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Greenroof Project of the Week for December 30, 2013: Russell Investments Center

on December 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm under Project of the Week: 12/30/13

Russell Investments Center
(formerly Washington Mutual Bank)
Seattle, WA, USA
23,000 sq. ft Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Formerly owned by Washington Mutual Bank, the Russell Investments Center tower boasts forty-two stories of Class A+ office space plus sweeping, unparalleled views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, the Space Needle and downtown Seattle from the 17th floor garden roof from American Hydrotech.

Accessible to all building tenants, the vital social and event space was designed by PFS Studio to integrate elements that relay the story about the center, its local origins and the community it serves. Almost two-thirds of the landscaped deck is planted with predominantly drought-tolerant and native plants. The project presented a rare opportunity to reference the varied and unique landscapes of Washington State, from its coastal beaches to the Olympic and Cascade ranges and the interior plateau. Russell Investments Center boasts a perfect 100 ENERGY STAR score, making it the most efficient high rise in Seattle and a candidate for LEED-EB Platinum status.

Year: 2006
Owner: Russell Investments
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 23,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect: PFS Studio (formerly Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg)
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech
Developer: Wright Runstad
Architect: NBBJ
General Contractor: Sellen Construction
Landscape Contractor: Teufel Nursery
Structural Engineering: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Additional Project Team: Birmingham & Wood and Turkington & Associates
Stone Mason: Star Masonry
Glass Abacus: Joel Berman Glass
Civil Engineering: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Electrical Engineering: Coffman Engineers

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!  And, have a safe and wonderful New Year’s celebration tonight with best wishes for continued success in 2014 and beyond!

~ Linda V.