Photo Credit: LCL The Joshua Green Building was one of the first steel framed buildinings in Seattle. Related Links: Discharge Permit Fees Increasing Soon Dutch Harbor Cold Storage Built By Skagit County Firm New Hotel Slated For Lakewood Area Seattle – General contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis has completed restoration of the 112,000 sq ft historic Joshua Green Building, in downtown Seattle. Many of the historic features in the landmark 10-story building were unchanged since it was built in 1912, including terra cotta exterior, wood windows, the main lobby, and a stairway. Lewis refurbished and in many cases replicated new versions
Related Links: Port Partners with City To Win Tiger Grant EWB Works on Water Project in Tanzania Portland - McKinstry Co., Portland, and the The Oregon University System (OUS), formed a consortium of the seven public universities in Oregon, to create a climate action plan that will put them on the road to eventual carbon neutrality. McKinstry performed an integrated analysis of energy consumption across all seven OUS campuses which included engineering, financial, operation, and sustainability assessments. It then developed a climate action plan complete with target dates and metrics to achieve the eventual goal of a carbon-neutral OUS. For
Related Links: Joshua Green Building Renovation Complete Discharge Permit Fees Increasing Soon Dutch Harbor Cold Storage Built By Skagit County Firm Lakewood - A new 83-unit Candlewood Suites, which broke ground recently, is slated for completion in September 2010. To date, the city of Lakewood has invested more than $18 million to redevelop two-and-a-half miles of the Pacific Highway corridor resulting in property and roadway improvements making the area “ready to go” for new businesses. In addition to the new hotel, Lakewood Ford, LaQuinta Inn & Suites and Sound Transit have all built new facilities along Pacific Highway.
Related Links: Providence Health Services Earns Gold Certificate Northshore Named Most Energy Efficient District SPOKANE Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell, Wash., has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The project applied for and received a unique, campus-wide Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Although the CRCC project includes 21 individual buildings, the project submitted a single certification submission for the entire campus. Construction on the 2,048-bed medium-custody expansion began in June 2006 and was completed in October 2008 by joint venture partners Hunt Construction Group and Lydig Construction (Hunt/Lydig), and designed by
Prior to refurbishment, the 18-26 office building, located at the Boeing Kent facility, was outdated from infrastructure to envelope. Boeing wanted to create a prototypical workplace design program that met LEED Silver standards and would create an architectural identity on the campus.
Jacobs Associates has announced the promotion of Peter Raleigh to associate. Raleigh, who has more than 17 years of experience in tunnel engineering and with tunnel boring machines, joined the firm in 2006. He is currently working on the Light Rail University Link and North Link projects and is project manager and lead inspector on the Ballard Siphon Replacement Project, for which Jacobs Associates is providing construction management services. Portland-based Yost Grube Hall Architecture (YGH) announced that two employees have earned additional accreditations. Rachael Pasternak, LEED AP, IIDA, has recently obtained her National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certificate.
OAs LEED has developed into the norm, some of the sustainable elements employed have become so common as to be pedestrian and expected, such as alternate refrigerants, better filtration, and low-flow fixtures. The team-based ‘design charette’ process within LEED often leads to some very creative solutions. The most interesting sustainable element we have installed is an ice thermal storage system where ice made at night is used the following day to cool the building. Our design went one step farther, using the heat rejected from the making of ice to heat another building in the off-hours. The process came to
Related Links: Aging Workers a Concern For Oregon OSHA Connect Oregon Applications Due in November Portland - Portland is one of 16 U.S. cities to receive a grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Solar America Cities Special Projects. A total of $10 million was awarded to the 16 cities to address specific barriers to solar adoption in urban settings and support innovative approaches that can be widely replicated. Portland will receive $400,000 over the next two years to increase the number of residents in Portland that use solar energy to power their homes. The two year grant
Seattle - Construction at a Hope VI housing project in Seattle is continuing because of money supplied through an ARRA stimulus grant. Image courtesy of the Seattle Housing Authority Tamarack Housing is creating 350 jobs in a low-income area of Seattle. Construction of Tamarack Place, an 83-unit low income housing building started up again in September, 2009, because of a $13.5 million in stimulus funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, given to the Seattle Housing Authority. Over $7 million will fund construction of Tamarack Place, a low income apartment complex; $6.5 million will fund infrastructure on the
Related Links: NSCC to Break Ground On Employment Center Nationwide Laser Scanning Contract Awarded to ESM Issaquah - A new medical campus will be constructed on the 12.5-acre parcel in Issaquah, Wash. Plans call for a comprehensive ambulatory care center, five-story medical office building and acute-care community hospital. Site preparation work began in mid-August and foundation excavation is slated to start in late January 2010, with the ambulatory care center and medical office building targeted to open in summer 2011, and the first phase of the hospital following at the end of first quarter 2012. The site and surrounding area