1,500-acre Juniper Ridge master plan. Phase I includes a 120,000 sq. foot, three-story office building with 350 parking stalls; GBD completed the headquarters project in January 2009.

Project benefits:

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Lowered building operating costs
  • Conserved water both inside and outside the building
  • Annual savings of 383,775 kWh of electricity
  • Annual savings of 4,933 therms of natural gas
  • Estimated solar power generation of 37,890 kWh hours of electricity per year
  • $34,972 in annual savings from energy saved and generated

120,000 sf


Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association, 2011, Excellence in Concrete Award, Commercial

© GBD Architects Incorporated 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 300 Portland, OR 97209 Tel. (503) 224-9656

©GBD Architects Incorporated

  • 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 300 Portland, OR 97209
  • (503) 224-9656