2005 Poplar is a brand new 4 story, approximately 68,876 sq. ft mixed-use office building anchored at the gateway to Issaquah with I-90 visibility. Now home to REI Co-op this iconic NW-style property is located in the Hyla Crossing neighborhood just off I-90 exit 15 and is extremely convenient to access. One of the unique features of the building is a 4-story, glass “irresistible” enclosed staircase creating a lantern effect at night that will be seen from I-90. With a high-end gym next door and access to in-building showers, bike racks and EV charging stations, this building promotes a healthy and balanced, productive day that we all seek. Another important aspect of this building is its HVAC DOAS (Dedicated Outdoor Air System) which continuously brings 100% fresh air from the outdoors.
With this new building, sustainability was an important aspect in its planning. Mass timber was utilized on the main staircase and fourth floor. Mass timber offers a truly unique construction – panels are efficiently designed and pre-fabricated off-site, so they go up faster, use smaller construction teams, and have less construction impact on adjacent urban communities. The usage of mass timber helps reduce the building’s carbon emissions, echoes a surrounding natural environment, and provides for a healthier workplace. And just as important, it allows for a healthier indoor air quality as there is no off-gassing as the pre-milled boards come together on edge using no glue, nails, or fasteners – hardwood dowels enable a friction fit.
Best of Both Worlds
Nestled at the base of Cougar Mountain and steps from Tibbetts Creek, imagine working in a modern, collaborative workspace close to all the amenities but with the elements of nature surrounding you. Imagine the creativity and productivity fostered in this iconic environment.
Mass timber construction and a 4-story, glass “irresistible” enclosed staircase are important elements of 2005 Poplar’s sustainability.
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