Bellevue Towers Interior

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Stone Materials
San Fernando, Moon Grey, Benjamin Grey Granite’s, Nova Gold, Nova Blue Limestone’s, Crema Marfil Marble
Square Footage
14,000 SF
Gerding Edlen
GBD Architects joint venture with Mulvanny G2 – Portland, OR
Stone Support
Steel Studs
General Contractor
Hoffman Construction Company – Seattle, WA
Completion Date
March 2009

For Developer Gerding Edlen, the idea of the Joint Venture of GBD Architects and MulvannyG2 Architecture was to bring sustainable urban living and active street life to Bellevue through these two landmark high-rises. The 1.25 million square foot development delivered 550 luxury residential units in adjacent 42 story and 43 story towers offering stunning views of the Olympic Mountain Range, Mount Rainier, Lake Washington, and the Cascades.

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 be 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 stone design would include 14,000 square feet of granite, limestone and marble in a scheme that would complement the exterior stone work, not compete with it.

The final stone design included mortar set paving, mechanically anchored cladding, firplace hearths, thresholds and base. The final selection of the stone materials took several months to complete and required consistant coordination with many suppliers, some never before used by CSI. The biggest challenge on this project was the continuious coordination with the field to ensure that the stone was installed not only on time but that it seamlessly tied in with numerous other materials that make the interior as artisctic as the exterior.


The project is proposed to reach a USGBC LEED™ Gold