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The Bullitt Center
Project Type:
Office Building
Project Location:
1501 East Madison Street
Seattle, Washington 98122
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Biophilic Design:
Water | Air | Natural Ventilation | Natural Materials | Views and Vistas
Light + Space:
Natural Light | Light and Shadow | Spaciousness
Awards and Acknowledgements:
AIA Committee on the Environment:
2015 Top Ten
International Living Future Institute:
2015 Living Building Challenge (Full Living)
2015 Net Zero Energy Building
Design Features:
Photovoltaics, Net-Zero, Composting Toilets
Project Summary:
The Bullitt Center is a prototype high performance urban office building, conceived of as a replicable model of a commercially-viable structure with essentially no environmental footprint. Conceived of by the environmentally-minded Bullitt Foundation–this self-sustaining six-story 52,000sf office building is the first commercial structure to pursue the rigorous requirements of the Living Building Challenge, and is designed as a 'living' organism using only as much water and energy as it takes in.

Performance metrics drove building design, rather than metaphor—with every design and material decision evaluated for its contribution to the ultimate goal of net zero energy, water, and waste, as well creation of a beautiful and healthy workplace connected to its surroundings. The integrated design team identified imaginative ways to express the building's core functions and to celebrate regional context and climate conditions through materials and features, as well as to facilitate and influence efficient occupant workplace behavior through compelling design strategies. A new paradigm for design, the building serves as a living laboratory for high-performance architecture and sustainability education seeking to influence the way society views the relationship of a building to its environment.

(Source: AIA COTE 2015)
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