Lakefront Blocks

Seattle, WA
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A new development of four new office buildings in South Lake Union designed to house tech giant Google

 

  • Integrative process facilitation
  • Evaluation of sustainable building strategies to reach project goals
  • Review of project documents (Basis of Design, drawings, specifications)
  • Coordination of LEED® scorecards across multiple projects
  • Compiling owner LEED documentation and providing stringent quality assurance reviews of project team documentation
  • Compiling owner LEED documentation and providing stringent quality assurance reviews of project team documentation

Google will occupy the four new office buildings, totaling 638,000 square feet, that Vulcan Real Estate is building in South Lake Union. The six-story buildings will be built in phases, starting in 2017, and finishing in 2019. Two of the buildings, one on each block, will be topped with residential towers adding a total of 151 apartments. O’Brien360 has worked with this project from the schematic design to the development of a LEED strategy for the whole project and specifically for each building as necessary.

Based on very clear energy, water, and well-being goals established at sustainability workshops with both the owner and future tenant, O’Brien’s work included detailed analysis of LEEDv3 and v4 options for the Core and Shell at the Gold and Platinum levels and how those would interact with Google’s plans for a LEED for Commercial Interiors v4 Platinum certification of the interior build-out.

The ultimate combination chosen for the project was LEED-CS v3 Gold and LEED-CI v4 Platinum. This research, along with three other new v4 projects, established a strong base of knowledge for O’Brien360in applying LEEDv4 to multiple project types, including a Class A office.

Graphite Design Group is the architect for the project, and GLY Construction is the general contractor.

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