The Bullitt Center

Seattle, WA

 (© Ben Benschneider)© 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.