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20 Years of
Transforming Our Region

1995

LONGEVITY AND SEISMIC STABILITY

When the Starbucks Coffee Company moved into the dated 1.8 million-square-foot Sears Catalogue Distribution building, our cost-effective seismic retrofit enabled their expansion into the space. Twenty years, one major earthquake, and many projects later, we are still providing innovative structural, seismic, and civil engineering to both the building owner and Starbucks.

1995

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Photo of Starbucks Headquarters

1997

URBAN INFILL EXEMPLIFIED

Truly unique in its civil and structural design requirements, the phased Union Station Development combined renovation with new construction over working freight and transit tunnels in the heart of the historic International District. Headquarters for Vulcan and other high-tech businesses, the development is a regional transportation hub.

1997

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2001

SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTNERSHIPS

Working within modest construction budgets, we have provided civil and structural design to modernize existing facilities for districts throughout the state. As populations have grown, so has the need for expansion: our work on countless new schools and major renovations range from Phantom Lake Elementary shown here to the recently completed Issaquah High School.

2001

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2005

TECHNOLOGY OF OUR LANDSCAPE

Economically and geographically, Microsoft has shaped our region. Through master planning, tenant improvements, renovations, and new construction for nearly 100 individual projects we have provided the framework for their expansion. Although we began work with Microsoft in 1995 our first major master planning effort – West Campus – is shown here.

2005

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2007

DENSITY AND RENEWAL

Multi-unit residential projects have revitalized Downtown. Though locations and building amenities have evolved over time, the trend for increased density remains a constant. Engineering services for projects like The Chloe continue to balance fast-track schedules with the complexities of urban infill design.

2007

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2008

HIGHER EDUCATION ADAPTS

Priorities have shifted for higher education spaces; flexibility and efficiency are key. WWU’s Academic Instruction Center visually integrates the natural and built environments while meeting needs for additional classroom, lab, and office space. Sustainability goals created a gorgeous engineering challenge: a complex cladding system combining concrete, wood, metal, glass, and brick masonry.

2008

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2010

URBAN CAMPUS REALIZED

Amazon.com has garnered national attention for their vision of an urban campus. Our streetscape design, infrastructure relocation, and building structural design for this endeavor as this forward-thinking company continues to transform a Seattle neighborhood and reframe the nation’s idea of ‘workplace’.

2010

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2013

DESIGNING FOR PERFORMANCE

The culmination of a decade-long relationship that has transformed the Seattle Children’s campus, we provided civil and structural design for Building Hope. Designed to function continuously after a severe earthquake, this Level 1 trauma rehabilitation and critical care hospital exceeds seismic code requirements.

2013

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2014

NEW LIFE IN WEST CAMPUS

Moving away from isolated dormitories, the University of Washington has reinvigorated West Campus, bringing restaurants, grocery stores, gyms, and p-patch gardens to the neighborhood. We are providing structural design for the new construction of 2600 beds in seven buildings, several of which were designed to the AIA 2030 Challenge.

2014

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