Submitted by: PCL Construction Services, Inc.

As the second residential phase of the Bravern development in Bellevue, this $250-million project consists of 29 levels of condominiums in each of the two towers, for a total of 455 individual units. Also included are an athletic club, events room with catering kitchen, and a spa area.

Photo: Michael Walmsley Photography
Photo: Michael Walmsley Photography

Each tower consists of a centralized concrete core, concrete columns and post-tensioned slabs. The building enclosure is comprised of a glazed curtainwall system, pre-cast architectural concrete panels and metal panels.

During the course of the project, the housing market suffered significant changes, making it even more essential to maintain schedule and budget. The owner needed more flexibility to improve the bottom line and made a late global design change that impacted every condo unit on the job. Because the owner wanted a model for every price level, in one case the contractor had only four days to bring a unit from the drywall stage to completion, in time for a prospective buyer to view it.

The judges were impressed by the teamwork and coordination, especially since other contractors were building two additional office towers and a retail mall, at the same time.

Owner: Schnitzer West
Architect: NBBJ
General Contractor: PCL Construction Services
Engineers: DCI Engineers; Holaday Parks
Subcontractors: Candela; Holmes Electric; King Concrete