ZGF designed the 215,000 SF office building for state legislative agencies including the Washington State Patrol and Department of the Treasury. Delivered design/build, the high-performance building provides tenants with a modern workplace environment. The design acknowledges the prominence of the gateway site—between the historic State Capitol Campus and downtown Olympia—the history of ingenuity in Washington, and transparency of government. A nod toward the adjacent Olmsted Lawn is one of the overarching features of the design and the visual connection is carried from the front porch and entrance to the building, through the central atrium and up to the public access roof terrace with views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The design provides flexible, daylit workspaces anchored by shared conference and open-meeting areas in an active, collaborative, light-filled environment. The building will be LEED Platinum®, meeting ambitious energy-conservation targets with an EUI of 28.1/KBtu/sf/year, placing it in the top 1% of office buildings.

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