November 26, 2008

Terry Thomas wins sustainability award

The Terry Thomas, a mixed-use building designed by Weber Thompson, was named Sustainable Development of the Year by the Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. In addition, NAIOP nominated the 40,000-square-foot Terry Thomas in two other categories: Innovation Project of the Year and Office Development of the Year under 250,000 square feet.

The four-story office and retail project has also won regional and national awards including a commendation at this month’s 2008 AIA Seattle Honor Awards for Washington Architecture.

The Terry Thomas relies on a passive cooling system designed around an open-air courtyard.

Weber Thompson estimates the building will use 30 percent less energy and 56 percent less water than a traditionally designed building built to current codes.

First Western Development Services of Seattle developed the building, which is located in Seattle at 225 Terry Ave. N. Bellevue-based Rafn Co. was the general contractor. The Seattle office of Stantec Consulting was the mechanical engineer, and Bellevue-based DCI Engineers did the civil and structural engineering.