The Global Technology Client tenant for SRM Development's new facility is experiencing rapid growth of their engineering teams in Washington State, and expanded its facilities to double the workforce on the Kirkland campus. Created in partnership with SRM and the tenant, DLR Group’s design project redevelops fives acres of former brownfield site to accommodate 192,017 square feet of office as well as 600 vehicle parking spaces. The addition of a pedestrian bridge to the existing campus encourages “casual collisions” and idea exchanges. The bridge spans the Cross Kirkland Corridor, a regional recreational trail with public amenities including a sand volleyball court, basketball court, and a zip line. The redevelopment of the corridor is a public-private partnership between SRM Development, the client, and the City of Kirkland. This project further meets the Global Technology Client’s high sustainability goals achieving LEED Platinum certification.
The scope of work encompasses shell and core design for a new build-to-suit office building, with two workplace levels over one level of structured parking. Features include exterior decks with views of Lake Washington and the Olympic mountains, bike paths, bike lockers and shower facility, dog walk areas, green roofs, rain catchment for reuse, electric vehicle chargers, integrated sun shading devices, highly efficient HVAC systems and a super insulated building shell. DLR Group provided architecture, engineering, and energy modeling services.