Project profile: Lakeview Office Building
This new core-shell office building, in Kirkland across from Carillon Point, is set to be the first mass timber office development east of Greater Seattle.
Engineering firm: Rushing
2022 MEP Giants rank: 95
Project: Lakeview Office Building
Location: Kirkland, WA, United States
Building type: Office building
Project type: New construction
Engineering services: Electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing, piping
Project timeline: September 2017 to November 2021
MEP/FP engineering budget: $286,490
Rushing is grateful to have collaborated with Mt Baker Holdings, LLC, LMN Architects, Sierra Construction, and others on the ground-breaking Lakeview Office Building in Kirkland, WA. This new core-shell office building, in Kirkland across from Carillon Point, is set to be the first mass timber office development east of Greater Seattle. The building is a 2-story, low-rise office (45,647 SF) with a 2-level below-grade parking garage (59,247 SF) totaling 113,077 SF.
This project is one of those paving the way for an enhanced focus on embodied carbon. By utilizing locally sourced Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT) for the main structural element, instead of steel or concrete, the energy used to create the buildings’ materials is greatly reduced. Although this caused some project challenges with the incorporation of our high-efficiency mechanical systems.
There were a lot of discussions with LMN and CPL about how to configure the DLT construction to accommodate the future MEPL systems. Rushing is proud to have contributed to the reduction of operational carbon for the building, complimenting the embodied carbon efforts and resulting in a holistic low carbon effort for the project. Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) with Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) provide fresh air to the tenants, while Air-source Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems provide heat pump heating and cooling.