Office | Seattle, WA

Gateway was selected as the general contractor for the Forterra tenant improvement, at 901 5th Avenue because of our experience with LEED construction practices.

The 9,783 square-feet of existing finishes was emptied to a shell space and rebuilt to the design of SkB Architects. Forterra is an organization focused on protecting and enhancing our region’s most precious natural resources through land conservancy, so green building practices were important to them.

All of the materials used in construction, lighting fixtures, furniture, and décor were comprised of reclaimed wood and recycled building materials. The design utilized natural lighting from the exterior windows to supplement the need for standard lighting.

Client Forterra
Architect SKB Architects
Type Office
Size 9,783 SF
Location 901 5th Avenue #2200
Seattle, WA 
Year 2012

The TI included demolition of the existing office space, upgrades to the existing MEP, polished concrete floors, open office areas, a large break room, and project work area, complete with glazed doors & sidelites throughout.

Forterra incorporated the cloud ceiling concept throughout their office space, revealing some of the building’s MEP components. Work areas and employee study areas were built out of the core. The wood-panel reception was constructed onsite. Private offices were angled with the flow of traffic to highlight the material and projects on their wall and to capture the natural lighting from the exterior windows. The workroom consisted of extensive casework and shelving. Highlights of the space are the operable NANA wall at the conference room, IdeaPaint writeable-surface walls in conference rooms, an open eating area, and the wood-panel reception desk.

Gateway completed the project in twelve weeks from conception to punch-list completion.

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