Vulcan Lakefront Projects | Mixed Use Project

Anywhere and Everywhere

Corbis’s client-centric style allows its specialists to tailor solutions that meet clients’ needs, while balancing the nuances and specific project contexts.

Anywhere and Everywhere

Corbis’s client-centric style allows its specialists to tailor solutions that meet clients’ needs, while balancing the nuances and specific project contexts.

The Project: Vulcan Lakefront Projects

Project Description

The project, along Valley Street by Lake Union Park, calls for a total of around 787,000 square feet of office space and 370 apartments. On the middle block, Block 31, which is between Boren and Terry avenues north, Vulcan is planning a six-story office structure, and another six-story structure with an eight-story, 80-apartment tower above. The office space will total 309,000 square feet, and there will be some street-level retail. There will be open space, including a through-block pedestrian connection, which will connect Terry and Boren in the middle of the block. This street is partly a park, where pedestrians and bicyclists have priority over motorists. To the east, between Boren and Fairview avenues north, is where a 13-story building is planned (Block 25 West). The lower six stories of office will be topped by seven floors of apartments. A second office building to the east in the same block will be six stories tall (Block 25 East). Together this block will have 332,000 square feet of office and 70 apartments. The westernmost block (Block 37), between Westlake and Terry avenues north, will have a 16-story apartment building with 220 units and a six-story, 146,000-square-foot office building.

Scope of work

Corbis' scope of work for this project included working in the Architectural Building Shell and Core along with Interior Design for Common Areas (these were the main lobby, elevator lobby, corridor and washrooms). Our participation on the Schematic Design of this project included providing early technical modeling and documentation to assist with the development of the design intent and use as a basis for consultant design coordination, code and zoning analysis, constructability and early pricing analysis. All of this was prior to preparation of and furthering the design during Design Development. A Level of Design LOD 200 was utilized in order to model only the key design elements. This could be suitable for Fast Track or Design / Build projects where the requirement is to establish the geometry of the project. During the Design Development stage of work our team provided Revit / Auto-CAD generated technical drawings that described the design intent in more specific detail than Schematic Design; and to coordinate with the consultant team, technical consultants, and Third Party designers to assure the design intent is maintained during Tender and Construction Documents stage. A Level of Detail LOD 300 was utilized in order to model design elements. In the CD stage our team completed the Construction Documents based on the approved Detailed Design Development documents and updated the project budget. The Construction Documents set forth in detail the requirements for construction of the project. They included Drawings and Specifications that established in detail the quality levels of materials and systems required for the project. A LOD 300 model was utilized in order to model design elements.

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