Seattle Goodwill Industries – Job Training and Education Center

The headquarters building located on the prime corner of Dearborn and Rainer Avenue provides two levels of offices and event spaces and an entire floor of classrooms/computer rooms for job training and education. Structural system is steel framing with special concentric steel braced frames and tilt-up concrete shear walls. Unique to the design is a two-story shoring system that provided for the construction shoring and became the permanent foundations for the structure.

Sustainable features include a building footprint designed to maximize natural sunlight, LED lighting, HVAC system with automatic controls, low-flow water fixtures, cisterns utilizing recycled rainwater, permeable driveway to reduce runoff, use of 75 percent reduction of construction waste, recycled building materials, and repurposed materials from reclaimed wood.