core and shell

LEED Certified Retail in Bellevue

LEED Certified Retail in Bellevue

Congratulations to KG Investments and their team on completing LEED Core and Shell certification of their new shopping center in Bellevue, WA. The project is a pioneer in shifting the appearance of 116th Ave NE, just over the highway from Bellevue’s downtown core from a strip of large auto sale lots, to a more diverse and dense business district. This Class A retail project provides 75,360 sf of space and houses REI, Home Goods and Trader Joes. It anchors a new intersection that allows SE 4th Street to continue east and connect over to 120th Ave NE. Documenting Core and Shell certification can entail a delicate juggling act as tenants are identified and build out and tenant agreement parameters shift during construction.  ArchEcology was able to help the project team keep a handle on all these parameters and take credit for the project’s green choices. HIGHLIGHTS Owner: KG Investments Architectural Design: […]

Midtown21 – Started at Silver, Certified Gold

Midtown21 – Started at Silver, Certified Gold

We’re very excited that 1007 Stewart, dubbed Midtown21, was just awarded LEED Gold certification! The 21-story high rise, located in the Denny Triangle in downtown Seattle, has a 19 floors of office space, a Great Room for conference and meeting space, groundfloor retail and 7 stories of below grade parking. The project team pursued LEED Silver right from the start as part of the permitting process, allowing the early incorporation of extensive indoor air quality and energy efficiency measures. The building was leased to one office tenant before construction was even complete. And when the project attracted a buyer that was interested in LEED Gold, we were able to help the team successfully stretch to achieve the new goal. HIGHLIGHTS Owner: Trammell Crow Architectural Design: LMN Architects Location: Seattle, WA Certification: LEED Gold Services: LEED 2009 Consulting for Core & Shell / Energy Modeling