4EA in the News: December

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Mass Timber Moisture Monitoring and Simulation – A Marine Climate Case Study

Brad Carmichael of 4EA Building Science spoke at the 2022 ASHRAE Buildings XV International Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Brad spoke on the topic of Mass Timber Moisture Monitoring and Simulation, a case study that was authored by himself, Jeff Speert of 4EA, and Emily Dawson of Kaiser + Path.

Dec 6 2022, ASHRAE Conference

Brad Carmichael
Brad Carmichael, Principal at 4EA

78-unit Tacoma senior housing development is fully funded

“LIHI and project partner the Asia Pacific Cultural Center announced that its 78-unit senior housing project, to be built at 711 S. 38th Street in Tacoma’s Lincoln District, is fully funded. The development is projected to break ground in Summer 2023 and take an estimated 14 months to complete. 4EA is listed as the enclosure consultant on this project.”

Dec 28 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce


From Metropolis Magazine, Destigmatizing a Food Bank

4EA collaborated with Graham Baba Architects on this amazing project. “As customers approach the front door, they find edibles like onions, rosemary, and sage planted by landscape architect Jake Woland, a principal at Seattle-based Hewitt. A little farther away are native pollinating plants that feed hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. ‘There’s a stigma about going to a food bank that we considered as we thought about design,’ Woland says. ‘So it’s a beautiful garden outside, to feel like the same experience of going to a grocery store.'”

Nov 23 2022, Architects + Artisans

Ballard Food Bank. Photo Credit: Lara Swimmer

Landmark plans April start for 24-story student housing tower

Ankrom Moisan Architects is modifying the 24-story design by Runberg Architecture Group to accommodate 154 units with many student beds in shared suites. No significant changes are planned for the exterior. Landmark, based in Atlanta, says it’s the largest student housing developer in the county. (It also develops in other classes of residential.) Its team for the Mark now also includes . . . [4EA Building Science], envelope; . . . . Total project size is estimated at around 247,000 square feet. That includes amenities, 93 underground parking stalls and 1,281 square feet of retail/commercial space. Residents will also have 119 bike stalls.

Dec 15 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce


Indigenous cafe opens in Pioneer Square

4EA is honored to be involved in a project that supports the indigenous community in the city of Seattle which sits on occupied Duwamish Land. “Today marks the grand opening of ʔálʔal Cafe, a new indigenous-owned cafe at 108 Second Ave. Ext. S. in Pioneer Square. The cafe, which showcases pre-colonial and traditional indigenous foods, is located on the ground level of Chief Seattle Club’s mixed-use development ʔálʔal.”

Nov 29 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce

ʔálʔal. Photo Credit: NW Skyview Imagery

28-story U District apartment tower dials in design

An update on one of 4EA’s projects where we are working as the building enclosure consultants. “Hewitt is designing the tower for Nicola Wealth, and 2024 is still cited as a possible start date. The next design review will be on Jan. 9, in a virtual presentation.”

Dec 13 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce


Ground broken on 86 affordable units in Central District

“LIHI and project partner the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd have broken ground on a new affordable housing project on two parcels of land owned by the church at 1415 and 1419 22nd Ave. . . . . Walsh Construction Co. is the general contractor for Good Shepard Housing. Runberg Architecture Group is the architect. The project team also includes 4EA Building Science.”

Dec 06 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce


New Illustrations For Transbay Block 2 In SoMa, San Francisco

“New renderings have been published for the two affordable housing projects at 200 Folsom Street in the East CutSan Francisco. Amended plans for Transbay Block 2 are scheduled for a public review by the city’s Planning Commission for next week on December 1st.”

Nov 24 2022, SF YIMBY

Transbay Block 2 Rendering by Kennerly Architecture & Planning

Walsh to build Capitol Hill mixed-use project

“Community Roots Housing and YouthCare care are collaborating on the eight-story Capitol Hill project, which will preserve the handsome old Booth Building, on the corner of East Pine Street. . . . The team also now includes Bush Roed and Hitchings, surveyor; Karen Kiest Landscape Architects; Barrientos Ryan, the owner’s rep for YouthCare; KPFF Consulting Engineers, civil; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, structural engineer; Sider + Byers, MEP; 4EA Building Science, envelope and energy consultant

Dec 06 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce


Bush School

4EA Building Science is listed as the building envelope consulting for the completed Bush School. “The Bush School’s new Upper School is the first passive house school building to be completed in the state. . . . It was built using a mass plywood panel structural system to reduce embodied carbon and optimized efficiency. Mass plywood panels and glulam beams are on display throughout the learning spaces.”

Nov 28 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce

Bush School. Photo Credit: Lara Swimmer

636-unit ‘green’ TOD opens at Esterra Park

4EA is excited to report that, “Construction is officially complete and apartments are renting at Verde, a new 636-unit multifamily development in Redmond. . . . The development is aiming to be the first multifamily project in Washington state to achieve LEED Zero Carbon. Runberg says this will be achieved through a combination of construction choices, operational decisions, green power, and carbon off-sets.”

Dec 05 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce


Seattle Children’s takes nearly half of Trammell Crow’s 1916 Boren

Update to another 4EA project in the works, “Seattle Children’s Dr. Eric Tham said in a statement, “We’re excited about the potential this space offers to meet the growing needs of our downtown workforce.” How many of its staff will occupy the building remains to be seen. Seattle Children’s hopes to move into 1916 Boren in early 2025. It’ll have about 124,000 square feet, to be for pediatric research.”

Dec 01 2022, Daily Journal of Commerce


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