July 13, 2021 No more! Oberto! Exxel Pacific starts on new school By BRIAN MILLER Real Estate Editor Rendering by NAC Architecture This view looks roughly southwest at the new building, with the main campus peeking out at right. The old Oberto store property in the Rainier Valley has been demolished. Exxel Pacific is [...]
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July 2, 2021 Local projects win Gold Nugget Awards By Journal Staff Photo by Moris Moreno, courtesy of Runberg Architecture Group Runberg Architecture Group designed Jackson apartments in Seattle’s Central area neighborhood. A number of Puget Sound developments recently were honored in the 2021 PCBC Gold Nugget Awards, which recognize projects that improve communities [...]
June 29, 2021 51 Ballard units clear design review By BRIAN MILLER Real Estate Editor Image by GGLO This view looks northwest at the planned apartment building, which will have its companion on the east side of 20th. Two years ago, Saratoga Capital bought the corner property at 2002 N.W. 56th St. with a master-user [...]
June 1, 2021 Work underway on 100-unit Bitter Lake Supportive Housing By JOURNAL STAFF Rendering provided by SMR Architects [enlarge] SMR Architects designed the 100-unit supportive housing project. Downtown Emergency Service Center began construction April 9 on a 100-unit apartment project at 924 N. 143rd St. in Seattle for disabled single adults who have been homeless long term. [...]
May 21, 2021 Private Building $50 Million to $100 Million Photo from Exxel Pacific The Center Steps project included large amounts of clear cedar shiplap siding and tongue-and-groove soffits. Location: Seattle General contractor: Exxel Pacific The Center Steps project consisted of two mixed-use apartment buildings — one eight stories and one seven stories — [...]
May 21, 2021 Construction Manager Over 400,000 Worker Hours Photo from Exxel Pacific To Exxel Pacific, safety comes from executing the most important thing: protecting people. When Joe Sadler, Exxel Pacific’s safety director and 2014 AGC Safety Professional of the Year award recipient, passed away in April, a safety program and great safety culture [...]
April 22, 2021 On the Block: Could senior housing be a post-pandemic winner? In February of 2020, a nursing home or senior community was the last place you wanted to be. Or visit. Or move to, if you were nearing a certain age. Just to recall the outbreak at Kirkland's Life Care Center is to shudder. [...]
April 20, 2021 Security Properties clears corner for Belltown apartment tower By BRIAN MILLER Real Estate Editor Rendering by VIA Architecture [enlarge] This view looks northwest at the planned apartments; no start date has been announced. The Two Bells Tavern closed in 2017. Security Properties recently demolished that and a neighboring building to make way for [...]
April 12, 2021 Center Steps By JOURNAL STAFF [enlarge] Central Steps is a two-building, mixed-use apartment project recently completed at 225 Roy St., across from the Seattle Opera House and McCaw Hall in Lower Queen Anne. It is made up of one eight-story, 81,500-square-foot building with 83 units, and a seven-story 155,300-square-foot building [...]
March 4, 2021 We cannot thrive or survive without one another, and that extends to the way we design and construct smart buildings. By ALEXANDRA RAMSDEN Rushing Ramsden Last year, humans were reminded of the fragile ecosystem we live in with each other, our interdependency and how isolation can have significant, negative impact. [...]