Health Sciences Education Building, University of Washington. 1607 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195.

4EA in the News: August 2023

The following includes articles discussing projects that 4EA is consulting on as the enclosure consultant. Our projects include mid-rise apartments, educational facilities, cultural and civic centers, private residences, and commercial enclosures. Find more projects here!

“Uncle Bob’s Place, an affordable housing project at 417 Eighth Ave. S. in the International District, received its final certificate of occupancy in May.

Developed by InterIm Community Development Association, the eight-story, 126-unit project is now leasing to tenants earning 50% or less of area median income.”

“The Merit Award-winning Washington projects are: the University of Washington Health Sciences Education Building at the UW Seattle campus; Milgard Hall at the UW Tacoma Campus; Bonneville Power Administration’s Ross Complex Redevelopment – Technical Services Building in Vancouver; and South Puget Sound Community College’s Dr. Angela Bowen Center for Health Education in Olympia.”

Collaboration and care drive design of new UW health sciences building

Aug 23 2023, DJC

“Miller Hull says a “culture of care” guided the design of the project’s site, architecture, and interior experience as the team “envisioned an environment that supports the health and well-being of its residents and visitors.” This equates to a structure and environment that looks and feels intentionally opposite to the sterile, hospital-like spaces often found in university medical buildings. The Health Sciences Education Building is constructed with warm, healthy materials to promote a sense of connection to nature and help students feel at ease in a high-pressure atmosphere. It has a hybrid structure of steel, concrete, and CLT in its roof and floor assemblies. That CLT is exposed on interior ceilings to bring warmth and nature into the space.”

104 Aurora units, all affordable, begin leasing

Aug 25 2023, DJC

“The Low Income Housing Institute has begun leasing for a new construction 104-unit affordable apartment building at 8700 Aurora Ave. N. Construction is currently wrapping up on the project, and the community, called John Fox Place, is slated to open in October.

When it does, the new seven-story building will bring affordable studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments to Aurora Ave. N. for families and individuals making 30%, 50% and 60% of the King County Area Median Income (AMI).”

Exxel Pacific to build new Ida Culver House, with 137 Ravenna units

Aug 28 2023, DJC

“There’s no declared schedule yet for Era Living to redevelop its Ida Culver House in Ravenna, at 2315 N.E. 65th St. , with a new senior community designed by Weber Thompson. And Seattle City Council still needs to approve a partial rezoning measure.

But plans are gaining more detail for the five-story, 137-unit project. Exxel Pacific is now listed as the builder, on a team that also includes Coughlin Porter Lundeen, civil and structural engineer; 4EA, envelope; GeoEngineers, geotechnical; Bush, Roed & Hitchings, surveyor; and Rushing, MEP. Weber Thompson is also the landscape architect, and is designing the interiors.”


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