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12.18.2014 Seattle Magazine: New Public Art in South Lake Union
Seattle magazine features the beautiful public art, "There Is Another Sky," a glass ceiling four stories up between two Amazon buildings recently built by GLY. more >

12.15.2014 425Business: Office Envy - GLY Construction
GLY's main office in Bellevue was the subject of 425Business magazine's "Office Envy" feature story. Take a peek inside our home base. more >

12.08.2014 Seattle Times: Paul Allen gives $100M for Cell Institute
The Microsoft co-founder announced a $100 million, five-year grant to establish the Allen Institute for Cell Science. The non profit will be housed in the Allen Institute Building, currently under construction in SLU. more >

12.08.2014 Allen Institute for Cell Science Revealed
Paul G. Allen is giving $100 Million to create a Cell Science Institute, which will be housed in the new Allen Institute building located in South Lake Union along with the Allen Institute for Brain Science. more >

12.04.2014 Bothell Bridge: City Hall Construction Update
Bothell city newsletter features progress on the city's master plan, plus a construction update on the new city hall being developed by City Investors Development, designed by Miller Hull and built by GLY. more >

11.10.2014 DJC: Winners at NAIOP Night of the Stars
The region's best projects were honored at the Annual NAIOP Night of the Stars Banquet. GLY was connected to multiple finalist projects, including winner for Office Redevelopment of the Year, the Skyline Tower. more >

11.06.2014 GLY: Accountability for Generations to Come
GLY's October eNews focuses on the importance of supporting healthy communities and robust natural systems – the two things our economy depends upon for success. more >

11.03.2014 DJC: Western Building Offices Fully Leased
Chef Software has joined Artefact as a tenant in the rejuvenated Western Building in Pioneer Square. GLY was the contractor for the complex seismic and structural renovation of the building. more >

10.17.2014 DJC: Kemper to Renovate J.C. Penney Space
Kemper Development Company is planning to remodel the J.C. Penney space in Bellevue Square to create several smaller retail spaces, called South Common Shops. more >

10.07.2014 GLY: Quality Means People Matter Most
Intellectual curiosity, integrated approaches and thoughtfully applied technology all contribute to a more successful building. BUT, the highest quality is achieved only when people care deeply about their work. more >

09.30.2014 Redmond Reporter: Emerald Heights Opens Trailside
On September 23, Emerald Heights officially opened its doors to its newest addition, Trailside, a 43-unit independent living apartment building. more >

09.25.2014 PSBJ: Vulcan Converts Dark Alley to Work of Art
Vulcan unveiled a new art installation by Spencer Finch, marking the completion of Block 44, the sixth phase of's headquarters. "There is Another Sky" resembles a forest canopy and features 100 "fireflies" throughout the exhibit. more >

09.24.2014 Discover South Lake Union: There is Another Sky
Artwork by Spencer Finch enhances the outdoor courtyard at Block 44, the latest addition to SLU's Amazon campus. The glass canopy mimics a forest canopy, providing an oasis of relaxation and reflection for those using the courtyard. more >

09.22.2014 DJC: Vulcan Plans 2 More SLU Towers
Vulcan Real Estate is planning two more towers in SLU, a 23-story apartment building and a 12-story office building. NBBJ and GLY are assigned to the office tower portion of the project. more >

09.09.2014 Bellevue Reporter: King Named President of BCF
Dale King, GLY Vice President and leader of the ISP division, has been named president of the Bellevue College Foundation board for the 2014-2015 school year. Dale has been on the board for nine years and served a previous term as president in 2010. more >

09.05.2014 GLY: Re-imagine Delivery + Create Better Outcomes
Re-imagining delivery starts with creative thinking by the team. Our integrated approach seeks out the best available information and tools, and

09.04.2014 Bothell/Kenmore Reporter: City Hall Groundbreaking
Politicians, residents, city workers, and the development and project team were all on hand to celebrate as Bothell broke ground on their new city hall after 10 years of planning. more >

09.01.2014 Bellevue Schools Foundation Names Bill DeJarlais
After six years of dedicated service, five of them on the board, GLY principal Bill DeJarlais has been named President of the Bellevue Schools Foundation for a one-year term. Bill's previous posts include Secretary and President-Elect. more >

08.20.2014 BioMed Realty Breaks Ground at 500 Fairview
BiodMed Realty officially broke ground on a new 122,000 state-of-the-art Life Science Hub, with company execs, representatives of city government and project team members gathered to celebrate. more >

08.19.2014 DJC: Groundbreaking Set for Bothell City Hall
Groundbreaking for the new Bothell City Hall has been set for September 3. Utility work began earlier this summer for the 55,000 square foot facility . more >

08.08.2014 Dream for STREAM: Laying the Foundation
At the SAAS STREAM Building groundbreaking, donors, trustees, and committee members wrote down thoughts and wishes for the new facility. These cards were spread throughout the site and embedded into the foundation during August concrete pours. more >

08.06.2014 DJC: BioMed Realty Ready to Start Fairview Complex
GLY will begin construction soon on BioMed Realty's new 123,000 square foot research complex in South Lake Union. more >

08.05.2014 Allen Institute for Brain Science: July Progress
GLY is working hard and fast on South Lake Union's Allen Institute for Brain Science. Grasp how quickly in seven seconds of time lapse progress. more >

08.05.2014 PSBJ: BioMed Realty's Lab Space Going Up in SLU
GLY has begun construction on BioMed Realty's new lab/office building at 500 Fairview Avenue North. Biotech company Novo Nordisk has agreed to lease one floor, with an option on another. more >

07.28.2014 GLY eNews: To Explore. To Grow. To Evolve.
It's the time, the place, the moment...To Explore. To Learn. To Evolve Together. At GLY, progress comes from the mindest of constant intellectual inquiry, a desire to learn new and better skills and to share them. more >

07.23.2014 DJC: Fall Finish for Redmond Senior Apartments
GLY crews are putting in balconies at Trailside as the 43-unit apartment building nears its fall finish at the Emerald Heights campus in Redmond. The $28 million addition is the final phase of a $60 million update. more >

07.03.2014 King County: Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention
GLY is proud to be among 97 local companies honored by King County for best practices in waste reduction and recycling. more >

06.27.2014 PSBJ: Top 100 Private Companies
In PSBJ's annual list, GLY tapped in at #38 in the state's largest privately owned companies, based on 2013 earnings. more >

07.28.2014 Bellevue Reporter: BAM's Arful Evening a Great Success
Eastside art lovers raised $660k for the Bellevue Art Museum and honored GLY's Anne Kilcup and retired CEO Lee Kilcup for dedicated volunteerism. more >

06.24.2014 GLY eCard: It's the Time, the Place, the Moment
GLY celebrates the growth and vitality of the Puget Sound region. more >

06.18.2014 ENR: Top 100 CM-at-Risk Firms
GLY was named among the nation's Top 100 Construction Management-at-Risk firms by Engineering News Record. It is noteworthy to place among the nation's top firms, especially for a strictly regional company. more >

07.23.2014 DJC: Fall Finish for Redmond Sr. Apartments
GLY is on track for fall completion of the Emerald Heights Trailside Apartments, the final phase of the senior living community's master plan. more >

06.17.2014 PSBJ: GLY Among Washington's 85 Best Workplaces
GLY Is among 85 finalist companies announced as PSBJ's 2014 Washington's Best Workplaces. Finalists were selected from 300 nominations after employee surveys indicated the highest scoring companies. Congratulations to all 85 companies! Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in August. more >

06.16.2014 DJC: Vulcan to Start Bothell City Hall
After several years of delay, Vulcan will start construction on Bothell City Hall in July. Miller Hull and GLY comprise the design/construction team.

06.11.2014 The Seattle Times: Preserving Holocaust Stories
The Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center unveiled its plan for the first Holocaust museum in the Pacific Northwest. GLY is the GC for the 6,000 square foot museum, scheduled to open in January 2015. more >

06.11.2014 Business Wire: KDC Breaks Ground Early
Kemper Development broke ground one month early on their two million square foot expansion of The Bellevue Collection. more >

06.11.2014 Bellevue Reporter: Lincoln Square Expansion is a Go
A ceremonial groundbreaking on 6.11.14 marked the beginning of the $1.2 Lincoln Square Expansion, which will include an office tower, hotel and high rise apartments. more >

06.10.2014 Puget Sound Biz Talk: Kemper Starts Wednesday
Kemper Development will formally break ground Wednesday on the massive expansion of its Bellevue Collection. The ceremony just south of the Bellevue Art Museum is happening a month earlier than planned. more >

06.10.2014 Bellevue Reporter: Kemper Talks Expansion
Kemper Freeman announces tomorrow's groundbreaking for the $1.2 billion Bellevue Collection Expansion.

05.23.2014 Stewardship Messenger: New Salmon-Safe Leaders
GLY and Lease Crutcher Lewis joined the Salmon Safe program, by exemplifying exceptional performance in managing stormwater runoff and sedimentation control on their construction sites. We like this quote: "At GLY sites in SLU, we observed more mud on the job office carpets than on the construction sites!" more >

05.20.2014 DJC: A Look at Vulcan Plans for SLU
Vulcan's 5.2 million square feet of space in SLU is just the beginning. Here's what's in store for the next phase of development. more >

05.20.2014 DJC: What's Ahead for SLU?
Lots of housing, retail and office to come in South Lake Union. more >

05.16.2014 PSBJ: Four New Towers for DT Bellevue
In the next three years, Kemper Development Co. will add four highrise buildings that will expand its Bellevue Collection by 50 percent. more >

05.12.2014 DJC: Lincoln Square 2 Begins Construction in July
Kemper Development announced the expansion of Lincoln Square, Phase 2, will break ground on July 18. GLY has begun utility work for the project, which includes two highrise towers of office, hotel and apartment development. more >

05.12.2014 PSBJ: Bellevue Way Closed For Weeks, Not Months
Kemper says utility work on the Lincoln Square Expansion has been trimmed to weeks rather than months, to lessen closure impacts to Bellevue Way for drivers and pedestrians. GLY has five crews working around the clock to accommodate the accelerated schedule. more >

05.09.2014 PSBJ: Bellevue Collection Expansion
Kemper Freeman talked about financing and other aspects of the $1.2 billion project, including precautions to be taken during underground parking excavation to ensure that Bellevue Way remains stable. more >

05.06.2014 DJC: Rowley to Start Hotel in Issaquah on June 26
Construction on the Homewood Suites by Hilton will begin on June 26 and is expected to open by summer 2015. The eight-story, 123-room hotel is part of a development agreement between the city and Rowley Properties. more >

04.22.2014 GLY Releases Annual Sustainability Report
In honor of Earth Day, GLY released a poster version of our 2013 Sustainability Report to our office and jobsites. The poster tracks the highlights of our successes in stewardship in an accessible, graphic format and provides incentive for further innovation.

04.22.2014 Dept. of Education: Bertschi a Green Ribbon School
Bertschi School was honored as a Green Ribbon School by the US Dept. of Education, citing exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs. GLY built Bertschi's gym and art wing, Seattle's first LEED Gold private school. Recently Skanska built the Science Wing, Washington's first certified "Living Building." Both projects incorporated best available sustainability practices of the time. more >

03.28.2014 DJC: Vulcan Eyes Two More SLU Towers
Vulcan Real Estate is in early stages of planning for two towers on the block bounded by Denny Way and John Street and Westlake and Ninth avenues north, which would require relocating the South Lake Union Discovery Center. The Discovery Center was designed by The Miller Hill Partnership and built by GLY in a modular style so it can be separated into four pieces and moved. more >

03.07.2014 A-P Hurd headlines Women in Construction Forum
A highly successful first effort, the Women in Construction Forum jointly sponsored by NAWIC and GLY celebrated NAWIC week, International Women’s Day and the women in our industry. One of our exceptional presenters, Kathleen 0'Brien, posted a recap on her EMERGE Leadership blog. more >

02.12.2014 DJC: GC Execs Talk Industry Changes
In a snapshot of today's construction industry, GLY's Mark Kane and Skanska's Chris Toher discussed change within their companies and industry. Both executive VPs addressed innovations driving delivery in the marketplace. more >

02.10.2014 DJC: Bell Square Expansion To Have Two Highrises
The design of Kemper's Bellevue Place expansion has changed to accommodate two 17-story towers over a retail podium. more >

02.03.2014 Yahoo: Pineapples are Growing Out of Microsoft's Walls
Microsoft's B44 newly renovated office has quite a few unique features including a 35' living wall - complete with pineapples - and a bright blue spiral staircase. GLY worked with ZGF Architects to deliver a fun and inviting space for this most recent WPA project. more >

01.31.2014 Jim Karambelas 2014: Moving Forward Together
GLY CEO Jim Karambelas touched on themes of collective wisdom, accelerating change and purposeful leadership in his annual message to our clients, colleagues and friends. more >

01.28.2014 GLY Achieves Salmon-Safe Accreditation
GLY has achieved Salmon-Safe Accreditation for large-scale construction management, the only accreditation awarded to a construction firm without conditions. Salmon-Safe site management practices focus on water quality and zero sediment runoff. more >

01.27.2014 DJC: June Start for Seattle Academy's STREAM Building
Science, technology, robotics, engineering and math will be taught in Seattle Academy's $22M STREAM Building. GLY is currently scheduled to begin construction on the Capitol Hill campus in June. more >