Projects : Redevelopment

Gaston Bay Building


Bellingham, WA

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Gaston Bay Development


Dave Christensen AIA LEED AP, Christensen Design Management


Geiger Engineers


Renovation of a 100-year old building which complied with LEED "Gold" Certification guidelines under the Core and Shell Rating system.


The Gaston Bay Building Project was a major renovation of a 100-year old building situated on the Bellingham Bay waterfront.  The 3-story, 25,000 s.f. space was renovated to comply with requirements for LEED "Gold" Certification under the Core and Shell (C&S) Rating System. 

The project focused on decreasing energy consumption through HVAC optimization, daylighting, and use of light selves.  Other highlights include use of pervious paving, captured rainwater and low-flow fixtures to reduce water consumption.  The building is a combination of conventional and heavy timber framing which was jacked off the old foundation and then set back down on a new foundation.  The walls and floor systems were then seismically upgraded.

Read a summary by Dave Christensen about the Gaston Bay LEED Construction project and view photos of the work.  In December 2013, David Christensen was awarded a Citation Award by the American Institute of Architects, NW Washington Chapter, for his design work on the Gaston Bay Building.  Congratulations David on a job well done! 

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