Westlake Steps Projects Get LEED Certified
Congratulations to the Holland Partner Group for successfully LEED certifying both Westlake Steps 2 and 4. These large multifamily projects, located at 1207 and 1287 Westlake Avenue respectively, were built concurrently. To address steep terrain, each project is divided into two buildings stepping up the slope with an at grade walkway and hill climb between them. Below grade they are connected by shared parking. Completed first, the 310,000SF, 5-story Westlake Steps 4 project has 317 market rate units and achieved LEED Certification in the spring of 2017. It was quickly followed a LEED Silver Certification on the Westlake Steps 2, a 313,850SF 6-story project with a small groundfloor retail space and 385 market rate units. ArchEcology guided the LEED certification process for both projects.
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: […]
Light Rail Station Gets LEED Gold Certification
Angle Lake Light Rail Station just became the first light rail station in the Northwest to receive LEED Certification. The LEED process was new to Sound Transit so they hired ArchEcology to guide the incorporation of sustainable strategies and handle the online certification process. The original pursuit set its sights on Silver, but the project ultimately was able to achieve LEED Gold! Also the first design-build project completed by Sound Transit, ArchEcology was able to successfully interface between guideway teams and station teams over the course of a protracted construction schedule to facilitate the certification. See more in our Projects or from the Sound Transit perspective by going to the link below. https://www.soundtransit.org/blog/platform/gold-medal-angle-lake-station?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=angle_lake_gold