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Washington Office Update 23

It’s a wrap
US Bank Tower, Seattle
The renovation of the 3-story podium of the iconic building in downtown Seattle was all about eye-catching high-end finishes with barely a straight line visible. A 5-foot tall, 120-foot-long interior sloped wall curved into a sloped ceiling and skylight covered with penny-sized tile. The Howick steel roll forming machine produced dozens of elements for this project. GFRC columns, benches and the use of faceted drywall grid for curved and barreled ceilings added character. The Armstrong ACOUSTIBuilt seamless ceiling system has the appearance of a GWB ceiling but with the acoustical performance properties of ACT.

Something to celebrate
The year kicked off on a high note having just won the internal KHS&S Project of the Year Award for Onni South Lake Union (1120 Denny Way) in Seattle. The multi-year project featured twin, 42-story residential towers and a 13-story midrise that included metal framing, drywall, finishing and exterior soffit framing.

What’s next
Northgate Residence Inn, Seattle
The load bearing panelized framing of the exterior and interior walls will make this project unique, with the corridors and demising walls supporting the floors above. An exterior specialist was hired as Project Manager to bring expertise to the unique 6-story hotel job.

Standout project
Office Campus, Redmond
A quest to create an exceptional workplace has dominated the workload for three years with multiple superintendents, foremen and project management staff involved in the project. Each building required an elevated level of preconstruction planning with BIM modeling. A 40,000 square foot mixed use building will house retail shops and amenities and a 50,000 square foot building will be executive offices. Performing at a high level on previous projects and the longstanding relationship with the general contractor all contribute to the ongoing partnership.