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This $36 million, 129,000-SF, mixed-use, five-story building is located at the corner of Stone Way and North 34th Street at the intersection of the Fremont and Wallingford neighborhoods, just off Seattle’s favorite foot-powered express lane, the Burke Gilman Trail. This “extreme green” building features 8,500-SF of pedestrian connection hubs, a plaza with 3,800-SF of planting, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a Brooks Sports retail store on the first floor. Additional amenities include functional art such as sculptural bicycle racks and a rooftop terrace. The building also includes 216 underground parking stalls and plug stations for electric vehicles.
A true innovator, Stone34 embraced cutting-edge sustainable technologies to achieve 75 percent energy and water savings compared to typical office buildings. The building is LEED Platinum certified and was the first designed to meet the requirements of the City of Seattle’s Deep Green Pilot Program. Building features include active chilled beams, operable windows, heat recovery chillers, condensing boilers and a dedicated outdoor air system with heat recovery. The active stair feature and central stairwell act as a natural heat exhaust and ventilation system by using passive cooling and natural ventilation. A thermostat automatically opens the top louver and bottom damper in the stairwells to allow hot air to flow out of the louver and draw in cooler air from below.
The building was designed by LMN, constructed by Skanska and occupied in 2014. During construction, Skanska removed petrochemical contamination from the site, diverted 97 percent of construction waste from landfills and conducted an embodied carbon footprint.
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Service: Commercial development
Market segment: Offices
Smart Green Strategies; Bright Green
Stone34 is designed to foster community connection to Seattle’s neighborhoods and its outdoors. This workplace by Skanska seeks to create a place in Seattle’s urban community that allows our market, customers and community to be successful. Stone34 is designed to create a highly active ground plane with spaces and details that attract the community of runners, cyclists and workers.
Stone34 provides a business case for sustainability; where healthy, responsible and conscious living is possible when underwriting the risks of not pushing change; we do the hard work so our customer’s can experience the results to their bottom lines.
Stone34 is an intelligently designed office building that empowers both developer and future tenants to reduce energy consumption. Partners in designing, building and operating Stone34 are participating in the City of Seattle's Deep Green Pilot Program, employing a set of guidelines that encourage the use of sustainable strategies authored by the International Living Future Institute. To put it in familiar terms, this program establishes challenging criteria that goes beyond achieving LEED Platinum certification.
Stone34 is designed to use 75% less energy than typical buildings and capture nearly all water uses on-site. The building will be equipped with technology to inform occupants of their level of energy consumption – exhibiting that human awareness is the most effective way to reduce energy use. Stone34 isn't limited to green 'features' – our green systems are fully integrated with the building and occupants, resulting in a true partnership of humans and technology.
Landscaping: Native Plants and Edibles
Restuarant, coffee shop Brooks Sports retail store on the first floor
Community: Local Artist installations in building and around property
Targeting LEED-CS v3 Patinum Certification
The project is pursuing City of Seattle's Living Building Challenge Pilot Program.
Stone34 is also aiming to achieve several petals of the International Living Building Institute's Living Building Challenge 2.0 initiative.
Brooks Sports will open their new headquarters and first concept retail store in Stone34. The location moves Brooks into urban Seattle, allowing greater interaction with their customers.
Brooks Sports, Inc. – parent company to Brooks and Moving Comfort – is moving to Fremont in Spring 2014, bringing more than 300 jobs to the neighborhood. The Run Happy innovator is also planning the launch of their first retail concept store at Stone34.
Founded in 1914, Brooks Sports, Inc. is currently headquartered in Bothell, Wash. Knowing that we're all a bit different, Brooks encourages everyone to run at their own speed and in their own style. Most importantly, run happy. For more information about Brooks' sister brand Moving Comfort, visit www.movingcomfort.com.
2010 Skanska Commercial Development US opens 4th office in Seattle.
2011 Works with the Fremont and Wallingford Communities in the design and development of a new mixed-use project in Seattle.
2011 Skanska signs Lease Agreement with Brooks Sports for 70% of a Building to be located at 3400 Stone Way.
2012 Seattle’s City Council unanimously approves the amendments to its deep green pilot building program, allowing for the development of Stone34.
2012 Skanska Starts Construction of Stone34
2012 Brooks agrees to take all of the office space in the Project. Project reaches 90% leased.
2013 Project reaches its full excavation and tops out in the fall of 2013
2014 Project deliver the new Headquarter space for Brooks Sports.