Entry Title: "
Federal Center South Building 1202"
Category: Professional, Industrial
Designer(s): Partners-in-charge: Allyn Stellmacher, Robert Zimmerman,
Design Principals: John Chau, Dan Simpson,
Project Manager: Todd Stine,
Project Architects: Daniel Brindisi, Elizabeth Grace, Justin Rabe, Project Designer: Michael Steinberg, Space Planning: Kimberly Scott, Lisa Schettler,
High Performance Green Building Specialist: John Breshears, Christopher Flint Chatto,
Design Team: Randal Bennett, Ellen Campbell, Marc Chavez,
Melissa Eby, Brian Geller, Gabriel Hanson, Stephanie Hsie,
Glen Justice, Kirsten Justice, Heather Karch, Associate,
Bertha Martinez, Camila Obniski, Frances Orona, Chris Peterson,
Timothy Pfeiffer, Franco Rosete, Jonah Ross, Molly Simmons
Elizabeth Stroshane, Jessica Swann, Asmund Tweto
Federal Center South Building 1202 is the result of responding to both the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which focused on improving our nations infrastructure and creating jobs, and the U.S. General Services Administrations (GSA) Design Excellence program which was established to procure the nations best architects in order to achieve the most innovative and high performance design in federal government building projects. With reuse and high energy-performance as part of both the GSA and ARRA requirements, the new 1202 building transforms a 4.6 acre brownfield site into a highly flexible and sustainable 209,000 SF regional headquarters for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Northwest District. Located in south Seattles transforming industrial zone, it is the first new building on the Federal Center South campus in many years. The project underscores GSAs commitment to efficient and enduring federal buildings and celebrates the USACEs mission of transforming and restoring our nations waterways with an environmental focus. Organized around the work of the USACE, the open and flexible oxbow building form is part of an integrated strategy to provide a completely unified and flexible footprint while creating a collective identity for all departments who occupy the building. The indoor campus environment enhances the concept of a collective community by centralizing all common services within the atrium or social heart of the building and promotes the positive effect of biophilia the intrinsic bond between human beings and living systems. Building 1202 is anticipated to be aggressively sustainable and perform within the top one percent of energy-efficient office buildings across the country. Current energy models predict the building to operate at a net zero capable EUI of 20.3 kBtu/SF/year.