2015

UNVEILING OF ALLEN INSTITUTE HISTORIC FACADE

GLY buzz.

King 5: Landmark South Lake Union Car Dealership Restored

Vulcan Real Estate preserved and resurrected the historic Seattle Ford and Lincoln Mercury showrooms built in the 1920s, incorporating the old “Auto Row” dealerships into the design of the new Allen Institute for Brain Science. more >

DJC: Allen Institute Opens Friday

The Allen Institute opens on Friday, December 4 in a six-story, 270,000-square-foot building at 615 Westlake Ave. N. The new building allows the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Allen Institute for Cell Science to consolidate their operations and have room to grow. more >

Seattle Times: New Building to Boost Research Firepower…

After years crammed into four buildings, the Allen Institute for Brain Science is opening its new Seattle headquarters intended to help expand and accelerate its work. more >

Curbed: Preservation, Sustainability & Collaboration

This Friday, The Allen Institute officially opens it’s new six-story, 270,000-square-foot headquarters at 615 Westlake Ave. N. more >

DJC: Next Up at Seattle Academy: Middle School, Gym

Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences is raising funds for to build a $48M middle school and gym at 1215 E. Union St. Construction is slated to begin January 2017 and the building is scheduled to open at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. LMN Architects is the designer. GLY is the general contractor. more >

DJC: NAIOP Honors the Year’s Top Developers, Projects, Deals

Vulcan Real Estate’s 1 million-square-foot expansion of the Amazon.com campus in South Lake Union won Office Development of the Year at the Washington NAIOP Night of the Stars awards event. more >

DJC: Murase Designs Plaza + Fountain at Apollo

A stainless steel fountain and plaza are part of the landscape design that Murase Associates did for Amazon’s Apollo building [Vulcan Block 52] in South Lake Union. more >

Bothell Reporter: A Look Inside the New Bothell City Hall

Bothell’s new city hall opened for business October 26 with city officials planning the imposing 133,350 square foot structure, including a parking garage, with the future in mind. more >

AZO Build: Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Protects Against Earthquakes

Cary Kopczynski gives the scoop on fiber-reinforced coupling beams being used on the Lincoln Square Expansion. This new method is faster, less expensive, and less intricate, reducing the potential for field errors. more >

DJC: Vulcan’s Apollo Building is all Amazon

Amazon’s Apollo Building at 333 Ninth Ave. N is complete. This is the first commercial building constructed under the South Lake Union rezone that was passed in May 2013. The rezone allows additional height and density in exchange for public benefits. more >

DJC: Holocaust Center Has New Home in Belltown

The Holocaust Center for Humanity has opened its doors to its new home in Belltown. The 6,000-square-foot space includes a library, offices, conference area and museum, which features a traveling exhibition on loan from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum. more >

Banker Wire: Re-Stack Sculpture Defines City’s Reinvention

As part of its Block 52e building, Vulcan, Inc. commissioned a contemporary 20-foot wire mesh sculpture sculpture, titled Re-Stack, for the south plaza. The sculpture was designed by Seattle-based Lead Pencil Studio and is formed entirely using Banker Wire woven wire mesh. more >

DJC: Seattle Academy opens STREAM

Seattle Academy’s new five-story, 34,000-square-foot science and engineering building is officially up and running. Students and faculty are making full use of seven laboratory and studio classrooms, a two-story learning commons and associated staff offices. more >

SAAS: STREAM Building Grand Opening

After laying foundation 13 months ago, the STREAM building celebrated its grand opening in true community style with a three-hour open house. Visitors were able to explore STREAM from top-to-bottom with student guides and interactive science demonstrations. more >

PSBJ: Allen Institute to Move Into SLU Building

The Allen Institute, currently located in Fremont, will start moving employees into its new 270,000-square-foot South Lake Union building at 615 Westlake Ave. N. next week. more >

DJC: Students Have Their Say in Seattle School Project

Educational facilities face an urgent need for programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and the physical spaces to support them. Seattle Academy’s new STREAM building achieves this goal. more >

Issaquah Press: Homewood Suites by Hilton Opens

Developed and owned by Rowley Properties Inc. and built by GLY, the eight-story Homewood Suites Seattle-Issaquah brings 123 new suites to the area. more >

Seattle Times: Allen Institute Makes Room for Art

Vulcan Inc. has announced that it plans a nontraditional art institution, to be called Pivot Art + Culture, on the ground floor of the Allen Institute in South Lake Union. The gallery will be free and open to the public. more >

DJC: Real Estate Buzz

Issaquah’s first extended-stay hotel, and the first project in Rowley Properties’ Hyla Crossing, will open later this month. The eight-story, 123-room Homewood Suites by Hilton caters to people staying more than five days. more >

DJC: What Kilroy Wants to Build at KING 5 Site

Kilroy is proposing two 12-story towers with 582,000 square feet of office, 15,000 square feet of retail and about 700 underground parking spaces. King 5 is currently on the site but moving to the Home Plate Center in Sodo. more >

DJC: BioMed Realty Research Center Tops Out

On Friday, June 26, the seven-story BioMed Realty Research Center at 500 Fairview topped out. This is the second phase of BioMed Realty Trust’s research complex in South Lake Union and is expected to open by the end of 2015. more >

DJC: No Fish Tale: Salmon Can be Good for Developers

5.1 million people will live and work in our region by 2020, which means a lot of new development. How can we protect our land and water and transform our urban hardscapes into more permeable, fish-friendly, and climate resilient systems? Jill Jago explores this issue and discusses how we can create a healthier, more attractive and livable environment for the region’s residents. more >

B-Town: Demo Starts for Franciscan Medical Pavilion

On Wednesday, June 17, GLY began demolishing two buildings – at 16033 and 16043 1st Ave South in Burien – to make way for a new medical office complex for CHI Franciscan Health. more >

Curbed: Allen Institute Unveils Historic Facade

Vulcan and its project partners [GLY, Perkins + Will, BOLA, and Pioneer Masonry] unveiled their significant progress on the new Allen Institute at the corner of Mercer and Westlake by removing the temporary covering from its historic terra cotta façade. more >

PSBJ: Allen Institute HQ Builds Landmarks into Façade

The Allen Institute for Brain Science unveiled its east façade on Wednesday morning, revealing an exterior made up of ornate, 90-year-old preserved terra cotta that used to be a part of historic landmarks on the same site years ago. more >

Stanwood Camano News: Making Way for the Y

Demolition is underway for the new Stanwood Camano Y and expected to be done at the end of the June. An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held Saturday, June 27, 1 to 4 p.m. more >

WACA 2015 Excellence in Concrete Construction

The Vulcan Block 44 team took home the Washington Aggregates + Concrete Association [WACA] 2015 Excellence in Concrete Construction award for Architectural/Decorative concrete at the May 14 ceremony. more >

AGC 2015 Build Washington Awards

GLY Senior Project Manager Jim Davis received the 2015 AGC Build Washington Award for Project Manager of the Year. Since joining GLY in 2005, he’s delivered over 2.4 million square feet of new construction in South Lake Union. Apart from running a job, his focus is on mentoring the next generation of GLY leaders. more >

AGC 2015 Build Washington Awards

Vulcan, Inc. and the Block 44 Project Team received the AGC 2015 Build Washington Award for excellence in construction of a Private Building [$50 million -$100 million]. more >

DJC: Record Mat Pours: Lots of Concrete + 600 Workers

It took months of planning, 600 workers, 50 GLY volunteers, and some complex math to achieve the two massive concrete mat foundations that support Kemper Development’s $1.2 billion expansion of The Bellevue Collection. more >

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