Archive Jan. 2015

24
Jan

Sibling House Update – 2015

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Good news for Sibling House in 2015! Sibling House is a network of homes that keep siblings together while in foster care and they have grown recently to include 256 homes totaling 752 children and they continue to grow every day. You can learn more about their organization and how to help at www.siblinghouse.org. Their […]

20
Jan

LIV Apartments – Construction Update mid Jan 2015

Apartment, Construction, In Progress, in progress, LIV Apartments, Multi-family/Mixed Use, Project Update, Residential | Comments Off on LIV Apartments – Construction Update mid Jan 2015

On a recent office site visit to the ongoing LIV Apartments in Bellevue our team was able to observe all of the various stages of construction the project is currently in. This project utilizes phasing as strategy to minimize construction time by distributing the construction over multiple buildings so that the various trades can work […]

16
Jan

LIV Apartments – Aerial Photos – Jan.

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January has been a productive month at the LIV Apartments in Bellevue.  Progress on the East Building has reached level 5 as framing crews continue to install wall panels and flooring.  Seen in the photo above, crews are framing a lowered roof deck amenity space that will soon be covered with green roof, concrete pavers, […]

6
Jan

LIV Apartments – Construction update January

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2015 arrives at the job site of the LIV Apartments in Bellevue as crews work at a fevered pace on both the exterior and interior of phase one, and on the framing of the phase 2 East Building. At breaks in the weather painting crews are able to paint the cement board panel siding that […]

2
Jan

Distillery Lofts – Tenant Improvement

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The Distillery Lofts in the Westlake neighborhood of Seattle has been the new home for Grouparchitect for about a year now so we wanted to reintroduce our completed space as well as extend an invitation for anyone to come by for a private tour and more in-depth introduction to our work. Our office entry is highlighted with […]

2
Jan

Phinney Ridge Prefab – Module Set

Exciting news on the Pre-fab home front here at Grouparchitect!  The latest collaboration with Method homes is taking shape in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle.  This Option series house has been in the works for the last few months, and as detailed in previous blog posts progress has been continuing steadily.  The most exciting part […]

22
Dec

LIV Apartments – Aerial Photos – Dec.

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December has been a busy month at the LIV Apartments.  Progress on the East Building has reached level 3 as framing crews install wall panels and flooring.  This panelized method of installing wall panels is the quickest way of getting a building of this type constructed.  On average, framing crews can install an entire level […]

9
Dec

Plateau 120 Renderings

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Plateau 120, our most recent mixed-use project, is nearing submission for UZDP approval with the City of Sammamish.  The project features 92 residential apartment units, over 14,500 square feet of commercial space. Residential parking is contained underground for 100 cars while surface parking lot provides 89 spaces for the commercial area. The project is located […]

5
Dec

LIV Apartments – Construction Update – November

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Over the month of November at the LIV Apartments work crews progressed on all aspects of the project.  Painting crews have nearly completed their work on the exterior of the West Building and have shifted efforts to the South Building. At the South Building, masons work at ground level laying brick masonry along the south […]

20
Nov

LIV Apartments – Aerial Photos – Nov.

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The progress thus far during the month November at the LIV Apartments job site shows progress on all avenues.  The North Building topped out last month so efforts have now shifted to waterproofing.  The white TPO roofing membrane has been added and work is now focused on waterproofing exterior openings such as windows and doors. […]

11
Nov

Revista Living

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Você fala Portguese? Excited to receive our first foreign press here at Grouparchitect in this month’s issue of Brazil’s Revista Living! Check out more on the exciting Ballard Remodel project here!

7
Nov

LIV Apartments – Construction Update – October

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There has been lots of recent progress on our LIV apartments project over the month of October located in Bellevue.   You can see the West building towering over the beginning stages of the East building.  This addition is the final component to this mix-use complex.  Phase 2 is moving along swiftly, with concrete and elevated […]

22
Oct

LIV Apartments – Aerial Photos – Oct.

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October at the LIV Apartments was a busy month.  The most notable progress on site over the last month would probably be the framing of the North Building, which topped out at its highest point.  This signals the completion of the framing for phase 1 of the project.  The roof and waterproofing will soon follow […]

15
Oct

Phinney Ridge Prefab – Factory Visit

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As progress at the Phinney Ridge Prefab project site continues since the demolition of the existing home, ongoing efforts on the home continues at the Method Homes factory in Ferndale, WA. Prefabrication of this home allows for a significantly reduced construction schedule, and also helps considerably for projects that are to be constructed in the […]

6
Oct

LIV Apartments – Construction Update – September

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September at the LIV Apartments was a busy month.  Trades worked on all aspects of the project from exterior cladding detailing and painting to interior gypsum board and work on unit interiors.  At the West Building, the gateway feature wall takes shape as the composite wood panels are installed and frame the western entrance to […]

3
Oct

Phinney Ridge Prefab – Demo

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The excavator is in the process of demolition of the existing home at the site of the new Phinney Ridge Prefab home project being careful for the neighboring homes and fences. Homes are no match for an excavator, also known as a track hoe.  The long reach of the boom and bucket is able to […]

1
Oct

TDX Renovation – September Update

Construction, In Progress, Multi-family/Mixed Use, Remodeling, Residential | Comments Off on TDX Renovation – September Update

The Theta Delta Chi renovation at the University of Washington continues as work on the roof, cladding, and window replacement progresses.  Additional structural members were required to take the load where the aging trusses have rotted and can no longer perform to their structural rating.  On top of the new roof structure, an almost completely […]

26
Sep

LIV Apartments – Aerial Photos – Sept

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The month of September brought progress across all areas of the LIV Apartments in Bellevue.  The South Building roof has been installed and progress continues on the window and exterior siding installation.  Interior plumbing and electrical rough in proceed in conjunction to maximize the potential of scheduling trades. Elsewhere, at the West Building, painters have […]

17
Sep

Phinney Ridge Prefab

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The Phinney Ridge Prefab project will soon kick off as plans have been approved by the city and contracts signed for construction.  This new house will be built using pre-fab techniques utilizing the Grouparchitect designed Option Series offered in partnership with Method Homes. The existing home’s concrete block foundation was in poor condition and repair […]

10
Sep

LIV Apartments – West Gateway

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Original post 05/23/2014 As framing progresses at the LIV Apartments, a major design feature of the project is starting to take shape.  The “gateway” entrance off Bel-red Road is adorned with two story feature walls on both the North and West buildings, with the West building wall framing now ready to receive exterior sheathing. These walls […]