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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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12.08.2016 ENR NW: Allen Institute: Project of the Year
For achieving the promise of a collaborative concept, overcoming dewatering and structural challenges, and preserving a historical site, judges selected the Allen Institute as ENR Northwest’s Project of the Year and also Best Project in the higher education/research category. more >

12.21.2016 PSBJ: Kemper Freeman: LSE Readies for 2017 Rollout
Kemper Development Company’s 1.5 million-square-foot expansion of Lincoln Square, at a cost of $1.2 billion, is on time and on budget. New corporate tenants and restaurants will start to open as early as mid-January 2017. more >

12.16.2016 Happy Holidays from your friends at GLY
This holiday season, we're reminded that the connection of community is essential, and that our differences should serve to strengthen us rather than divide us. This year, we thank each and every one of you for your contributions to making our community one to be proud of. more >

12.15.2016 SAAS Rising: Fly-Through the Future Cardinal Union Building
In March 2017, GLY will break ground on the SAAS Cardinal Union Building. The fly-through video of the CUB from LMN Architects gives a glimpse inside the future permanent home of the SAAS Middle School, as well as a look at the second gym, and rooftop playfield. more >

11.10.2016 DJC: 2016 Excellence in Masonry Awards
The Masonry Institute of Washington celebrated 15 projects at its Excellence in Masonry Design Awards banquet. The Ford and Pacific McKay Building reconstruction earned the top award for Modernization + Restoration as well as the Design Integrity Award. Nordstrom Seattle Exterior Renovation won the Honor Award: Stone, Tile, Terrazzo + Granite. more >

11.07.2016 The Registry: Saving a Seattle Gem: Ford + Pacific McKay Building
This is the story of how we reimagined preserving a piece of Seattle history, and used advanced technology tools and the collaborative brain power of architect, historical preservationist, and builder to breathe new life into it. more >

11.06.2016 NAIOP Blog: Congratulations 2016 Night of the Stars Winners!
NAIOP WA honored this year's crop of outstanding real estate developments and activities in a variety of market types and the individuals who conceived of, took risks, sponsored, supported and made the projects happen. Allen Institute [Vulcan Block 43] is the Technology/Life Sciences Development of the Year. more >

10.31.2016 The Registry: Kilroy Plans to Start 333 Dexter Q1 2017
Kilroy Realty Corporation is planning to start construction on the 660,000 square foot 333 Dexter office building in South Lake Union sometime during the first quarter of next year. more >

10.24.2016 PSBJ: Fastest Growing Private Companies 2016
GLY ranks at #35 in the PSBJ's 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list for 2016. The rankings were announced at a celebration at CenturyLink Field on Friday, October 21. more >

10.07.2016 ENRNorthwest: 2016 Best Project Winners
The Allen Institute won the Best Higher Education / Research Project in the 2016 ENR Northwest's Regional Best Projects. The competition, which is open to projects in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, is judged by a panel of six from varied demographic imprints in the industry — from project manager to vice presidents and senior architects. more >

10.03.2016 DJC: GLY Has New President, Adds COO
Ted Herb was promoted to President and Mark Kane to Chief Operating Officer. Bryan Haakenson and Tim Campbell have become owners and are now principals. more >

09.28.2016 ENR: Making Better Connections
CKC, GLY and several suppliers and subcontractors give the low-down on steel-fiber-reinforced-concrete [SFRC] link beams: the ups, the downs, and what's to come. more >

09.30.2016 The Regsitry: Next Generation of Leaders
GLY, the 13th-largest private company in the state with $569 million in 2015 revenue, transitions to a new leadership structure within its executive group, and adds two new owners effective October 1, 2016. more >

08.15.2016 ENR NW: GLY is Contractor of the Year
Over the past several years, GLY [ENR NW Contractor of the Year] tripled its revenue while working within the booming Puget Sound area. But a good economy is only one part of the equation. GLY's success is a result of solid customer service, community building, problem solving and applying technical and practical expertise to each and every project. more >

08.03.2016 The Registry: BioMed Realty’s Grand Opening of Lab Suites
BioMed Realty held its grand opening on Tuesday for its newly renovated laboratory space, located at Seattle’s downtown waterfront on the second floor of the Omeros Building. The Labs @ Elliott include five new spaces of various sizes which offer the flexibility for growth that is appealing to a smaller-sized or start-up life science company. more >

08.03.2016 425Business: Overlake Opens New Clinic in Lake Hills
Overlake Medical Center will open its new Lake Hills Clinic in August 2016. GLY recently completed the 5,200 square foot primary care and urgent health clinic, which features 10 patient rooms, as well as on-site X-ray and laboratory facilities. more >

08.01.2016 SWCN: Getting Ready — Water Goes in Pool at YMCA
GLY will turn the new Stanwood-Camano YMCA building over to the Y in mid-August. Cardio equipment, an Olympic sized pool, a Lazy River, hot tub and warmer two-lane leisure pool will be ready for guests on the September 3 opening date. more >

07.27.2016 GeekWire: BioMed Realty Opening The Labs @ 201 Elliott
Tech start-ups aren't the only ones that need offices to get off the ground...BioMed Realty's new labs on Elliott Bay provide bio-tech start-ups with move-in ready space to get their operations up and running. more >

07.21.2016 ENR NW: GLY Construction is Contractor of the Year
ENR Northwest announced its first Contractor of the Year in nearly a decade: GLY Construction. The firm performs nearly all of its work in the NW and was recently listed in the PSBJ's “Top Companies To Work For.” The ENR NW August issue will provide more info on the firm. more >

07.06.2016 King 5: Demo Begins on 333 Dexter
Demolition crews started work on the former home of KING 5 Television. It's the beginning of a five week long process, and prompted curious onlookers to stop for a quick photo. The site will eventually be home to two 12 story mixed use towers. more >

06.29.2016 425Business: A Show of Hands
Many Eastsiders’ primary work tool is a computer. But numerous people still make a living with their hands. GLY's Elie Egan is highlighted in the June feature story – sharing her love for construction and the path she took to land her dream job. more >

06.27.2016 KidsQuest: Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update
The GLY Construction Crew is busy working on every room of the new museum. KidsQuest continues to keep the public updated with photos and descriptions on a regular basis. more >

06.16.2016 PSBJ: Washington's Best Workplaces with 250-plus Workers
GLY is a finalist in the PSBJ's Washington's Best Workplaces list! The finalists will be honored at a rally at Safeco Field on August 11 where the top three companies in each category will be revealed. more >

06.12.2016 HeraldNet: Construction Coming to a Close on YMCA
Construction on the Stanwood-Camano YMCA is expected to finish August 9 and a grand opening is scheduled for September 3. At the end of May 757 people had already purchased memberships to the new Y. The community seems to be excited about it! more >

05.27.2016 DJC: AGC 2016 Build Washington Awards
AGC of WA recognized the chapter’s top individual and company performances in construction and safety excellence, technology and community service at its annual Build Washington Awards on May 26. The Allen Institute team took home the Excellence in Technology Award and Private Buildings $50M - $100M Construction Award. more >

05.25.2016 DJC: Kids' Museum Opening in January in Former Doll Museum
KidsQuest Children's Museum is opening its new location at the former home of the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art. The move allows the interactive museum to double its exhibit space to 10,000 square feet and add hands-on exhibits and expanded opportunities for children ages 6-9 years. more >

05.23.2016 Stanwood-Camano YMCA
Construction is more than 70% complete and will soon be entering the finishing and furnishing stage, with the target date of August 9 for substantial completion. The project is on budget and within a few days of schedule. more >

05.11.2016 Stewardship Partners: Google Teams up with Vulcan
The new Google office buildings are targeting Salmon-Safe and LEED Gold certifications. This project demonstrates how Salmon-Safe complements LEED by going beyond its requirements to achieve higher ecological function in an urban environment Salmon-Safe program. Salmon-Safe-accredited general contractor, GLY, will be building the new office development. more >

05.10.2016 PSBJ: The List: GCs Cash in on Building Boom
GLY ranks third in the PSBJ's Top 25 Contractors List. more >

05.06.2016 PSBJ: Infrastructure Tops General Contractors' Wish List
More than housing, cultural attractions, health care facilities or sports arenas, general contractors in the Puget Sound region say they want to see more transportation projects built. more >

04.29.2016 Modern Magic: Resurrecting a Seattle Landmark
Integrated Design Engineer Trevor Lunde shares the story on how meticulous craftsmanship, deep trust, and advanced technology united to resurrect the Ford + Pacific McKay Buildings at the base of the Allen Institute. more >

04.22.2016 Happy Earth Day | Planting Trees with Forterra
Celebrate Earth Day by doing an Act of Green whether it's planting a tree or putting an end to excessive junk mail! One way GLY goes green is by mitigating our carbon footprint with an annual tree planting day – part Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture [ECC] program. more >

03.28.2016 DJC: BioMed Expands its Complex in SLU
BioMed Realty Trust has expanded its life sciences lab and office complex in South Lake Union and given it a new name: Vue Research Center. GLY and ZGF recently completed the new seven-story, 122,700-square-foot structure at 500 Fairview Ave. N. more >

03.25.2016 The Registry: BioMed Realty Opens Large Life Science Hub in SLU
BioMed Realty held a grand opening on 3.24 for the new Vue Research Center at 500 Fairview Ave, as it created one of the largest life science hubs in the South Lake Union neighborhood with a total of 223,000 square feet of state-of-the-art real estate. more >

03.24.2016 Seattle Times: Google Plans Big Expansion in South Lake Union
Google will occupy six stories in four office buildings developed by Vulcan Real Estate. There will be 14,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floors., and two of the buildings will be topped with eight to nine stories of apartments — 151 units in total. more >

03.24.2016 PSBJ: Google Moving From Fremont to South Lake Union Space
Vulcan announced it will develop four new office buildings for Google on Valley Street across from Lake Union Park in Seattle. The six-story buildings will have a total of 607,000 square feet of office space topped with market-rate apartment towers. Project team includes GLY, Graphite Design Group and Runberg Architecture Group. more >

03.24.2016 DJC: Vulcan to Build 4 SLU Office Buildings for Google
Google will be joining the South Lake Union neighborhood. Vulcan plans to add four 6-story office buildings for the tech company along with two residential towers eight or nine stories above the office podiums. Project team includes GLY, Graphite Design Group and Runberg Architecture Group. more >

03.11.2016 PSBJ: Lincoln Square Gets Hot, New Restaurants and 'Luxury' Movie Theater
Lincoln Square expansion hit a milestone on 3.11, placing the final beam on what will be Bellevue's largest office tower. At the same time, Kemper Development also took the opportunity to announce some of the dozen leases that have been signed.
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03.09.2016 Curbed: Take an Aerial Ride Around Kilroy's 333 Dexter Complex
Kilroy created an aerial film of what it might look like when 333 Dexter is eventually completed. You get some close-up looks at the building design as well as how it will fit in to the South Lake Union neighborhood. more >

03.09.2016 Seattle Times: Expedia Lays Out Plan for Waterfront Campus
Expedia expects to transform the stout, brick-clad former lab buildings on its waterfront Seattle campus into airy, bright offices with floor-to-ceiling glass, with GLY starting construction this fall. more >

03.09.2016 DJC: Expedia Offers Snapshot of How its Waterfront Campus Will Change
Expedia aims to start construction on the first phase of its 40-acre Seattle waterfront campus by the end of the year. GLY is the general contractor for the first phase of work on Amgen's former campus, which involves renovating four existing buildings, expanding three and constructing a new four-story building. more >

03.09.2016 PSBJ: Expedia's New Campus Will 'Make It a Joy to Come to Work'
Expedia showed the "initial design vision" for its future campus on Seattle's waterfront, where 4,500 people will work starting in 2019. GLY has been hired as the general contractor on the job. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is designing the campus with Studios Architecture of San Francisco and PWP Landscape Architecture of Berkeley. more >

03.08.2016 Bellevue Chamber: Meet the Nominees for the 27th Annual Eastside Business Awards!
GLY is proud to be among the nominees for the 27th Annual Eastside Business Awards! All nominees will be honored and the winners announced at the 27th Annual Eastside Business Awards Ceremony + Reception on March 31. more >

03.08.2016 DJC: Saltchuk Moving to Pioneer Square Project
Saltchuk Resources will lease 55 % of an eight-story office building at 450 Alaskan Way S – developed by Hudson Hudson Pacific Properties and built by GLY Construction. more >

03.07.2016 PSBJ: 450 Alaskan Way Lands First Tenant: Saltchuk HQ
Saltchuk, the second largest private company in Washington, is the first tenant for a Pioneer Square office building being built by GLY Construction on Seattle's waterfront. more >

02.25.2016 DJC: 10 Questions Developers Should Ask a Contractor
GLY Principal Bill DeJarlais gives insight on what developers should ask when choosing a general contractor partner. Qualitative questions cut through the buzzwords and help find the right fit. more >

02.17.2016 PSJB: Allen Institute Space Leads to Collaboration
The unique design of the Allen Institute leads to better innovation and collaboration among scientists and staffers. more >

02.17.2016 King 5: The Art of Being a Good Neighbor in South Lake Union
Vulcan's Senior Curator Greg Bell recently showed off four of the 21 public art pieces in South Lake Union including those at the Allen Institute, Amazon Block 44 and Amazon Block 52e. more >

02.16.2016 The Architect's Newspaper: In Detail> Allen Institute
Perkins+Will designs a high-tech lab in the city's growing South Lake Union neighborhood. The petal-like design echoes the institute’s recently centralized arrangement. more >

02.09.2016 PSBJ: New Pioneer Square Office Tower
GLY will start construction within the next two months on the eight-story 450 Alaskan Way office tower next to Il Terrazzo Carmine in Pioneer Square. The development is the first new construction project in Seattle for Hudson Pacific Properties. more >

02.01.2016 PSBJ: Who's Hiring: Hammering Men and Women Wanted
The Associated General Contractors of America said Washington state added 9,900 jobs last year, a 5.9 percent gain. GLY was quick to broadcast on Twitter when the report came out that it is hiring. more >

01.21.2016 PSBJ: KING 5 Studios Moving, Making Room for 333 Dexter Ave N
Kilroy Realty Corp is targeting a fall construction start for a two-building office/retail development on a full block in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. GLY is providing preconstruction services. more >

01.20.2016 DJC: Demo set for KING 5 HQ
Demolition is targeted for this summer on the King 5 headquarters to make way for Kilroy's 333 Dexter Ave. N project. GLY is providing preconstruction services for the two 12-story office towers, which could house as many as 5,000 employees. more >

01.18.2016 GLY 2016 Safety Coloring Contest Calendar
Congratulations to the 2016 Safety Coloring Contest Calendar winners! Judges had a hard time choosing the final pieces to feature in the calendar. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you'd like to get your hands on one of the calendars, please contact! more >

01.11.2016 Fibre Reinforced Concrete Boosts Earthquake Resilience
Fibre-reinforced concrete: better seismic performance, faster, less expensive and reduces the potential for field mistakes. Learn more about this alternative solution to rebar - currently being used on the Lincoln Square Expansion. more >