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May 31, 2018

Tenant Improvement
Under $5 million

Photo provided by W.G. Clark Construction
This Main Street-style office space in Ballard has nearly 50 types of light fixtures.

Gravity Payments

Location: Seattle

General contractor: W.G. Clark Construction

Owner: Henbart LLC

Primary designer: Weaver Architects

W.G. Clark’s Special Projects Group was hired to build this 22,900-square-foot tenant improvement in an occupied building, taking up the second and third levels of a five-story mixed-use building in downtown Ballard.

The construction schedule was critical to the success of the project. The tenant had a “hard” move-out date from its existing office space and could not afford to have a single minute of downtime.

Many of the design elements were not fully developed at the beginning of the project. It required intense amounts of project management from W.G. Clark to keep to the schedule and produce a high-quality office space that accommodated a growing tech company.

The Special Projects Group thrived on the diverse requirements of tenant’s Main Street design concept. These included incorporating nearly 50 different types of light fixtures with fully customizable and programmable lighting controls, 20 different paint colors and 14 different wall cladding finishes. It also included four different solid surfaces, four different tiles, eight different p-lam types and four acoustic ceiling types.

Because the tenant had difficulty envisioning what things would look like from the architectural plans, W.G. Clark held intense meetings almost every day with the tenant’s staff and the design team to flesh out the design.

W.G. Clark led the effort in providing many mock-ups of the finishes and spending hours researching materials that would achieve the tenant’s goals.

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