BECU Headquarters

Project Location
Seattle, WA


Interior Architects


Design Build, General Contracting

Pacific Northwest

Swinerton Office Location
Seattle, Washington

Headquarters, Office Space, Conference Space

Swinerton completed a full design-build MEP tenant improvement project to modify an existing 1980’s building to a more energy efficient building system. Working directly with Seattle City Light and Swinerton Renewable Energy, new HVAC equipment and LED lighting upgrades throughout the building significantly reduced the KW/Hr consumption. This resulted in reduced operating costs which in turn materialized into substantial cost savings through various rebate programs. The project scope consisted of a six-floor, 150,000-square-foot, four-phases occupied construction build-out. The first floor retail bank remained fully operational throughout the duration of the project. A detailed critical facilities plan was successfully implemented and kept their data system, which supports the entire NW Region, operational during the entire timeline of project. Working as team members with the client, each phase was successfully delivered on time and fully operational at turnover to accommodate the different departments within the building.

This project also included a large exterior scope. The 18,000-square-foot, new design concept includes 6,000 square feet of all new canopies, structural concrete, a coffee kiosk with all new utilities for members, and landscaping/irrigation. This entrance remained open to the public during the entire project and a detailed logistics plan was communicated with the client to ensure efficient operation and safety to the site. The wet winter season created challenges with the 72 piles needed for the canopy structures; however, the project was still turned over on the original scheduled timeline. Project savings were given back to the client.