Written by Anne James, Anne James Landscape Architecture How do you accommodate the urban agriculture element of the Living Building Challenge on a shaded, forested site in the Pacific Northwest?  Think forest foraging and mushrooms!! Loom House on Bainbridge Island, WA will uphold the principles of the Living Building Challenge (LBC) v3.1 Imperative 02: Urban Agriculture to help it become the first LBC remodeled residence.  The imperative requires that a pre-determined...
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It was a fantastic Lunch & Learn today at the Clark offices, with Raymond Lam from Silk Road Environmental! Specializing in innovative, cost-effective products to reduce the carbon footprint of their clients, Silk Road Environmental reviewed the theory and application of their systems, including solar hot water heaters and phase change material. Their cutting-edge tech was used on our recently completed Noco Apartments in Columbia City, one of the first...
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Even the most efficient construction produces a lot of wood waste. After raw lumber is shaped into a beautiful new home or remodel, board ends and random scraps are typically sent straight to the dump. So how are we tackling this big challenge in the construction industry? At our historic Loom House job site on Bainbridge Island, we are finding a better way – a kinder, environmentally conscious method of...
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The remodel of this 100-year-old, 6,600 sq ft facility, located in the heart of Winslow on Bainbridge Island, included structural upgrades of CMU to existing wood connections and tenant improvements. The renovated space now houses Bruciato Pizzeria and the offices of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.
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The Noco Apartments in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood have earned the prestigious 5-Star Built Green certification from the Master Builders Association of King County. Completed this past summer the project features 54 units in a four-story, wood-framed, 18,000-square-foot building. 50 small efficiency apartments and four live/work units range from 280 to 310 square feet.  There are also two street-level 1,000-square-foot commercial spaces. Noco is one of the first apartment buildings...
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The Pleasant Beach Village, Garden Building is coming together beautifully. With an anticipated completion in late April, the lodge is ahead of schedule and currently in the finishes phase: trim, tile, and wood floors are going in. Crafted by Clark Construction to match the historical charm of the Lynwood Center neighborhood. This addition brings 10 new guest rooms in a 2-story, 6,800 sf. lodge to Pleasant Beach Village on Bainbridge...
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Energy independence is a key goal of the Living Building Challenge – projects must generate 105 percent of their own power using renewable sources, and provide onsite storage for system resiliency. It’s called net-positive energy, and it’s a very high bar to reach. The Loom House on Bainbridge Island is up to the challenge. The distinctive midcentury-modern home – the first residential remodel set to achieve Living Building certification –...
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Quality student housing is always in demand around the University of Washington, and Clark Construction, LLC is helping the developer to meet the need. The new 4710 Flats will bring 52 snug, comfortable apartment units to the U-District near campus, just a short walk to the University Village shopping area and other services. Apartment units range from 250-300 sf., over four floors with a rooftop deck, a great new addition to the...
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What an amazing year 2018 has been for Clark Construction LLC! In this season of reflection and gratitude, we offer our thanks to all who have contributed to our achievements and success. We’ve had so many showcase projects going on across the region, it’s hard to cite just a few. Certainly the Loom House on Bainbridge Island is proof-of-concept for applying rigorous Living Building Challenge standards to the restoration of...
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Clark recently completed the Rainier Apartments in Columbia City. Featuring 54 units, including live-work and commercial space, in a four-story, wood-framed structure. This restrictively tight site required creativity & adaptability from the Clark team throughout its construction. Photos by Kelvin Hughes.
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This custom residence is located on a waterfront infill site in Kingston, WA. The building is situated to meet flood, view blockage, and shoreline setback requirements. The exterior features an open-siding rainscreen system, with pre-finished tongue and groove tight knot cedar siding and viroc cement panels. Cantilevered concrete slabs and ipe decking provide ample outdoor living space. A rooftop garden and second floor ipe deck built on an aluminum subframe...
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When Clark Construction began renovating the Loom house on Bainbridge Island – bringing an older home up to the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge – we had to demonstrate exceptional concern for the environment. That care extended to the landscape , where a beautiful Chinese dogwood (Cornus kousa) was growing in the footprint of where the new carport is being built. The solution: move the tree. Working with...
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A huge thank you to everyone who came to our new office Open House on Friday. We enjoyed sharing our new space with you.
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We are very excited to announce the big move to our new, permanent offices at 355 Ericksen Ave, here on Bainbridge Island! At Clark Construction we are committed to efficient, sustainable building practices, and that starts with our own building. We invite you to stop by anytime between 3 and 7pm this Friday, October 12th. Parking is limited, so we suggest parking at Bainbridge Performing Arts, and walking up. We...
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Clark Construction is a sponsor of Housing Resources Bainbridge and encourages you to attend their annual breakfast, Oct. 18. This great fundraiser for affordable housing on Bainbridge Island runs 7:30-9 a.m. at Wing Point Golf and Country Club.  Bainbridge has historically been home to people of all income levels and backgrounds. This year’s breakfast highlights the stories of island natives, a business owner with Bainbridge family ties, and other remarkable...
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You value your trees, and so do we. Clark Construction goes out of our way to protect existing trees, vegetation and landscaping on every job site, from remodels to new construction. One of our strategies: cladding your trees in 2x4s throughout the construction cycle, to prevent accidental bumps and bruises from equipment. See this care in action at Bainbridge Island’s Loom house, a Living Building Challenge remodel, where the grounds...
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We are proud sponsors of this year’s Taste of Lynwood Block Party! Come say hi at out booth on Saturday, Sept 15th. There will be live music, tasty food and delicious beer, as well as fun for the whole family!  More info:  https://tasteoflynwood.org/
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We are honored to be showcased on the Liberty Bay Bank website.  LBB understands construction and the unique finance needs for the industry, which is not common with banks. You can build a relationship with people at Liberty Bay Bank – it is not just a revolving door. LBB is flexible and willing to work with us to understand our financing requirements. Learn more about this fantastic bank here.
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Clark Construction is committed to efficient, sustainable building technologies and techniques – and that starts with our own building. Our new offices at 355 Ericksen Avenue boast leading-edge efficiency features including: • a state-of-the-art envelope with outboard rigid insulation for walls and roof • a snug air-barrier membrane with all penetrations taped and sealed • operable windows with radiant heat panels in every office • a 6.3kW rooftop solar array...
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Our Clark Construction team is a tightknit squad on the jobsite and off. When not building excellent new homes and commercial spaces this summer, we enjoyed great team-building events like deep-sea fishing and our big company BBQ. We even threw the pigskin around with Seahawks star QB Russell Wilson! Look like fun? We’re always on the lookout for new team members; see our careers page about opportunities with fast-growing Clark, and tell...
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