That’s why we designed the Tanner Office Building in Kingston, Wash., to LEED Gold standards, maximizing the open space, natural light and Puget Sound views. From a purely practical standpoint, we made sure the construction was cost-effective and built to last, and the landscaping was drought-tolerant and took advantage of the region’s rainy climate.
Bainbridge Island’s Granero Office Building was a model of adaptive reuse, with a dilapidated barn’s floor slab, steel bents, columns, beams and roofing reborn as an inviting space with views of the nearby riparian corridor visible from 90 percent of the seated office spaces. For the Eagle Harbor Market Building, also on Bainbridge Island, our commercial retail design had to allow for many uses—the building houses retail shops and restaurants where people shop, eat and play. Its richly detailed copper patina and gorgeous indigenous gardens make it a highly distinctive area landmark, while its green roof and pedestrian-friendly elements make it a prime example of achievable eco-friendly design.