Mithun Projects Selected as Finalists for NAIOP Night of the Stars Awards

Date Posted: 09.22.2015

NAIOP has announced that two Mithun projects were selected as finalists for NAIOP’s 2015 Night of the Stars Awards Program, which recognizes outstanding developments from around the Northwest for their impact on community, market adaptability, ingenuity and local contributions. 1101 Second Avenue was selected in the Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year category, while Navos Behavioral Care Center for Children, Youth and Families was selected in the Community Impact of the Year category. Winners will be announced at the annual gala on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency.

The renovation of 1101 Second Avenue in the West Edge district of downtown Seattle challenged Mithun to design a safe, attractive workplace while preserving its unique architectural heritage. The renovation highlights and accentuates the structural framework of the 80,000 square-foot building originally designed by Paul Thiry, maintaining the openness and flexibility of the column-free space through strategic placement of shear walls and exterior modifications. Aiming for LEED Platinum certification, the renovation included a complete envelope and mechanical system overhaul. Careful selection of materials and the introduction of operable windows improves indoor air quality, allowing tenants to have greater control of their work spaces. 1101 Second Avenue is a model renovation for the 21st century—a space reinvented without losing its unique characteristics of a mid-century modern building.

Located on the shores of Lake Burien, the Navos Behavioral Care Center for Children, Youth and Families offers vulnerable youth and families a welcoming, safe, therapeutic camp-like environment that supports long-term inpatient and outpatient health care. The project includes six new Youth Residential Cottages for 30 children and teens in long-term treatment programs; a new Outpatient Building offering therapy, treatment and support groups, as well as primary care physician services; and Independence Bridge, a housing complex for young adults transitioning out of foster care.

The serene atmosphere is strengthened by the interweaving of landscape and buildings, encouraging the immersion of children in nature. A variety of gardens and gathering areas are integrated throughout the campus to accommodate social programs and activities. Reflecting the character of the site, the landscape design creates a sanctuary, transitioning from buffered enclosure to expansive lakeside.

The design of this new campus integrates and expands the services provided by Navos, furthering their mission to create a ‘healthy community’ for 11,000 low-income children, youth and adults Navos serves each year.