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7
Jul

LIV Apartments – Construction Update – June 2014

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The month of June brought many advances to the LIV Apartments job site.  The most notable progress coming as the south building wood framing commenced.  With the previous experience of framing the west building the crews have picked up the pace and are moving very quickly with installing the panelized framing sections.Wood framing for the […]

2
Jul

Make It Right – Fort Peck, Montana

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Grouparchitect is working with prefabricated modular home builder Method Homes to provide design services for a series of homes destined to be located in Fort Peck, Montana.   Based on the Option Series homes we have previously partnered with Method homes on, these three bedroom and two bathroom homes will serve as residences for a portion of […]

27
Jun

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – June

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The Clyde Hill Residence finishes and interiors are starting to define the large open living, dining, and kitchen spaces as casework and custom cabinetry have been installed.  Additionally bamboo plank flooring has been installed throughout the main level of the house and has been covered to protect it during the remainder of construction. The fireplace […]

26
Jun

LIV Apartments – Aerial Photos – June 2014

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The latest aerial images of the LIV Apartments show the accelerated pace at which the wood framing is being constructed.  The west building framing is complete and work has begun on the south building as progress with framing starts to spread across the site as the structural concrete work is completed for the first phase […]

24
Jun

Laurelhurst Residence – Construction Update

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The Laurelhurst wine room has quickly progressed into the construction in the recent weeks since the client approved the design and engaged their contractor. An interesting challenge with this renovation, as in many others, is the owner will maintain occupancy in the house while the work it being done.  Special care is taken to reduce […]

4
Jun

Leilani Gains LEED Certification

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The Leilani Apartments, our most recently completed multi-family project, was just awarded LEED Certification.   From the start of the project the design team considered sustainability in all aspects of the project.  Through the selection of responsible materials, using local manufacturers and suppliers, utilizing water conservation measures, and many other improvements, the team aimed at designing […]

2
Jun

LIV Apartments – Construction Update – May 2014

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During May, new heights were reached at the site of the ongoing LIV Apartments.  The most visual of the progress made in May is the west building.  Framing continued and reached level 5 of the 6 level building. Adjacent to the west building, the south building has also entered the framing stage.  Work has started […]

2
Jun

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – May

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May was a great month at the Clyde Hill Residence job site.  The contractors have completed the installation of exterior wood siding, cement board panels, and trim giving the exterior of the home a completely new design aesthetic.  The clear finished wood siding emphasizes the horizontality of the home and provides a material connection to […]

29
May

LIV Apartments – Aerial Views – May 2014

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The latest aerial images of the LIV Apartments have arrived and progress continues onward and upward. The post tensioned concrete floors of the south building have defined the buildings’ footprint, and the relationship of the South and West buildings can start to be seen. At the West building, Wood framing at is nearing completion and […]

13
May

LIV Apartments – Aerial Views – April 2014

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We recently got our hands on these images and are excited to share another point of view of the ongoing LIV Apartments. Monthly photos of the jobsite are shot from an airplane from 2 angles to show construction progress from different points of view. The South and North buildings remain active with ongoing concrete formwork […]

9
May

Blower Door Testing

With the implementation of the 2012 Washington State Energy Code the requirements for air testing residential projects have changed to become more restrictive.  All new residences and additions in the state now require a blower door test to measure air leakage through the building envelope.  The test requires that air changes be less than 5 […]

1
May

Laurelhurst Residence – Wine Room Sketches

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Earlier in April, we were excited for the opportunity to work, once again, with great clients on a small wine room renovation to their home.  The previously completed new construction left some room for renovation as the clients grew into the home and developed some ideas of how to improve the home to suit their needs better. […]

1
May

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – Late Apr. 2014

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Progress on the Clyde Hill Residence progressed into late April with a push on exterior elements including finishing the windows and doors, and completing the shingled roof.  The exterior of the home has also been wrapped with building felt in preparation for cement board and cedar strip siding. The redesigned entry now has windows and […]

18
Apr

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – Mid Apr. 2014

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The Clyde Hill Residence progresses into April with more work being to the exterior.  The covered porch at the rear of the house has been fully framed and prepared for the future finishes.  New foundation pads have been cast to support the weight of the porch and roof above, and new membrane is being installed […]

11
Apr

LIV Apartments Site Tour

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This Friday some of the office ventured out to the construction site of our largest ongoing multi-family residential project – the LIV Apartments. We were there to observe ongoing wood framing, progress with the post tensioned concrete pours, and to generally become familiar with the project by touring the site. LIV Apartments is situated half […]

31
Mar

Clyde Hill – Construction Update – Mar. 2014

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This March has been a busy month for the Clyde Hill Residence as the entryway and entry roof have completed framing, the exterior is stripped of existing cladding, and the interior framing is pushing towards completion.  March also saw the installation of most the windows and exterior doors.  Once this installation is complete work will […]

31
Mar

LIV Apartments – Construction Update – Late Mar. 2014

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Progress moved towards foundation walls nearing the end of March after pouring and curing slabs previously shown.  In the right of the picture is a cured slab and columns, and on the left is form work, reinforcing, and post tension cables ready for concrete to be poured.  progress will continue vertically as each level is poured […]

21
Mar

Seattle Modern Home Tour

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Ring in the start of spring this weekend and celebrate the warm weather and sunshine rolling into town with an all day modern home tour! Saturday March 22nd the Seattle Modern Home Tour takes place from 11am to 5pm. If you’re quick and can get your tickets today they’re $30, otherwise day of tickets will […]

2
Mar

LIV APARTMENTS – CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – LATE FEB. 2014

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The level 1 post tension slab poured and curing with materials to form the columns and next floor level staged for future use.  The previous slab on grade (parking level 1) is now the support for the ramped portion of level 1.  Next in the process will be to lay down sheathing, steel reinforcing, and […]

28
Feb

LIV APARTMENTS – CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – MID FEB. 2014

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The LIV Apartments take the step to the next level as progress with concrete progresses.  Slab on grades have been poured and work now begins on new levels.  In order to hold the new levels a series of temporary scaffolds and cribbing will be used to support the weight of the concrete as it cures.  […]