Gathering Glass | Ashland, OR


322 N. Pioneer Street
Ashland, OR  97520
1,130  SF
The Gathering Glass building features both an upscale retail space with window displays and specialty retail lighting and also an industrial glass blowing shop.

The Ashland Historic Commission’s Award for Historically Compatible Commercial Construction goes to those involved in the re-development of 322 Pioneer Street. The project started as a speculative venture to redevelop an existing iron building covered with metal siding at the corner of “A” and Pioneer Streets in the Railroad District. As soon as the ink started to dry on the plans, current owner, Al Carlson, decided to relocate the Gathering Glass Studio from a smaller space in the A Street Marketplace to this site.

Working through significant challenges such as dealing with contaminated soil and creating appropriate ADA access, project designer, Gary Caperna, of the design-builder Batzer, made successful efforts to re-use the existing structural framework, retain the aesthetic essence of the original building and adapt it into a new and vibrant commercial building.

Services: Design/Build
Facility Category:  Retail/Industrial
Architect: Gary Caperna, Batzer Construction
Project Manager: Shari Shattuck
Awards:  2004 City of Ashland- Historic Preservation Award “Historically Compatible Commercial”
Completed:  2005

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