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$88.7 million Seattle-area high school contract award

$88.7 million Seattle-area high school contract award

We have signed an $88.7 million contract with existing client Tahoma School District to build the 325,000-square-foot, 2,400-student Tahoma High School and Regional Learning Center in Maple Valley, Wash.

Improving how we build sustainably

Improving how we build sustainably

Seattle’s Stacy Smedley is not only a preconstruction manager, but she also leads highly sustainable projects in Washington state and supports Skanska’s national deep green initiatives and projects. In this Seattle Times profile, read about how she combines her loves for the natural environment and the built environment in her Skanska work.

Seattle office named one of region’s top corporate philanthropists

Seattle office named one of region’s top corporate philanthropists

The Puget Sound Business Journal ranked Skanska sixth out of 25 mid-sized companies – revenue of up to $500 million – in terms of philanthropy. Even better, we were the highest-ranked construction firm on the list!

On our blog: How the tech industry is inspiring our Seattle development team

On our blog: How the tech industry is inspiring our Seattle development team

Typically, hackathons bring tech developers together to “hack” a piece of code or software to make it better. Inspired by the energy and creativity of this process, our Seattle Commercial Development team created their own version of the hackathon – a design hackathon – as a better way to select the architect for our latest Seattle development project, a tower called 2&U. In this post, Executive Vice President Lisa Picard shares how the design hackathon came to be.

We’ve sold our first Seattle development project

We’ve sold our first Seattle development project

Skanska has sold Stone34, our first Seattle commercial development project, to a joint venture between Unico Properties and the Laird Norton Company for approximately $70 million. Also, our second Seattle development project is now half leased, thanks to a recent deal.

Expanding our Boeing presence

Expanding our Boeing presence

We have signed an $82 million contract with Boeing to build their Commercial Airplane Decorative Paint Facility in Charleston, S.C., extending our service to this premier client for which we have a long relationship with in the Seattle area.

USA Commercial Development wins major real estate awards

USA Commercial Development wins major real estate awards

USA Commercial Development’s Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C., offices won major awards in November from the local chapters of NAIOP, a commercial real estate development organization.

Commercial Development plans Seattle tower that would be among its largest projects

Commercial Development plans Seattle tower that would be among its largest projects

In an area where Seattle’s central business district and waterfront and cultural areas intersect, USA Commercial Development plans a roughly 725,000-square-foot tower that could soar some 40 stories. The project, called 2&U, is intended to be a true Pacific Northwest building with a ground floor that maximizes outdoor connections, but how the architect was selected may be even more forward-thinking than its design.

Bloomberg Businessweek recognizes Lisa Picard as a woman shaping Seattle

Bloomberg Businessweek recognizes Lisa Picard as a woman shaping Seattle

Lisa Picard, USA Commercial Development executive vice president in Seattle, shares her thoughts with Bloomberg Businessweek magazine on the type of real estate needed to keep fueling Seattle’s building boom. At the top of her list are collaborative and creative spaces to support Seattle’s knowledge-based companies, and that Skanska and other developers need diverse workforces to provide that. Click below to read the article and watch the accompany video.

New York Times features Seattle’s Stone34

New York Times features Seattle’s Stone34

In our second major media highlight from last week, The New York Times profiled the Stone34 project in Seattle that Skanska developed and built to be the corporate headquarters of Brooks Sports, the running shoe and apparel company. Among the ways Stone34 is intended to help Brooks connect with its customer, the runner, is by being located along a major running and cycling trail and by being designed to be highly energy efficient – there’s even a lobby sculpture that moves to indicate how efficiently the building is operating.