Alexandra Ramsden shared about four Living Buildings in progress, including green strategies and early lessons learned, in the latest A&E Perspectives special section of the DJC. Projects profiled include the 570 Mercer mid-rise office building; high-rise Belltown residential project Western and Cedar; Magnolia Safeway mixed-use development with condos above the grocery store; and Liza mid-rise multifamily apartments in Eastlake.

These four projects participating in Seattle’s Living Building Pilot Program (LBPP) receive height and floor area incentives in exchange for meeting high-performance sustainable design, construction, and operations requirements.

“We cannot thrive or survive without one another. This extends to the way we design and construct smart, efficient, sustainable, even restorative, buildings,” Alexandra shared. “Together, we can build cities which restore and give back, rather than deplete our resources and natural systems.”

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