Avalara Hawk Tower

Engineering high-rise solutions for a major transit oriented development

DCI Engineers provided structural design services for Avalara Hawk Tower, the commercial portion of the larger Stadium Place development. Avalara Hawk Tower comprises of a concrete 23-story, 282-key hotel connected to a 12-story Class A office tower with a shared eight-story atrium and skybridges.

DCI Engineers provided the primary structure for both towers, which is post-tensioned concrete slabs supported by concrete columns. The lateral force resisting system is special reinforced concrete shear walls, with some buckling restrained braced frames for the office/parking tower. The engineering team designed high-rise gravity and lateral systems to meet the client’s design and performance criteria.

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Seattle, Washington
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Square Feet:
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12 & 24
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Commercial, High Rise / Performance Based Design, Hospitality & Gaming, Sustainable Design
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel, Masonry

Project Highlights

  • Hotel structure is 23 stories tall and the 12-story tower includes offices, parking, a health club, a conference level, and roof top restaurant.
  • Parking garage has 342 stalls.
  • The project includes a covered skybridge connecting the two buildings at Levels 6 and 8 and a non-accessible roof structure at Level 3 covers the arcade space between the two buildings.
  • The overall Stadium Place development is considered one of the larger transit oriented developments on the West Coast.
  • Certified LEED Silver Awards
  • 2019 Silver Skyline Award, Seattle Business Magazine, hospitality category
  • 2017 Architectural Precast Concrete Award for Excellence, Architectural Precast Association, commercial category

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