Ginger Restaurant Expansion

OW worked closely with the managing partner of Ginger to design the new lounge adjacent to the existing restaurant.

Opened in the Fall of 2010, the lounge brings big city style to Anchorage with a new bar, dining area, and banquet room.


Under a term contract with Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA), OW developed three duplex designs for five contiguous residential lots on Bliss Street in Mountain View.

These three designs have been built as infill on sixteen additional lots throughout Mountain View. Designed to take advantage of south sun, the prototype designs required only minor modifications to be adapted to the various sites.

Kelly Cabin

The Kelly Cabin is a vacation home on the Oregon Coast, designed for the Kelly Family Trust. The home is shared by eight siblings and their families.

After working with this unique client for over two years, the home was completed in 2010.


This home, as featured in Sunset Magazine, was the first LEED Certified home on the West Coast.

The house is Net-Zero Energy through the use of solar tracking arrays and innovative low energy mechanical and lighting systems. This home demonstrates the sustainable concepts of passive solar heating and cooling, recycled materials, non-additive finishes, durable construction, and permanence.

The Arc

This 4,000 sf addition to an existing home in east Anchorage for the Arc of Anchorage is a fully accessible group home for four individuals.

The Arc of Anchorage provides services and housing for people with disabilities. OW continues to support The Arc in their mission to build 5 houses in 5 years.

Habitat for Humanity

OW joined forces with Petra Wilm of Ten21 Architecture and were selected to design a 7-unit development in east Anchorage.

The first seven homes are currently under construction. OW is currently working with Habitat to design an additional 16 to 18 homes that will be constructed in 2012 and 2013.


Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) led the development team that was selected by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in a competitive RFP process in October of 2010.

Designed by OW in collaboration with kpb architects, Loussac Place is a $30,000,000 multi-family housing development including 120 units and a community building on an 8 acre parcel. Construction began in the spring of 2011.