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Northlake Commons

March 19 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm PDT

RSVP: to seattle@washingtonengineer.org for this tour by Friday March 15th (the Ides of March!) as we need to know how many people to expect on this tour.

Please join us for a walking tour of the new Northlake Commons. We will meet at the north plaza next to the Burke Gilman Trail at 4:00 PM. No PPE is needed. Following the tour join us for dinner at Ivars.

In November 2020 WSPE had a presentation on mass-timber, taking small wood and binding it together. Environmental advantages, fire ratings, height limits, and other concepts of mass timber were discussed. Now let’s tour Northlake Commons to see Seattle’s first and only mass timber commercial office building, Mass Timber at its finest!

The North Lake Union neighborhood is taking shape—a place where Seattle’s industrial heritage and academic center meet modern-day vision and values. Paying homage to the Dunn family’s historic connection to the site, this new multi-use commercial building will incorporate heavy timber both indoors and out, opening with unique purpose onto the Burke-Gilman trail and the water beyond. The innovative landmark will elevate the human experience in the workplace, curating an ecosystem that brings professional and personal engagement together into a built environment that represents the future of our city.

Northlake Commons will be a 200,000+ SF LEED Gold project combining retail, office, lab, and warehouse spaces. It will be the first large scale mass timber commercial office building in Seattle, and offer unprecedented connection to views, water, and the Burke Gilman Trial. The project is a partnership between the Dunn Lumber family, HessCallahanGrey Group and Spear Street Capital. Key team members include Weber Thompson, DCI, KPFF and Swinerton Construction.

Tour Leader:

Molly Barry, HCGrey Group

HC Grey is a Seattle-based real estate development group focused on creating high-quality projects that reflect their passion for innovation, design, and function.  Think BIG, build RIGHT.

Dinner following:

Please join us for dinner after the tour at Ivars Salmon House at 401 NE Northlake Way.


Washington Society of Professional Engineers

Northlake Commons

3800 Latona Ave. NE
Seattle, Washington United States
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