Architecture & Design - Seattle

  • LMN Architects Reportedly Chosen as Lead for Washington State Convention Center Expansion

    As Seattle continues to grow in terms of office and residential real estate, the city has for some time remarked the need of expanding its offering in terms of major events. To that effect, the Washington State Convention Center has announced that a team consisting of GGN, LMN Architects and SHoP is on track to win the competition meant to select an expansion of the center. According to recent reports, negotiations and a legal agreement are the only things keeping officials from an announcement.

    24 November 2014 15:16
  • Vulcan, Plus Investment Target South Lake Union, Bellevue with Nearly 2,000 New Residential Units

    Nearly 2,000 residential units might be added to the Puget Sound’s already well-populated development pipeline. Developers Vulcan Real Estate and Plus Investment USA have lined up large residential projects in South Lake Union and Bellevue, respectively, according to recent reports. The fast pace of job creation, a growing tech market appeal and a constant flow of new residential development projects have turned such parts of the greater Seattle area into white-hot markets.

    07 July 2014 03:47
  • Dallas Developer Makes First Foray into Pacific Northwest with West Seattle M-F Project

    Dallas-based real estate firm Trinsic Residential Group has broken ground on its first residential project in the Pacific Northwest. The company is working on a development located in West Seattle, thus making its debut in the market. With Seattle’s apartment market going well and a large number of units currently in the works to fulfill growing demand, new investors have set their sights on the city in order to cash in on the trend.

    20 June 2014 23:33
  • Federal Way City Council Approves Performing Arts/Conference Center Project in Unanimous Vote

    Federal Way is set to see a new development initiative as the City Council recently decided to authorize construction of a new performing arts and conference center in the city’s downtown. The measure passed through a unanimous vote this past week, most likely as a direct result of a study conducted by the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel showed that the proposed facility would accelerate the development of the area. The estimated cost of the performing arts development project stands at around $32 million.

    08 June 2014 04:42
  • Sound Transit Awards Mercy Housing Northwest Contract to Build Rainier Valley Affordable Housing

    Mercy Housing Northwest has been selected by the Sound Transit to develop a new affordable, transit-oriented project in Southeast Seattle. The company has been tasked with the construction of a multifamily complex near the Othello Link light rail station. Mercy received the contract for the development after a selection process handled by Sound Transit.

    25 April 2014 16:43
  • New Housing Facility Breaks Ground at Cornish College of Arts Campus

    Construction has begun on a new facility that will serve the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle recently. The development team headed by Capstone Development Partners held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Residence Hall and Learning Center at 2025 Terry Avenue.

    14 April 2014 06:20
  • Radiator Building Signs First Major Tenant

    One of Portland’s most ambitious office developments received a major boost with the completion of a major leasing deal being announced by the developer. Developer Kaiser Group Inc. has reportedly agreed a contract for a total of 14,000 square feet of space at one of the buildings in the One North Development with the Kartini Clinic, an entity that deals with the treatment of eating disorders in children and young adults. The new tenant will occupy the top two of the five floors of the Radiator building starting with March 2015.

    01 April 2014 05:17
  • Metro-Area Residential Development Projects Budding as Spring Hits Seattle

    The Seattle development scene blew up recently with no less than three major moves announced across the city. One of the fastest growing tech markets of the past few years, Seattle is driven by serious activity in the downtown area, and its over-performing South Lake Union neighborhood. Continental Properties, Murray Franklyn and The Onni Group this week either acquired important development sites or announced large projects in the city’s metropolitan area.

    24 March 2014 16:59
  • Master-Planned Residential Community Unveiled by Developer UCP South of Puget Sound

    A huge master-planned community was recently unveiled at the southern end of the Puget Sound. San Jose-based UCP Inc., a company dealing with homebuilding and land development announced its The Preserve at Turnwater Place in Turnwater, Washington. This will be the developer’s first selling community in the state’s real estate market.

    18 March 2014 15:43
  • NorthEdge Office Development in South Lake Union’s Wallingford Fast-Tracked by Touchstone

    A number of projects in the booming submarket of South Lake Union have raced to the development process, while others have lingered in the early stages of planning. Now, a project that had been long-announced is reportedly being fast-tracked by the company in charge. Developer Touchstone recently announced that it will put the pedal to the metal on its NorthEdge, a commercial real estate development project that had been in limbo for a while.

    25 February 2014 14:27
  • Capstone to Break Ground on Live-Work Campus in Redmond This Summer

    Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft is set to get crowded as a massive mixed-use development project was recently announced in the vicinity of the software company’s headquarters. Developer Capstone Partners has released plans for a new urban village that would create a new live-work community able to accommodate around 8,000 people. The massive development project would include a large number of residential units, as well as a wide range of amenities and commercial space. According to the developer, the project will constitute an investment of approximately $900 million.

    19 February 2014 07:37
  • Hedreen Mega-Hotel Project Clears Another Hurdle

    Seattle developer R.C. Hedreen & Co. has been pushing through its initiative of developing a mega hotel project In the city’s downtown. With the Pacific Northwest’s rise to prominence in recent years, the major cities have seen their hospitality stock be reassessed as investors are looking to expand the offering and improve Seattle and Portland’s convention centers, as a means of cashing in on the improving markets. The developer is now one step closer to getting its ambitious hospitality development to light, after the downtown Design Review Board has approved its new designs.

    11 February 2014 14:31
  • Washington State Convention Center Acquires Nearby Parcels for $56.5M While Pondering Expansion Options

    As the Pacific Northwest continues to grow, the hospitality markets in Seattle and Portland are growing as well. Now both of the major cities in the area have seen the necessity of a larger convention center in order to cash in on the growing market for large events. Other cities on the West Coast have already begun their moves to expand existing convention facilities and have moved to the format of the hotel-convention center. With an expansion plan in its sights, the Washington State Convention Center Public Facilities District recently completed the purchase of a land site in Seattle’s central business district. The value of the recently perfected deal stood at around $56.5 million, according to The Seattle Times.

    14 January 2014 03:33
  • Holland Partners Closes $80M Property Acquisition in South Lake Union, with Plans for M-U Development

    The approved rezoning of South Lake Union, one of the most popular development areas in the much improved city of Seattle, is already paying off. The Puget Sound Business Journal recently reported that Holland Partners, one of the most active development companies in the local market, recently completed the acquisition of a number of properties in the area, and is now eyeing a mixed-use development project for the area. The acquired area was previously targeted as a development site by Equity Office Property. Holland paid a total of $79.5 million for almost a block between Dexter Ave. and Westlake Ave.

    23 December 2013 05:01
  • Othello Partners Awaits Design Review on New Rainier Valley Residential Project

    Local developer Othello Partners is once again looking to develop a residential complex, in the vicinity of another high-profile project that the company debuted two years ago. Station at Othello Park was in itself an ambitious project, announced and developed in a time of uncertainty for the national residential market. Now the company will follow the Station with its new, Othello Station North.

    13 December 2013 15:43