The Current

Sustainably built housing maximizes views and reduces operating costs

About the Project

Client: Horizon Realty Advisors
Use: Housing
Type: New construction
Size: 202 units
Contractor: CS Construction

The Current is a mixed-use, market-rate, multifamily project near Bend’s Central Westside neighborhood. Situated near The Old Mill District and several parks, The Current offers residents a home base for outdoor adventure. Our design solution made use of the sloping site to allow “tuck-under” parking along a portion of the building’s north wing. The interiors feature living units with thoughtful floor plans and contemporary finishes. Building amenity features include an inviting lobby with a coffee lounge, study or workrooms, a sky lounge complete with outdoor deck and spa, and bicycle and gear storage.

Emkay building interior view, lobby
Emkay building interior view, community gathering space, and fireplace

Project goals included:

  • LEED® Silver certification;
  • All electric air and water heating/cooling;
  • Lead market in amenity offerings, and
  • Provide on-site parking for all residents.

As part of the energy efficiency strategy, a 90kW rooftop solar array provides enough electricity to power the building lighting, cooling, and elevators. Heat-pump water heating technology further reduces operational costs and eliminates the need for gas-fired boilers.
The building is an infill on one of few remaining undeveloped lots in a master-planned area. The design allows the parking to be screened from the adjacent streets, and the team’s careful attention to the building’s massing ensures it integrates into the surrounding neighborhood.

Emkay building interior view, sitting area
Emkay building exterior view, and covered parking spaces

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