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SAAS Rising: Campus Construction 2017 Fall Update

The new gym portion of the CUB will reach full height in November and the classroom portion will reach full-height in December. In October, as the gym structure was taking shape, Seattle Academy’s PE Department Chair, Mike Bernier, toured the space for the first time. more >

King5: 12 Construction Projects That Will Forever Change Seattle

Puget Sound Business Journal has released their list for the top 12 projects that will forever change our local area. GLY is part of three: Google Lakefront Blocks, Lincoln Square Expansion, and Amazon Block 21 [portion of five-block tower project in downtown Seattle].
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NAIOP: Congratulations 2017 Night of the Stars Winners!

NAIOP 2017 NOTS winners were announced at the November 3 gala. Among them was the Salvation Army Eastside Corps Community Center, which was honored with Community Impact of the Year. more >

425 Magazine: Overlake Cancer Center Opens

Overlake Medical Center’s $20 million cancer center officially opened just before National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The construction overhauled the first and second-floors inside the existing hospital. more >

Seattle Times: 8′-6” Don James Statue Will Forever Stand Tall

The University of Washington unveiled the Coach Don James’ statue outside Husky Stadium on October 27, 2017. Sculptor Lou Cella managed to perfectly capture the former coach’s signature look of stern reproof. more >

GeekWire: Google + FB Sites Will Rank Among World’s Most Salmon-Friendly Buildings

Vulcan has started or completed 11 Salmon-Safe projects with five more on the horizon. This includes the Lakefront Blocks in South Lake Union, which will be leased by Google. The two-block, 600,000 square foot project began in May 2017 and will finish in 2019. more >

Curbed: Amazon’s Block 21 Project Moves Forward

The city issued shoring and excavation permits for Amazon’s fourth block of their downtown campus. The 24- and 8-story towers will be designed by Graphite Design Group and built by GLY Construction. more >

Schwabe: Sky Bridges are Making a Comeback

Today’s pedestrian-friendly ideals are reshaping how sky bridges are perceived. The reality of such connections, however, depends very much on location, design, and intended use. With the increase in commercial development in Downtown Bellevue, pedestrian bridges are on the rise. more >

DJC: SAF Model Exhibit Opens Sept. 13

The Seattle Architecture Foundation model exhibit runs Sept. 13 – Nov. 18 and is part of the 2017 Seattle Design Festival. Among the models on display is Graphite Design Group’s homeless shelter for families in Amazon Block 21, which will put Mary’s Place at the center of a major downtown business hub. more >

SAAS Rising: Cardinal Union Featured as a Trendsetting Project

Seattle Academy’s future Cardinal Union Building [opening Fall of 2018] was featured in the July 2017 issue of Building Design + Construction as a Trendsetting Project. more >

SAAS Rising: Campus Construction 2017 Summer Update

Seattle Academy of Arts + Sciences gives a recap of work to-date on the Cardinal Union Building. GLY is working towards a Fall 2018 completion date. more >

bdcnetwork: New W Hotel Takes a Leap in its Interior Design

The interior design of the new W Bellevue is inspired from local lakefront culture. Greg Stobbs, Senior Director of Global Design Strategies at W Hotels sees the new HKS-designed property as “the next iteration of the next generation of W design.” more >

MacMiller: Tons of Teamwork: LSE Central Plant

Thanks to MacDonald-Miller and strong teamwork among the entire project team, this past January, the Lincoln Square Expansion Project brought the chilled water central plant online, which serves the entirety of the campus including a 31-story office tower, 41-story residential tower and 3-story retail podium. more >

DJC: Artful Lounge for Art Fair VIPs

Materials for the Seattle Art Fair’s VIP Lounge were prefabricated off-site and assembled in one day. The lounge was disassembled at the close of the fair, and all the building materials can be reused – one of the main goals from the project’s inception. more >

Alteryx: Women of Analytics Spotlight: Nicole Johnson

Alteryx interviews GLY Business Analyst Nicole Johnson for its first Women of Analytics Spotlight, a new blog spotlight series designed to not only recognize the achievements of women across the analytics space, but also bring awareness to what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality. more >

PSBJ: The New W Bellevue Has Surprises at Every Turn

The first W hotel to open in North America since 2010 is quickly becoming a gathering place since it launched in Bellevue June 15. The W Bellevue is a core part of Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman’s $1.2 billion Lincoln Square Expansion. more >

DJC: Unused Building? Consider Housing Homeless Families There

Nonprofit Mary’s Place has been working with developers and property owners to create temporary shelters before development begins. The organization also partners with companies like GLY who provide pro bono or low-cost services to quickly convert these empty buildings into shelter. more >

PSBJ: W Bellevue Welcomes Guests + Locals to a New Hotel Experience

W Bellevue has officially opened its doors for guests and locals to experience what’s new and next on the Eastside. Part of the new Lincoln Square expansion, W Bellevue is where green meets global glamour. Playing off the agrarian culture that defined Bellevue, the hotel’s design is a modern take on the traditional lake house for the independent spirit. more >

Expedia Inc: Expedia Announces Updated Project Team

Expedia introduced its updated project team after announcing their altered approach to the design last year: ZGF Architects, GLY, Surfacedesign, Stegmeier Consulting Group, Unico, Seneca Group and Paladino and Company. The company is still working through what the new design will look like. more >

Obliteride Blog: Obliteride Offers Fun Team-Building for Companies!

The Fred Hutch Obliteride is a unique team-building activity that gives back to the community at the same time. There are many ways companies of any size can get involved beyond event sponsorship including the Corporate Team Package. Join GLY and other riders today for this rewarding event! more >

PSBJ: Bob Landau Remembered for Passion for Construction

GLY Construction founder Bob Landau passed away peacefully on April 18 at the age of 93. Landau started the Bellevue-based company 50 years ago. Today it is one of the Puget Sound region’s largest general contractors. He is remembered as a humble leader, an exceptional mentor, and teacher who passed on his considerable knowledge and expertise in self-performing structural concrete work. more >

DJC: Tech Wizardry: What’s Really Behind the Curtain?

President Ted Herb addresses the use of technology on the job. How people understand, apply and leverage technology does more than make a jobsite efficient and safe. It enhances the way project teams communicate, producing better planning and problem-solving, and delivering higher quality. more >

DJC: Survey: GLY Construction

COO Mark Kane answers questions from the DJC about GLY and issues in the industry such as “Which sectors are growing and which are slowing?” and “How are rising land costs in Seattle affecting what gets built?” more >

TheRegistry: A Q&A: GLY Construction’s President Ted Herb

As GLY, the 13th largest private company in Washington with roots in the Pacific Northwest since 1967, celebrates its 50th anniversary, The Registry spoke with Ted Herb, the company’s president. more >

Perkins+Will: Allen Institute Receives High Honors Award

The Allen Institute received a High Honors – Laboratory of the Year Award by R&D Magazine, one of five awards given for the international competition. Now in its 51st year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards recognize excellence in research laboratory design, planning, and construction. more >

Seattle Chamber: Bright Green in an Emerald City

Several Seattle Metro Chamber members demonstrate how reducing pollution and advancing clean energy are wins for the planet and for a business’s bottom line. GLY and Nordstrom are featured in regards to offsetting company emissions by planting trees. more >

PSBJ: Sneak Peak: Bellevue’s New Wild Ginger

Recently completed by GLY, the new, smaller Wild Ginger restaurant is set to open in its new home as part of the Lincoln Square Expansion. The current Bellevue location at The Bravern will close April 1 and the new location is expected to open April 9 or 10. more >

DTB Network: LSE Construction + Retail Details Discussed

Kemper Development Company’s Jim Melby and GLY’s Ted Herb spoke at the Bellevue Downtown Association’s monthly breakfast meeting. The topic was building Lincoln Square Expansion, one of the largest private development projects in Bellevue’s history.
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The Registry: $1 Billion LSE is Almost Fully Leased

Kemper Development’s Jim Melby and GLY’s Ted Herb shared the latest on the Lincoln Square Expansion at the March BDA Breakfast. While Jim spoke about all the buzz around the project and its tenants, Ted spoke on the sustainable aspects of the project, aiming to reduce waste and work more efficiently. more >

PSBJ: Allen Institute Among ‘Best of the Best’ in the US

Two Northwest real estate developments [Google’s new office in Kirkland and the Allen Institute in Seattle] are among 20 winners in ENR magazine’s “Best of the Best” winners. more >

DJC: SAAS Starts $48M Middle School

The SAAS CUB will break ground this week and open in the Fall of next year. The five-story, 74,300 SF middle school will include a rooftop playfield, a new gym, and one grade level occupying each floor within the building, with classrooms organized around flexible community learning spaces. more >

Studio 216: The Future of VR – Ep1

Boaz Ashkenazy interviews Cody Lodi [Weber Thompsons], Heather Skeehan and Adam Cisler [GLY] a few questions related to VR AR and MR execution inside their firms along with overall trends they perceive in the architecture and construction space. more >

DJC: Project of the Week: Hines 800 Fifth

The Hines 800 Fifth Lobby Renovation is featured as Project of the Week in the DJC. The $46 million project included relocating 24-foot curtain walls, upgrading the bathrooms and elevator cars and a new structural pinned glazing system from England. more >

Bellevue Reporter: Library Finds New Home at Jubilee REACH

Jubilee REACH broke ground this week on a new Japanese library on their campus. Fundraising events yielded about two-thirds of the cost yet the goal was thousands of dollars out of reach. Then GLY stepped up with an offer of labor and materials. more >

DJC: Artwork Fits Right in with Brain Institute

Seattle-based Studio SC designed the public artwork called Pathways – recently installed on the exterior of the Allen Institute in Seattle. The 150-foot-long, exterior light box with color changing LEDs alludes to how our brains work and the institute’s big science approach to brain research. more >

TheRegistry: 450 Alaskan is Set for Occupancy in Fourth Quarter

Set to open for business in the fourth quarter of this year, the eight-story, 168,000 square foot Class A office building will be LEED Gold certified and include a 3,800 square foot rooftop amenity center and deck, equipped with a conference room. more >

ENR: Judges Pick Winners for Best of the Best Projects Competition

After receiving regional recognition as ENR’s Best Higher Education/Research Project, the Allen Institute moved on to the National level of competition and was chosen as the Best of the Best in its category. Project of the Year will be announced in the March 3 issue of ENR. more >

PSBJ: Sneak Peek: KidsQuest Children’s Museum Opens Soon

The interactive children’s museum closed almost two months ago in Factoria after outgrowing the space over its 11-year lifespan. The grand opening for its new location is set for January 31. President and CEO Putter Bert projects to serve 250,000 visitors a year. more >

PSBJ: Seattle Office Tower’s Ready for its Closeup

The 800 Fifth Avenue renovation [designed by LMN Architects] expanded the lobby by more than a third, updated all of the bathrooms throughout the tower and upgraded the elevator cars – giving guests and tenants a brighter and sleeker gathering space. more >

GLY 2017 Safety Coloring Contest Calendar

Congratulations to the 2017 Safety Coloring Contest Calendar winners! We received 47 entries this year, making it hard to choose only 14 winners! Thank you to everyone who participated. If you’d like to get your hands on one of the calendars, please contact safety@gly.com! more >