South Lake Union Discovery Center

Seattle, WA
  • Award - Sustainable Design Awards, Boston Society of Architects (co-sponsored by AIA New York and U.S. EPA)
  • Lifecycle Building Challenge Award, US Environmental Protection Agency, Building Materials Reuse Association, AIA, and West Coast Green
  • Recipient, Top 10 Green Project, American Institute of Architects/Committee on the Environment (COTE)
  • Silver Award, Best Sales Pavilion - The Nationals (25th Anniversary), National Association of Home Builders, National Sales and Marketing Council

One-story, 1,115-m² (12,000-ft²) office building designed to be moved and reused. The highly sustainable structure contains 90% recycled steel and can be unbolted into four quadrants, relocated, and reassembled, either in its current capacity or as an adaptive change-of-use. MKA’s civil solutions for the one-half city block including a voluntary eco-street demonstration, rain gardens, permeable pavement, and detention swales, were implemented to serve as a public showcase for urban low-impact design and precluded the need for new underground detention.

ARCHITECT: The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP
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