Celia Gold, San Fernando and Moon Grey Granite
GBD Architects joint venture with Mulvanny G2 – Portland, OR
Hoffman Construction Company – Seattle, WA
The design team was challenged with many goals such as achieving a LEED Gold rated status, create a contemporary design that would add to the Bellevue sky line and provide a building that could display art while being part of the art. The towers rest on a podium of amenity spaces, 19,000 square feet of retail, and parking for 875 vehicles in a total of 1.4 million square feet. The podium skin consists of three stone types which total 20,000 square feet and complement the interior stone pallet. The long radius walls, deep soffits, and complicated returns were a challenge, yet add to the design teams overall artistic theme.
The final stone design included traditional flat areas of the exterior skin that were clad in stone, large geometric shapes that included deep returns and soffits, paving, stairs and a fireplace. The use of contrasting, yet complementing colors of stone help define different areas of the building. The exterior entries leading to the residential lobbies included 3,000 square feet of stonework. These features also mirror the interior color pallet with granite stairs, paving, and benches. The sitework features create a lasting impression for customers, residents, and associates as they enter and exit the building.
The project is proposed to reach a USGBC LEED™ Gold