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GLY is proud to be ENR Northwest's 2016 Contractor of the Year. Technical + practical expertise, philosophy of solid customer service, community building and problem solving are just a few pieces of the company's equation for success. 

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04.17.2017 Seattle Chamber: Bright Green in an Emerald City
Several Seattle Metro Chamber members demonstrate how reducing pollution and advancing clean energy are wins for the planet and for a business’s bottom line. GLY and Nordstrom are featured in regards to offsetting company emissions by planting trees. more >

03.31.2017 PSBJ: Sneak Peak: Bellevue's New Wild Ginger
Recently completed by GLY, the new, smaller Wild Ginger restaurant is set to open in its new home as part of the Lincoln Square Expansion. The current Bellevue location at The Bravern will close April 1 and the new location is expected to open April 9 or 10. more >

03.28.2017 The Registry: $1 Billion LSE is Almost Fully Leased
Kemper Development's Jim Melby and GLY's Ted Herb shared the latest on the Lincoln Square Expansion at the March BDA Breakfast. While Jim spoke about all the buzz around the project and its tenants, Ted spoke on the sustainable aspects of the project, aiming to reduce waste and work more efficiently. more >

03.28.2017 DTB Network: LSE Construction + Retail Details Discussed
Kemper Development Company’s Jim Melby and GLY's Ted Herb spoke at the Bellevue Downtown Association’s monthly breakfast meeting. The topic was building Lincoln Square Expansion, one of the largest private development projects in Bellevue’s history.
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03.08.2017 Studio 216: The Future of VR - Ep1
Boaz Ashkenazy interviews Cody Lodi [Weber Thompsons], Heather Skeehan and Adam Cisler [GLY] a few questions related to VR AR and MR execution inside their firms along with overall trends they perceive in the architecture and construction space. more >

03.08.2017 DJC: SAAS Starts $48M Middle School
The SAAS CUB will break ground this week and open in the Fall of next year. The five-story, 74,300 SF middle school will include a rooftop playfield, a new gym, and one grade level occupying each floor within the building, with classrooms organized around flexible community learning spaces. more >

03.08.2017 PSBJ: Allen Institute Among 'Best of the Best' in the US
Two Northwest real estate developments [Google's new office in Kirkland and the Allen Institute in Seattle] are among 20 winners in ENR magazine's "Best of the Best" winners. more >

02.27.2017 DJC: Project of the Week: Hines 800 Fifth
The Hines 800 Fifth Lobby Renovation is featured as Project of the Week in the DJC. The $46 million project included relocating 24-foot curtain walls, upgrading the bathrooms and elevator cars and a new structural pinned glazing system from England. more >

02.07.2017 DJC: Artwork Fits Right in with Brain Institute
Seattle-based Studio SC designed the public artwork called Pathways – recently installed on the exterior of the Allen Institute in Seattle. The 150-foot-long, exterior light box with color changing LEDs alludes to how our brains work and the institute's big science approach to brain research. more >

02.17.2017 Bellevue Reporter: Library Finds New Home at Jubilee REACH
Jubilee REACH broke ground this week on a new Japanese library on their campus. Fundraising events yielded about two-thirds of the cost yet the goal was thousands of dollars out of reach. Then GLY stepped up with an offer of labor and materials. more >

01.27.2017 ENR: Judges Pick Winners for Best of the Best Projects Competition
After receiving regional recognition as ENR's Best Higher Education/Research Project, the Allen Institute moved on to the National level of competition and was chosen as the Best of the Best in its category. Project of the Year will be announced in the March 3 issue of ENR. more >

01.27.2017 TheRegistry: 450 Alaskan is Set for Occupancy in Fourth Quarter
Set to open for business in the fourth quarter of this year, the eight-story, 168,000 square foot Class A office building will be LEED Gold certified and include a 3,800 square foot rooftop amenity center and deck, equipped with a conference room. more >

01.25.2017 PSBJ: Sneak Peek: KidsQuest Children's Museum Opens Soon
The interactive children’s museum closed almost two months ago in Factoria after outgrowing the space over its 11-year lifespan. The grand opening for its new location is set for January 31. President and CEO Putter Bert projects to serve 250,000 visitors a year. more >

01.24.2017 PSBJ: Seattle Office Tower's Ready for its Closeup
The 800 Fifth Avenue renovation [designed by LMN Architects] expanded the lobby by more than a third, updated all of the bathrooms throughout the tower and upgraded the elevator cars – giving guests and tenants a brighter and sleeker gathering space. more >

01.04.2017 GLY 2017 Safety Coloring Contest Calendar
Congratulations to the 2017 Safety Coloring Contest Calendar winners! We received 47 entries this year, making it hard to choose only 14 winners! Thank you to everyone who participated. If you'd like to get your hands on one of the calendars, please contact! more >