NAIOP’s 2018 Project Awards:

Each year, NAIOP’s Night of the Stars identifies outstanding real estate developments and activities in a variety of market types and the individuals who conceived of, took risks, sponsored, supported and made the projects happen. The awards aim to honor all who contributed to the successful commercial real estate market in this annual celebration of the industry. Projects are evaluated for impact on the community, market adaptability, ingenuity and local contributions. 

Here are the MacDonald-Miller project winners and finalists from this year:

Mixed-Use Development of the Year (WINNER):

Lincoln Square Expansion

At nearly 1.7 million square feet, Lincoln Square Expansion is one of the largest mixed-use projects in the Northwest, symbolizing Bellevue’s transformation into a vibrant, world-class city. It consists of a 41-story hotel/residential tower with cast-in-place reinforced concrete structure with post-tensioned slabs, and a 32-story office tower with steel frame with metal decks and concrete core. Other elements include a three-level retail podium and commons area, six-level below grade garage, and connecting tunnel skybridge.

Developer: Kemper Development
Architecture Firm: HKS Architects
General Contractor: GLY Construction
Engineering: Cary Kopczynski

Mixed-Use Development of the Year (Finalist):

Avalara Hawk Tower

Avalara Hawk Tower is a complex, transit-oriented development that successfully blends hotel, conference, retail and office uses. Visionary in its risk-taking, this project has leveraged creative financing and innovative construction methods to create highly viable solutions for all its stakeholders. In addition to highly successful homes for new businesses and tenants, it has infused new life to its immediate Pioneer Square neighborhood and is forging a new direction for Seattle development.

Developer: American Life Inc.
Architecture Firm: FREIHEIT Architecture
General Contractor: SODO Builders
Engineering: DCI Engineers
Broker Firm: CBRE

High Rise Residential DEVELOPMENT of the Year (WINNER):


Stratus raises the bar for five-star urban living with its hospitality-focused, timeless design. Sleek, slender and sculpted, this 396-unit, 440-foot, high-rise apartment tower climbs skyward from a 180 x 120-foot footprint. Through collaboration with the development and design team, its airy, lustrous design reflects the surrounding Pacific Northwest’s beauty inside and out while ample amenities span two full floors. Outside, Stratus offers a unique urban experience with its park integration achieved through collaboration with Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation.

Developer: GID Development Group
Architecture Firm: Weber Thompson
General Contractor: Sellen Construction
Engineering: Magnussen Klemencic Associates

Office Development of the Year (Finalist):

FAA Northwest Regional Headquarters (Des Moines Creek Business Park Phase 2)

The new FAA Northwest Regional Headquarters 300,560 gross square foot Class A office building consolidates federal tenants from four lease locations to a single building, and is leased to the GSA/FAA for a 20-year term. This project is the result of a successful public/private partnership that concluded a 9-year search by the GSA/FAA and a 25-year land redevelopment process by the Port of Seattle and the City of Des Moines.

Developer: Panattoni Development Company
Architecture Firm: CollinsWoerman
General Contractor: Abbot Construction
Engineering: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Broker Firm: CBRE

REDEVELOPMENT / RENOVATION of the Year (Finalist):

Maritime Building Seismic Upgrade and Renovation

Turner recently completed the seismic renovation for the 108-year-old existing shell and core of this historic, heavy timber building, and added two full levels and a additional half-level (approximately 55,000 square feet) of new office space atop the building as Type 1B construction. The project scope also included seismic upgrade of the entire building, installation of new elevators, new windows, and curtainwall, and reconstruction. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification.

Owner: Beacon Capital Partner
Architecture Firm: NBBJ
General Contractor: Turner Construction

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