Northlake Commons:

Project Location
Seattle, WA

Hess Callahan Partners

Weber Thompson

Life Science, Mass Timber, Office

General Contracting, Mass Timber Supply & Install, Preconstruction

Pacific Northwest

Swinerton Office Location
Seattle, Washington

Mixed-Use, Life Science, Mass Timber, Lab-Ready Core and Shell Space

Swinerton is providing preconstruction and general contracting services for the construction of a new five-story mixed-use building, which will provide high-performance, lab-ready office space for future buildout of the core and shell. The project team provided two years of preconstruction services for the client, which included bringing aboard design-assist trade partners for the MEPF and curtainwall scopes.

The project utilizes a mass-timber structural system via cross-laminated timber (CLT), glu-laminated columns, and girders. Steel buckling-restrained braced frames are a key component of the lateral system and are expressed in contrast to the timber structure. This project will be two of the first mass-timber structures in the area. The building is set over a concrete podium that houses a parking garage and a warehouse.

Roughly 30% of the total project cost is being self-performed between Swinerton (metal stud/drywall), Timberlab (mass timber), and SAK (concrete). The building is pursuing both LEED Gold Certification and FitWel Certification and is also part of the Living Building Challenge.