Stone 34, a 5-story, 127,000-gsf office building that is home to Brooks Sports, is paving the way for a new generation of highly sustainable market rate buildings in the region. Designed by LMN Architects and developed by Skanska Development, the project is targeting energy and water use reductions of 75% from baseline.

Beyond these hard quantitative metrics, the integrated approach to site and building architecture sets up active pedestrian experiences by mixing the internal functions with a diversity of ground-level retail and landscape spaces on all four sides. The landscaped exterior space extends up through the different floor levels, by way of two terraces and a rooftop deck, connecting the activity of the building to the public realm. Green walls and varied landscaping reinforce this connection, providing edible plants that can be enjoyed by the community, as well as a habitat stepping stone for birds and insects. A transparent, daylit focal stair on the building’s most active face celebrates users taking the stairs.

75% Water Use Reduction is realized through reduced flow fixtures and rainwater and greywater capture, storage, treatment, and reuse, minimizing the reliance on the city’s infrastructure. With rainwater capture and re-use, 50% of storm water is managed on-site.75% Energy Use Reduction is realized through a holistic strategy of high performance building envelope, optimized day lighting, high efficiency sensor-controlled lighting, and an integrated mechanical system utilizing hydronic chilled beams, heat recovery systems, high efficiency chiller and phase change thermal storage.

Mark Reddington a Speaker at Music Matters to Seattle!

Seattle Architectural Foundation Presents: Music Matters to Seattle! 02/23/2015

Date: March 12, 2015

Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144)

From hip-hop to grunge, Seattle’s varied music scene has nurtured generations of audiophiles who have helped make Seattle home to many well-loved record labels and radio stations. This affinity for music is also visible within Seattle’s built environment, from our concert venues, performance halls and interactive museums. In this lecture, our panel of guest speakers speak to how spatial design both reflects, and reacts to, the music scene in Seattle, exploring the relationship between creativity and performance and the spaces in which these events take place.

Speakers:
Paul de Barros, Seattle Times, Cornish College and the University of Washington
Josh LaBelle, Seattle Theatre Group (STG)
Lori Noto, Design & Construction Consultant
Mark Reddington, LMN Architects

Moderated by:
Cheryl Waters, KEXP

http://seattlearchitecture.org/public-programs-events/design-in-depth/