Kirkland, Washington

Project Size:

46,000 square feet

Services:

Urban Design, Urban Mixed Use Design

Situated on a triangular, prominent site at the gateway to Kirkland, the new Lakeview Office Building is set to be the first mass timber office development east of Greater Seattle. The 46,000 SFT redevelopment includes two levels of office space and two levels of underground parking, matching the civic scale of the neighborhood while minimizing impact on views of surrounding buildings. Two first-floor outdoor spaces take advantage of the expansive west-facing vista of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains, providing welcoming spaces to gather and enjoy the view.

The project sets a new precedent on the Eastside for the use of renewable and sustainable construction methods. Utilizing mass timber construction, the office building features Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT) from Pacific Northwest forests. The use of DLT reduces the project’s embodied carbon by replacing steel or concrete. The prefabricated timbers further shorten construction duration with an estimated building erection time of six weeks or less. Additional environmental design features include a living roof and on-site water treatment.

The new Lakeview Office Building complements the neighborhood character while enhancing the prominent intersection of Lakeview Drive and Lake Washington Boulevard. The all-glass curtainwall exterior with operable windows matches the gentle curve of the site while providing extensive transparency, breathe-taking views of Lake Washington, and a strong connection to the surrounding community. The north and east facade is accentuated with textured punched windows and metal panels, complementing the neighboring residential landscape. The project engages the streetscape with a contemporary, sustainable building design while providing additional office space to the area.