TCP Corporate Headquarters
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TCP Corp., a leading window manufacturer in Seattle, knows what it takes to ensure a green design.

Designed by Callison, Seattle, the TCP Corporate Headquarters design was inspired by historic railroad and lumber industrial buildings in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the forms and materials native to the region. For example, the image of densely forested landscapes on the wall panels is copied in the textured concrete form liners that help mask the joinery of the panels. The design solution established team spaces, working islands, ample break rooms and meeting rooms, arranged along a sky-lit main artery that connects the building longitudinally. Project cost was not disclosed.

A cross access meets this path and connects the administrative staff directly via stairs and windows to the assembly floor and personnel. This provides an integrated experience to heighten real time sales, assembly, production, and administrative functions providing a more streamlined approach to delivery and service.

A commitment to incorporate TCP products within the project streamlined the shop drawing phase for both exterior glazing and interior glazed partitions, as well as wall panels and millwork that used Neopareis glass panels.

TCP supplied the materials and completed field measurements, and produced and reviewed shop drawings in house, saving time and coordination effort. Custom form liners were used to transform a tilt-up design into a custom-built light industrial building.

Innovative design techniques included a butterfly roof, solar shading, height performance glazing, expansive windows to achieve maximized daylighting, and exterior view access from the majority of spaces. The project is also currently pursuing LEED-CI-Gold certification through a range of incorporated design features, including use of locally sourced materials, energy efficient lighting and low-flow water fixtures.

Key Players

Architect, Interior Design, LEED Certification: Callison, Seattle
Mechanical Construction and Engineering: MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Seattle
Construction Management: URS Corporation. Bellevue
Structural Engineer: Coffman Engineers, Seattle
MEP Engineer: Hargis Engineers, Seattle
Plumbing: Evergreen State Mechanical, Auburn, Wash.
General Contractor: Opus Northwest, Seattle
Electrical Contractor: SME, Inc., Seattle