The Bullitt Center
© Ben BenschneiderCommercial / Institutional – Winner
Architect: Miller Hull Partnership
General Contractor: Schuchart Corporation
“The building itself is not only elegant but also warm and inviting – a difficult balance to pull off – and the use of wood is an essential part of that achievement.”
- 50,000 square-foot, six-story commercial structure that is built to last 250 years and is targeting Living Building certification.
- 100% of wood used in the Bullitt Center, which is Type-4, heavy timber construction, is FSC certified.
- Tallest Type-4 commercial building in Seattle built since the 1920s.
- FSC-certified glulams used as structural elements.
- Heavy timbers and 2x6 ceilings are the finished surfaces, forming the building aesthetic and visible to visitors and people passing by.
- Wood chosen to help define a Pacific Northwest regional vernacular for architecture.
- Seeking FSC Project Certification, which if successful would be the first for a commercial building in the US.