199 BLAINE | SEATTLE, WA
Owner: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Architect: ARC Architects
SvR Role: Landscape Architecture & Civil Engineering
Start Date: 2006
End Date: 2010
SvR provided landscape architecture and civil engineering for this 122,000 square foot, mixed-use facility incorporating biotech laboratories, offices, commercial and retail spaces. SvR successfully incorporated natural drainage facilities within the Blaine Street right-of-way frontage. The natural drainage facility doubles as a project site amenity with its diverse palette of trees, shrubs, groundcovers and emergents.
Other SvR contributions included best management procedures for the removal and remediation of an isolated plume of contaminated subsurface soils, a foundation-slab drainage system, retention of 11 existing trees, addition of 16 trees, removal of invasive plant species, specialty paving at the building’s main entry and roof terrace layout concepts.
The building was awarded LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council.