3D Modeling

Our firm was one of the first in the area to fully embrace 3D modeling, and we utilize it on nearly all of our projects to create more  comprehensive designs. Grounded in over seven years of extensive application on hundreds of projects, we use these tools every day to create more complete and more coordinated drawings.

Our Civil3D model of the existing infrastructure in the Denny Triangle allowed the design team to navigate through the complexity of utility systems and complete necessary upgrades without any service disruptions to neighboring developments.

3D modeling coordination between our civil and structural teams allowed new and existing utility systems to coexist in very narrow pathways between the existing Seattle Children's Hospital and the new patient tower addition.

Sharing the BIM model for Horizon House with the entire team not only assisted with excavation and shoring on the steeply sloped site, but also facilitated intensive coordination of mechanical and electrical systems with the structural design.

The use of Civil 3D allowed our team to model the true size and impact for both the existing and proposed utilities at WSU's Clean Technology Lab Building, allowing early coordination with the contractor to design and install infrastructure that would serve both the current site and future adjacent developments.

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Lean / Integrated Project Delivery

Completing a design on-time, within budget, and that meets the owner’s objectives are the ultimate goals for any project. The Integrated Project Delivery and Lean delivery systems are two methods we are well-versed in that emphasize team collaboration, trust and respect, and a shared responsibility to support overall project directives.

A 25,000 square foot mock-up of the Seattle Children's Hospital new patient tower was constructed for staff to simulate operations and provide feedback to the design team before Schematic Design documents were completed.

By utilizing pull planning during both the Schematic Design and after Design Development phases of 500 Fairview, the design team was able to visually communicate critical path elements to the entire team, resulting in a more simplified and efficient schedule.

Early, up-front coordination with the steel detailer expedited the installation of large, modular steel rack panels that support imaging equipment at the Virginia Mason Integrated Procedural Center while minimizing interruptions to ongoing facility operations.

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