Cascadia Bullitt Center

This 6-story, 50,000 sq. ft. building, is a true collaborative effort of the Bullitt Foundation, The University of Washington College of Built Environments, Cascadia, and leading Northwest contractors, engineers, and architects. Proposed to be the “greenest” commercial building in the country, Cascadia Center not only achieved LEED Platinum certification and the 2030 Challenge, but is aiming to meet the stringent 20 imperatives of the “Living Building Challenge,” a new benchmark for environmental sustainability. Stearns successfully faced the unique challenges of this kind of building while providing the entirety of the project’s steel, including the steel connectors for the glulam beams of this largely wooden structure, the framing for a feature stair, and the intricate steel for the large roof-top solar panel that is a main component of this project.


Project Details

Client: The Bullitt Foundation

Location: Seattle, Washington

Contractor: Schuchart

Architect: The Miller/Hull Partnership LLC

Engineer-of-Record: DCI Engineers

Size: 50,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 6

System Type: Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2012



Leed Platinum Certification

The 2030 Challenge