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425Business: New Issaquah Office Building Makes Design Statements

The 2005 Poplar building incorporates a number of unique design elements including CLT, a glass-enclosed stairway that illuminates at night, light fixtures made of recycled cardboard, and a sculpture of a buck with a bit of a history. In a recent virtual tour of the property, Rowley Properties CEO Kari Magill said “We believe that a great project has elements of surprise and delight that are essentially baked into the project.” more>

The Zweig Letter: Technical Problems Need Human Solutions

GLY Design Manager Trevor Lunde provides insight on how to accelerate innovation and adopt a more dynamic approach to identify real problems and leverage technology as a platform to bridge the gaps between tools, people, and processes. After all, technology – no matter how smart or advanced – is not a panacea. more>

The Registry: New Gateway Office Building in Issaquah Wraps Construction

At the end of September, Issaquah welcomed a brand-new office project that will serve as a gateway to the neighborhood and a precedent for a number of future projects in the pipeline. Called 2005 Poplar, the four-story, 70,000 square foot office development managed to stay on track with construction and open this month despite challenges posed by the current global health crisis. more>

BDA: Building up the Skyline, Streetscape, and Community

With the West Main project in Downtown Bellevue, Vulcan Real Estate aims to build a space that grows the city, brings life to the streets, and supports the community along the way. Vulcan also used intentional design for the four acre development – the project’s three towers will sit around a 20,000 square foot landscaped plaza, with pathways connecting pedestrians throughout. more>

PSBJ: Issaquah’s Hyla Crossing Reaches Milestone with Completion of 2005 Poplar

GLY recently completed construction of 2005 Poplar in Issaquah, WA. After a 123-unit Homewood Suites, the building is the second mid-rise to open since developer Rowley Properties and the City of Issaquah signed a long-term development agreement, which aims to make this part of the city’s valley floor much more dense. more>

PSBJ: Women Who Lead: Women in A/E/C Offer Tips on How to Get Ahead

Have confidence, find a mentor AND a champion, overcome doubt, and be authentic…these are just a few of the many tips provided by several women leaders in the A/E/C industry during the PSBJ’s latest webinar in their Women Who Lead series. GLY Principal Tess Wakasugi-Don was among the panelists and emphasized the importance of making the most of mentorships. Mentees will get what they put into it, so it’s important to put some effort into it! more>

Press Release: GLY Completes Mixed-use Office Building, 2005 Poplar

GLY recently completed construction on a mixed-used office building located at 2005 NW Poplar Way in Issaquah, Washington. First breaking ground in August 2019, the four-story, 70,000 square-foot building is owned by Rowley Properties and is open for tenants beginning October 2020. more>

AGC Constructor Magazine: The Right Prescription

Based on their recent experience working on Overlake Medical Center’s Project FutureCare, GLY Senior Project Managers Jon Friedrichsen and Jeff Crawford share their perspectives on current trends and the future of healthcare in construction. more>

Press Release: GLY Announces New Safety Director Steve Heist

GLY announced the appointment of seasoned industry safety expert Steve Heist as Safety Director. “Bringing Steve on this past January has augmented GLY’s commitment to compliance, safety and wellbeing on and around our job sites,” said President + CEO Ted Herb. more>

DJC: Rowley Set to Open New 2005 Poplar Offices in Issaquah

Occupancy for Rowley Properties’ 2005 Poplar office building is projected for October. The four-story development broke ground on a speculative basis about a year ago. The design, by VIA Architecture, makes extensive use of cross-laminated timber, lowering the project’s carbon footprint. GLY built the hybrid project, which has a steel frame and glass curtainwalls. more>

425Business: The Business of Issaquah

Issaquah’s landscape has several prominent new additions including Rowley Properties’ 2005 Poplar. The four-story office building just off I-90 features a cross-laminated timber [CLT] ceiling and CLT stairs and wall inside a glass-enclosed stairwell. This “irresistible stairway” is designed to encourage use over the elevator and will illuminate at night to create a gentle glow and landmark. more>

Architectural Record: The Beach at Expedia Group by Surfacedesign

The 2.6 acre “Beach” at Expedia Group’s new campus on the shores of Seattle’s Puget Sound is open to the public. Though intended for outdoor meetings, the Beach has been hosting small musical performances, yoga, and other open-air activities. In addition to an open air space to encourage more time in nature, the park features separated bike and pedestrian paths for a safer commuter experience. more>

PSBJ: New $281M SCCA Tower Includes Robotic Parking Garage

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance [SCCA] announced the start of its 150,000 square-foot outpatient cancer treatment center on its South Lake Union campus. Connected via skybridge to its existing treatment center, the new tower will be the largest single construction site project in the alliance’s history. more>

SCCA: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Expands SLU Campus

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance [SCCA] broke ground on a new six-story, 150,000 square-foot outpatient cancer treatment clinic on its South Lake Union Campus. The largest single construction project in SCCA history, the new building will feature a patient-centered design, highly specialized treatment clinics and state-of-the-art procedure suites to expand and enhance SCCA’s services and advance its ability to deliver world-class cancer care and conduct cutting-edge research. more>

Zweig Letter: Challenging Times Put Values to the Test

GLY President + CEO Ted Herb reflects on the process used to revamp the firm’s vision, purpose, and values. As with most firms that have been around for some time, this is not the first time GLY revisited its purpose and values statements, but the approach was much different than years past. more >

DJC: Perkins+Will Creates ‘Floating Bar’ for Tower Over U District Station

The U District Station is nearing final form, with light rail service expected to begin in the fall of 2021. On top of the station, LPC West and Perkins+Will are planning a 13-story office tower for the University of Washington. UW owns the air rights above the station, and it’ll lease back the office tower from LPC West. GLY will build the project, called the U District Station Building. more >

Geekwire: Inside Amazon’s New 8-floor Family Homeless Shelter

Amazon and Mary’s Place announced the official opening of the Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade. The 8-floor, 63,000-square-foot facility with the capacity to serve 200 people per night and more than 1,000 family members per year is attached to one of Amazon’s new office buildings in downtown Seattle.  Mary’s Place began accepting families in March and has been a critical option for those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. more >

ENR: 2020 Top 400 Contractors: Coping With COVID-19 Chaos

GLY ranked #110 in ENR’s 2020 Top 400 Contractors list. In this annual issue, several contractors share their firms means and methods in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. GLY Principal Tyler Tonkin gives insight into ramping up the workforce in a safe and controlled manner as construction sites reopen. more >

Amazon: Mary’s Place Opens WA State’s Largest Family Shelter

Mary’s Place and Amazon announced the opening of the Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade, a one-of-a-kind, permanent family shelter built inside an Amazon office building [Block 21] with capacity for up to 200 moms, dads, and children experiencing homelessness each night. The shelter, which began housing families at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle, is expected to support more than 1,000 family members per year. more >

ENRNW: Robotic Parking Structure Coming to SCCA

The SCCA Expansion will include a three-level robotic parking garage, the largest in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest by scope and scale on the West Coast. more>

BisNow: In Seattle, These Robots Will Park Your Car

When Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s new facility opens in 2022, patients will have a valet-style parking experience without the valet. The facility is installing a 70K SF automated parking garage under its five-story complex, providing a garage that will be both a convenience for patients and a functional parking solution for an odd-shaped lot. more >

The Registry: GLY to Build Underground Robotic, Space-Saving Parking Garage for SCCA

GLY + ZGF plan to install a three-level, robotic, space-saving parking garage beneath the upcoming addition to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The robotic garage will be the first of its kind for any medical center in the Puget Sound Region and the first of its size and scale on the West Coast. more >

DJC: SCCA Addition Comes with a Robotic Garage

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s clinic expansion in the South Lake Union neighborhood will provide cutting-edge treatment options for patients and will have another high-tech feature for those arriving by car: a robotic parking garage—the first of its kind for any medical center in the Puget Sound region, and the first of its size and scale on the West Coast. more >

BDC Network: GLY to Build Underground, Robotic Parking Garage for SCCA

A three-level, robotic parking garage will be built underneath an upcoming addition to the ZGF Architects-designed Seattle Cancer Care Alliance clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. GLY is partnering with WÖHR and Harding Steel to incorporate the Multiparker 730 system. more >

Seattle Business: The Future of Parking Has Arrived in Seattle With a Robotic Garage Planned for South Lake Union

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s planned building addition will include an automated-parking facility to address infrastructure and patient needs. GLY is partnering with parking-system manufacturer WOHR, along with subcontractor Harding Steel, to construct the robotic-parking system, the WOHR Multiparker 730. more >

Press Release: GLY to Build Underground Robotic, Space-Saving Parking Garage for SCCA

GLY + ZGF plan to install a three-level, robotic, space-saving parking garage beneath the upcoming addition to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The robotic garage will be the first of its kind for any medical center in the Puget Sound Region and the first of its size and scale on the West Coast. more >

DT Bellevue Network: Vulcan’s “Bellevue Plaza” Gets Green Light to Begin Construction

The first phase of Bellevue Plaza includes the construction of a single, 17-story office tower along Main Street, the first portion of a public plaza, street frontage improvements, and a pedestrian through block connection. more >