GLY Construction Announces New Leadership Team
Bellevue, Wash.-based GLY Construction recently announced a changing of the guard in its ownership and executive groups. The former ENR Northwest Contractor of the Year added to new owners and promoted two current employees to the executive leadership team.
Bryan Haakenson and Tim Campbell each received a promotion to owner and principal. Haakenson has worked for GLY Construction for nearly two decades and oversaw a range of projects in that time, including educational facilities to senior living campuses. Campbell started with the company in 2004 and most recently oversaw portions of the Lincoln Square Expansion in Bellevue.
Additionally, GLY promoted Executive Vice Presidents Ted Herb and Mark Kane to executive leadership positions. Herb will now serve as president while Kane will take on the role of chief operating officer.
“My leadership focuses on making sure the entire team, from client to carpenter, has everything they need to be successful - and safe,” says Herb in a company press release.
The changes took effect at the beginning of October this year.
Skanska to Build Downtown Seattle Hotel
Skanska signed a $51.8-million contract with Widewaters Groups to build the 16-story Charter Hotel at Second Avenue and Stewart Street in Seattle. Construction plans estimate the hotel will be complete in February 2018.
The 175,000 sq ft hotel will feature 229 rooms, restaurant, top floor outdoor terrace and lounge, and a 5,000 sq ft meeting space. Skanska will build the hotel above an existing parking structure.
Hogan Campis Architecture, Inc. is the architect for the project. Upon completion, the hotel will be a part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
Seattle High Rise Offers Customizable Penthouse Design
Rather than lease a pre-designed penthouses in its new Kinects residential tower, Security Properties is offering a fully-customizable option to potential lessees. The building features six penthouses from 1,476  to 2,051 sq ft.
“The construction team is holding back on starting 39th floor interior work this fall to accommodate a limited pre-release window for penthouse customization,” says John Marasco, Security Properties’ chief development officer, in a press release. “We invite future residents to collaborate with a favorite designer, or to team up with one of our own, to imagine a space that is uniquely theirs.”
The 41-story building, located in the Denny Triangle neighborhood in Seattle, has a unique design that slopes outward as the building rises, meaning the penthouses have the largest footprint.
The penthouses feature two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, though lessees also have the option to combine multiple penthouses into one residence. Lessees will have the opportunity to customize lighting, smart house features, cabinetry, sound systems and other features. Security Properties is offering penthouse build out allowances of up to $100,000 depending on the length of the lease.
Bumgardner Architects designed the project, which has a target open date of summer 2017. Andersen Construction is the general contractor. Cary Kopczynski & Company is the structural engineer.
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame Inducts Four Honorees
The Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame, headquartered in Eugene, Ore., named four new inductees for 2016. Current members chose the new honorees based on their contributions to both the business and art form of decorative concrete.
The 2016 inductees include Bomanite founders Dan Sieben and John T. Dryden, Butterfield Colors founder Joe Garceau, and GL3 Concrete and Couture Concrete founder George Lacker.
The new inductees join 26 individuals and two businesses as members of the Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame.