Sustainable Design

Ballard's Greenfire Campus

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The design of Ballard’s Greenfire Campus was guide by two main goals: to create a space that is both sensibly and socially sustainable.  As a popular urban neighborhood in Seattle, Ballard serves as the perfect backdrop for this urban in-fill, transit-oriented development, which consists of a five-story apartment building and a four-story office building.  In order to promote a natural context for this new urban environment, the campus design had to harmoniously share spaces with the existing wildlife and community.  The design team worked collaboratively to capitalize on that concept by cr


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BIM + Green Building

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) and green building design are two trends in the A/E/C industry that show no signs of slowing down.  Both are becoming more and more common in the work that we do as structural engineers, and we think it’s important to understand that they are mutually beneficial components of the design process.  They are both important concepts that can reinforce and support each other.  That’s why we’ve created a Top Five list of ways that BIM and green building design go hand in hand.


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The Bullitt Center

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As the greenest commercial building in the world, Seattle’s Bullitt Center has been getting a lot of attention.  Designed for a lifespan of 250 years, this office building features numerous characteristics that will help it meet the Living Building Challenge, which tests green buildings against the most rigorous performance standards in the world.


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An Award-Winning Makeover

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The Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) recently held its annual Night of the Stars gala in downtown Bellevue, Washington. With all of the wonderful projects up for awards, it was a great surprise for one of DCI’s projects in Spokane, Washington received an award for the 2012 Redevelopment/Renovation Development of the Year!


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Portland Community College Newberg Center

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The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education recently announced the winners of their 2012 Design Awards, and DCI is happy to announce that one of our projects made the cut!  This AIA awards program aims to identify emerging trends and ideas in the design of educational and cultural facilities, honor excellence in planning and design, and to share knowledge about best practices.  At DCI we take the design and longevity of


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