Renovation of 100,000sf 'Big-box' Store Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership Gets
Underway To Provide City of Kirkland with New Public Safety Building.
Renovation of a former Costco Home Warehouse Store is moving forward, with a redesign by The Miller Hull Partnership
that will transform a large warehouse store into a vital and inviting public safety services building. "It was an
energizing design challenge to work with an existing structure of a type not generally thought to have much character
or a long-shelf life, and to demonstrate the ongoing value of these buildings when repurposed in creative and functional
ways," says Katie Popolow, project architect, Miller Hull. "And in designing specifically to accommodate public safety
services, the daunting size of the building required us to balance openness with security, as well as to express the
serious nature of the building's function and the core values of the community through architecture."
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The Bullitt Center–'The Greenest Office Building in the World' Opening on Earth Day –
Heralds A New Era of High-Performance Building Design.
The Bullitt Center, the first urban building of its kind and commonly regarded as ‘the greenest office building
in the world’, not only represents the level of sustainability possible in a city setting, it signifies a shift in the actual
process of how buildings are designed and demonstrates the range of opportunities for inventiveness and creativity that are
possible when integrated design teams target aggressive efficiency goals.
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The Miller Hull Partnership Selected by U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings
Operations for Worldwide New Construction Design Services.
The Miller Hull Partnership has been
selected by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
for international design work under the Design Excellence Initiative. From an initial pool of 88 applicants and short list
of 11 architecture/engineering firms, Miller Hull advanced to a final round of presentations and interviews in Washington, D.C.,
and joins just four other firms chosen under the OBO's Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide New Construction
Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Design Services solicitation. The five year contract offers unspecified diplmatic design
opportunities worldwide that may include embassies and consulate facilities.
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Global Learning and the Arts Building at Cascadia Community College Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership
Awarded LEED® Platinum Certification
The Center for Global Learning (GLA) and Arts Building
Community College, in Bothell, Wash., has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification, the highest level of certification recognized
by the U.S. Green Building Council. The 54,000sf GLA promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and serves as a campus
gateway and quad. Building design is the result of a collaborative process of the entire project team committed to
exceed the State of Washington mandate of LEED Silver certification. Sustainable strategies include rainwater collection
system for flushing toilets, green roof gardens and a photovoltaic array slated for installation in spring 2013.
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Miller Hull Designing Mixed-Use Building at Pike Place Market
The first new building added to the Pike Place Market Historical District in almost a decade, the anticipated
$40 million project–referred to as PC-N1–eliminates an existing surface parking lot to provide low-income and
senior residential, commercial/retail, office space and replacement parking in a new building built into the
hillside on the west side of Western Avenue directly below Pike Place Market. Given its location, the project
location will be a critical connection point to the new Seattle waterfront plan currently being developed by
landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations
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Hands On Children's Museum Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership Opens in Olympia
A nationally-recognized institution in its 25th year, the HOCM stimulates curiosity, creativity and learning through fun,
interactive exhibits, events and programs for children, families and school groups. Part of a multi-million dollar mixed-use
waterfront revitalization that already includes the LOTT Clean Water Alliance Building across a new public plaza. The move
to a larger facility will enable the museum to welcome a projected 250,000 individuals each year. As HOCM draws from the
cultural and natural history of the region as the basis for its activities, a recognizable and favorite feature marking
the museum entrance is the iconic wood water tower reminiscent of a historic Northwest working waterfront.
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The Miller Hull Partnership, in association with space2place, has been selected to lead the Architectural & Community Integration Team during
the Project Definition Phase for the new $400CAD million Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant
, in Vancouver, B.C.
The new plant – which will serve citizens in the North Shore municipalities of North Vancouver – will be located approximately 2km east of
the existing treatment plant which is located under the iconic Lions Gate bridge. The current facility has provided a primary level of treatment
for the past 50 years and was recently mandated for upgrade to secondary treatment plant standards by 2020, as directed by Metro Vancouver.
The Project Definition Report will be complete in December 2013, with the design and construction scheduled to take place from 2014-2019.
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Legacy Building Services, SGPA Architecture and Planning and The Miller Hull Partnership Collaborate To Design New
Cafeteria/Bookstore For Mesa College, San Diego.
The anchor for a new campus Quad provides students and faculty with flexible space that adapts to changing needs.
“This is much more than a well-designed, functional structure,” said Dr. Pamela Luster, President of Mesa College.
“As a key piece of our new Campus Quad, it will bring synergy to the campus, creating a nexus joining teaching
and learning with student engagement.”
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The Miller Hull Partnership and Mortenson Construction Use Integrated Design Process to Speed
Completion of Updates to Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington.
Renovation of the 1970's era library is designed to better serve today’s undergraduate students with increased
building efficiency, expanded and improved individual and group study spaces, as well as new, innovative
classrooms. Fast-tracked updates to the 1970’s era library also include a reconfigured center atrium with
skylight and more open space. Working with the University of Washington Capital Projects Office, the team
utilized integrated project delivery processes and methods for a compressed design process and construction
timeline that is more than a year less than typical design-bid-build or GC/CM delivery methods.
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Vancouver Community Library
, in Vancouver, Washington, designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, has been
awarded LEED® Gold Certification as established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“We’ve seen over the past year what a wonderful addition to the Vancouver community the new main library is, receiving LEED certification
is a wonderful affirmation of our commitment to contribute to the development of a healthy community with the design, construction and
operation of this important public facility.” - Patty Duitman, interim executive director of Fort Vancouver Regional Library District.
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New City of Seattle South Transfer Station Provides Updated Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services.
Miller Hull served as the Architectural Design Lead on the Mortenson/URS Design-Build project team for the new
$42 million state-of-the-art project which replaces an outmoded transfer station built in 1964 and offers
141,000 sf of structures that include: 98,000 sf. Transfer Facility with tipping floor for sorting and pushing
debris to compactors and trailers below. Five 50' scales with associated scale houses and three pay booths.
Administration building housing administrative offices and crew support facilities. Second floor viewing room for
tour groups and individuals to safely observe sorting activity and vehicle maintenance and refueling area.
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Metro Parks Tacoma STAR Center Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership Showcases Sustainable Design
The new STAR Center provides an engaging new community gathering place with versatile and diverse
amenities for residents of South Tacoma and neighboring communities. In keeping with Metro Parks’
commitment to creating healthy communities and support for environmental stewardship, the center is
designed to exceed LEED Silver standards using sustainable design strategies--both inside and out.
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The Bullitt Center and LOTT Clean Water Alliance Win AIA Seattle 'What Makes it Green' Awards
Miller Hull Partnership has received two sustainably-oriented design awards from the Seattle Chapter of the
American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its design work on The Bullitt Center, Seattle, Wash. and the
LOTT Clean Water Alliance Regional Services Center, Olympia, Wash.
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Miller Hull Partnership-Designed Vancouver Community Library Opens
The Vancouver Community Library in Vancouver, Washington recently opened to the public. With an almost 200-foot long, four-story atrium welcoming visitors to this new civic gathering
space, the light-filled space features a sculptural concrete stair uniting the library’s five floors. A 50-foot high “Knowledge Wall” installation symbolizes the collection of information
and ideas in the building.
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The Miller Hull Partnership Opens San Diego Office
The award-winning design firm, The Miller Hull Partnership, has opened an office in San Diego to better serve its existing clients. Miller Hull has been working in San Diego for
seven years, and has a number of projects currently under way. These include the renovation of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, the busiest border crossing in the world (Phase
1 in construction), and the University of California San Diego Structural & Nano Materials Engineering building also in construction. Furthermore, the firm designed the Wharf at Point
Loma Marina, a mixed-use retail and commercial building that is currently open and located in Shelter Island's America's Cup Harbor and Pier 32 Marina on San Diego Bay in National
City. The firm is currently working with a private marina client on a feasibility study.
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Epiphany School Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Designed by the Miller Hull Partnership, the Epiphany School was recently awarded LEED Gold certification. Epiphany includes photovoltaic panels, a green roof, a sustainable
land management plan, and high-efficiency radiant floor heating. Natural ventilation is provided from operable windows and each classroom has a chimney or shaft topped with
two solar-powered fans. When the temperature in the room reaches a certain level, a louver to the chimney opens. The fans then help draw warm air out of the room through the
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Miller Hull Partnership-Designed New LOTT Regional Services Center Obtains LEED Platinum Certification
LOTT (which stands for the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater and Thurston County) Clean Water Alliance's new Regional Services Center in Olympia, Washington, just
received LEED Platinum certification. The design challenge for the project included renovating the existing administrative and laboratory building, and the creation of
a new four-story Regional Services Center to house administrative offices, an emergency operations center, and boardroom, and an education center with interpretive exhibits
and a classroom. The education center is known as the “WET (Water Education and Technology) Science Center.”
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Miller Hull-Designed Northwest Maritime Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification
As a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and preserving a rich maritime heritage, on-the-water programs, and nurturing the art and craft of wooden boats, the maritime center was
designed not only to protect but to actually improve and restore the waters of the Puget Sound. From energy use reduction to habitat restoration and material selection–all aspects of sustainability
were considered by the client and the design team.
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Miller Hull-Designed Safari Drive Condominiums Wins National Honors
Safari Drive Condominiums in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently took home top honors at this year's Builder's Choice Awards. Winning the "Project of the Year" and the award
for "Condos-for Sale Grand," the project counters the forces of sprawl by demonstrating just how much one can fit, comfortably and desirably, on a plot of land measuring
less than five acres. Furthermore, the development differentiates itself by its innovative and varied unit plan configurations.
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The Miller Hull Partnership Unveils New Designs for San Ysidro U.S. Land Port of Entry
Busiest land port in the world will also be greenest border crossing with targeted LEED Platinum certification and net zero energy for all occupied buildings.
The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry is designed to be the port of the future, not only operationally, but also in terms of high-performance buildings. All three phases
of the project are targeted to achieve LEED Platinum certification due to energy efficiency, water conservation strategies, and an integrated design process.
Most notably is the potential of achieving net zero energy in all the occupied spaces the buildings (on a net annualized basis, the buildings will provide as much power as they
consume), the first facility open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to achieve this in the United States.
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Miller Hull Partnership-Designed New LOTT Building Opens
Wastewater treatment plant provides Class A reclaimed water to the community and communicates importance of water preservation through its new interpretive center.
Olympia, Washington: August, 2010 — While most wastewater treatment plants around the country are separated from their communities
by a chain link fence, the LOTT Clean Water Alliance’s new Regional Services Center in Olympia, Washington, will actively engage the public.
Designed by the award‐winning architectural firm, The Miller Hull Partnership, the project is on target for LEED Platinum certification, and also
includes the “WET Center” (Water Educational and Technology Center), with an exhibit gallery and classroom.
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