Smashing Ideas

Office | Seattle, WA

Gateway was brought onto this project to provide the original tenant improvement budget and scope of work for use in lease negotiations, in order to help get a lease signed for the tenant.

The existing building systems were not conducive to the architect’s design and layout, so Gateway worked with mYamaguchi to modify the existing MEP systems to comply with the desired layout and design.

The scope of work included demolition of the entire existing space to a vanilla shell, which consisted of three separate offices. The full-trade build out incorporated the building shell and contemporary design features. Collaborative open and private meeting spaces with audio visual and writeable surfaces on the walls, large open-office concept and conference areas, various private offices with barn-door style closures, and shared offices with glass whiteboards. The lunchroom was designed to facilitate large groups and high occupancy. It was outfitted with multiple refrigerators, beverage coolers, sinks, dishwashers, and a collaborative eating area. It was also retrofitted with large flatscreen televisions and audio. The space also has a state-of-the-art work room for daily business.

Client Smashing Ideas
Architect mYamaguchi Architects
Type Office
Size 19,000 SF
Location Seattle, WA 
Year 2013

The architect and tenant also wanted reclaimed wood incorporated into their finishes, but the style was not readily available. Gateway’s Project Manager and Superintendent were able to procure reclaimed/used wood paneling from local pacific northwest resources to incorporate into the reception wall and other areas in the office. Gateway carpenters refinished and stained the wood. They spent time searching old lumber yards, hardwood manufacturers, and reclaimed/recycled wood suppliers to get the necessary materials to make the vision a reality for the tenant. The tenant is very happy with their feature wall. Gateway also expedited the application and completion of the polished floor which exceeded the normal timeline, and sped up the overall substantial completion date so Smashing Ideas could move in early.

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