This is an evolution. A dated 1980s office building was renovated and repurposed into an energy efficient, timeless design that was rapidly leased by a single, high profile tenant.
Initial direction by the Design Review Board and deferred maintenance issues presented challenges. Building G is adjacent to an office park marked by colorful, post-modern 90s construction. The Board wanted the redesign to match the rest of the architecture. However, we wanted to take cues from the original design and not reinvent the building. When our design team presented their ideas for a modern monochromatic building, the board agreed that the building deserved to stand on its own. The wood siding was replaced with sleek, silver metal that is longer lasting and easier to maintain, updating the look of the building without drastic alteration to the structure.
A laundry list of deferred maintenance issues on the exterior and interior were also addressed. An awkward balcony – originally the beginnings of a sky bridge for a planned, but never constructed, second building – was transformed into an appealing, glass-enclosed conference room. New high-performance glazing, and highly efficient mechanical systems were installed and stairways were brought up to code.
Project of the Week: Willow Creek Corporate Center, Building G
Daily Journal of Commerce
April 5, 2008
2007 NAIOP Washington Office Redevelopment of the Year
2007 City of Redmond Honor Design Award