The terraced building steps down with the site's steep grade and incorporates earth sheltering, natural ventilation and daylighting. The thermal mass of the ...
Environmental stewardship is a priority for Seattle. It was the first city to require all city buildings to achieve USGBC LEED® Silver rating or higher.
Golden Hill Office Center is a 1980s building that outperformed conventionally designed office buildings of the era with respect to energy use. Twenty-eight years later, Golden Hill continues to outperform the majority of contemporary office buildings. In fact, the original systems still work so well that Golden Hill was awarded a 99 ENERGY STAR rating in 2010.
In the competitive world of commercial real estate, why would an owner pursue sustainable design and its increased initial costs?
Instead of choosing new construction, Rice Fergus Miller's owners decided to completely renovate an abandoned Sears Automotive Center for the architecture firm's new office and studio space.