A construction company with a progressive bent is the latest tenant to join 15th and Madison’s environmentally-focused Bullitt Center.
Hammer & Hand builds commercial and residential projects in the Pacific Northwest including restaurant buildouts –Portland’s Xico — and Seattle’s first Passive House construction.
In a blog post announcing the move, the company said it has already moved into temporary space in the building as its second-floor offices are finished:
Our space will be Suite 250, located on the second floor (which becomes the ground floor along Madison.) Nancy Burfiend of NB Design Group is the interior designer and Steve Doub of the Miller Hull Partnership is the architect for our TI (tenant improvement) of the space. As work progresses over the next couple of months we’ll use temporary desk space on the fourth floor.
The $18.5 million Bullitt Center debuted in spring 2013 and is built to the principals of the Living Building Challenge — “net zero energy, net zero water, 100% waste water treatment onsite (read, composting toilets), nontoxic materials, and a host of other deep green goals.”
The project has been the center of City of Seattle projects to increase efficiency in developments. Meanwhile, a Capitol Hill Ecodistrict effort has also developed to help push more sustainable practices into the neighborhood’s next waves of construction, overhauls and upgrades.
Hammer & Hand joins a tenant roster including the Bullitt Foundation and green community group Sustainable Seattle. We detailed a few more of the preliminary tenants here.
“The Bullitt Center is a beacon for the industry and an inspiring example of how high design and high performance can be fused in building,” said Hammer & Hand CEO Daniel Thomas in a statement. “We’re excited to base our Seattle operations there and to become part of its community of like-minded organizations.”