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The City of Portland’s Fire Station 21 is located on the east bank of the Willamette River at the foot of the Hawthorne Bridge. The facility’s location on the waterfront allows Portland Fire & Rescue personnel to respond quickly to emergencies on the river and along the Eastbank Esplanade. As part of a seismic upgrade, the City is planning […]

We are pleased to announce the addition of Mike Marshall to the GRI team as a Project Geologist. Mike has 9 years of experience in environmental investigations, geologic and natural hazard evaluations, hydrogeologic studies, and GIS analysis and modeling. He earned a BS degree in geology from Portland State University and is conducting landslide research and characterizing a […]

NOAA’s new Marine Operation Center – Pacific in Newport, Oregon, received Honorable Mention in the American Society of Civil Engineers Region 8 Major Project of the Year competition for 2011. ASCE Region 8 includes OR, WA, ID, MT, AK, UT, NV, AZ, and HI. GRI and KPFF Consulting Engineers completed the geotechnical and civil engineering design efforts for […]

Central City Concern’s Old Town Recovery Center opened in December 2011. The new facility is located on the corner of NW Broadway and W Burnside in downtown Portland, on the site of a vacant fast-food restaurant. In collaboration with Gerding Edlen and SERA Architects, we assisted with the environmental cleanup of the site, which was necessitated by its use […]

GRI received three awards at the ACEC-Oregon Engineering Excellence 2012 awards banquet on January 11.  The entry for the NOAA Marine Operation Center – Pacific project in Newport, Oregon, won both a Grand Award in the Special Project category and the People’s Choice Award. GRI and KPFF Consulting Engineers completed the geotechnical and civil engineering […]

Fifteen Mile Creek Bridge on I-84 near The Dalles is now open to traffic again.  GRI worked withDavid Evans and Associates, Inc. to replace the aging bridge as part of ODOT’s Oregon Transportation Investment Act (OTIA).  The new bridge crosses a relatively deep canyon of Fifteen Mile Creek, about 75 ft above the canyon floor. The […]

Congratulations to Walker Macy for winning the American Society of Landscape Architect’s Oregon Chapter 2011 merit award for Analysis and Planning for Cottonwood Canyon State Park on the John Day River in eastern Oregon.  In July 2011, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the Comprehensive Plan for the new park, which will become Oregon’s second largest […]

GRI associate Scott Schlechter (right) received the Young Engineer of the Year award at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Oregon Section banquet on September 30.  Scott has 11 years of experience with GRI and leads the firm’s earthquake engineering group. He has completed seismic design studies for many infrastructure projects, including the new NOAA […]

GRI’s Vancouver, Washington, office is hosting an open house on Thursday October 13th from 4 to 7 pm.  The office is located in downtown Vancouver at 1101 Broadway Street, Suite 130. Hearty snacks and refreshing beverages will be served. If you’d like to join us, please RSVP by October 10 via e-mail to Matt Shanahan or […]