Capitol Plaza is a seven-story, 34-unit, affordable housing
development built in 1954. The Salem, Oregon building primarily offers housing
for elderly residents and residents with disabilities.
To rehabilitate the building, Ankrom Moisan was hired by
owner RPH to execute a series of upgrades including complete mechanical/electrical/plumbing
systems upgrades, infrastructure improvements, new windows and interior
finishes for all units, ADA unit conversions, and expanded ground floor common
A new multi-use “potluck room,” a second-floor roof terrace,
and a community room with computers were added to enhance the social amenities available
Designed to fulfill 2015 Enterprise Green Communities
criteria, the renovations also included many sustainable features such as
Energy Star appliances, low VOC paints and finishes, and high-performance
triple glazed windows. Construction management processes were in place to recycle
a high percentage of the construction waste. Since the building was occupied during
the remodel, construction was phased to minimize its impact on residents.
AMA has completed other rehabilitation projects with clients
including the Vancouver Housing Authority, Downtown Emergency Service Center
(Seattle), CODA (Portland), and Habitat for Humanity.
Below are before/after photos that show the extent of the
Laundry room before.
Laundry room after.