This project was the first new building to be constructed on the Plaza in downtown Ashland in over 50 years. It is also the only building with its only frontage on Calle Guanajuato, the City promenade along Lithia Creek. Constructed in 2015, it was designed to look like a typical Irish pub that would have been constructed when the Plaza was originally developed in the 1850s, only new today. The City of Ashland thought so much of the building its Historic Commission named it the best new commercial construction of the year.
Any infill building can be a technically challenging project. In this case the available site was ringed by buildings, all dating from different decades in the last century, all in various stages of structural stability, and all with different foundation conditions. In the end, we elected to construct the building as a post and beam structure utilizing the existing adjacent walls as the weather enclosure. The front façade has site made windows and hand cast concrete wall panels.
Project Data: The building is two stories and contains approximately 2,400 sf.
Project completion: 2015