Cascade Admin Building at Casino Road Everett, Washington
Originally constructed in 1979, this two-story concrete tilt-up structure on Casino Road finds new purpose as the Cascade Administrative Building. The complete rehabilitation of 70,000 square-feet of unused space involved full design services from programming through construction documents to create a vibrant new home for 14 different user groups, including the headquarters of a bustling transit company in Community Transit.
Adaptive Reuse for a Modern Office Environment
The adaptive reuse of the Cascade Admin Building included an upgrade to nearly all systems to meet current building fire protection, energy, and electrical codes. Expanded windows and new skylights add daylight throughout the building enhancing the energy efficient design provided by high-performance mechanical systems, LED lighting, and integrated controls. Extensive structural upgrades in the renovation plans meet seismic requirements while an added data facility addresses requirements for enhanced security. With numerous stakeholders, the needs of each group were considered during the design process through collaborative visioning sessions and interviews resulting in a consensus for a plan that balances an open office environment with private offices. The final design’s key features include a variety of open collaboration spaces and meeting rooms as well as employee amenities in the form of a break room, roof deck, and a large stadium style gathering space for all company functions.