Harborview Medical Center
Fairweather Masonry Company, Inc.
Architect: NBBJ Architecture
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
Suppliers: Mutual Materials Company
Owner: Harborview Medical Center
Wall System: Cavity Wall: Brick Veneer/Steel Stud
This 14 story, 450,000 square foot medical office building provides space for a number of key functions for King County, the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center. The ground floor of the building has an active street façade facing James Street with retail shops and a main lobby adjacent to Jefferson Street. The first floors include research labs, pathology labs, outpatient imaging, the King County Medical Examiners offices, and the King County Civil Commitment Courtroom.
The building’s exterior is a combination of classic “Harborview” brick at the base, punched window openings and Giallo granite columns at street level. A glass curtain wall along with metal panels, metal grilles and granite are woven together to enclose the tower, complimenting the entire Harborview campus.
The masonry consists of over 125,000 brick, just over 12,000 pieces of CMU, and 20,000 SF of Giallo granite.
Date of Project Completion: September 2009
2010 MIW Excellence Awards in Masonry
Photography by Honna Briggs Kimmerer