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Resmark has opened The Luke, with 208 apartments in Redmond

The Seattle DJC
July 8, 2015
By Journal Staff

Adolfson & Peterson Construction built The Luke, a 208-unit apartment complex at the intersection of 164th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 83rd Street in downtown...

'Art gallery' for pianos opens in Seattle Tower

The Seattle DJC
July 1, 2015
By: Journal Staff

Steinway & Sons has a new piano store in Seattle Tower at 1218 Third Ave.

BCRA designed and did structural engineering and environmental graphics for the 2,...

Mixed-use project will be a boon to the Proctor District

The News Tribune
June 5, 2015
By Erik Bjornson

Obnoxious yellow construction paper. Swarming construction vehicles and a bizarre metal pedestrian tunnel placed right on Proctor Street.

One can understand the...

Yelm skat park concept design

City Unveils New Skatepark Design

New Park Will Almost Double in Size of Former Site
Valley Life News
May 8, 2015
By Steven Wyble

The designers of Yelm’s new skatepark on Tuesday unveiled a conceptual design to those who will be using the new...

Taco Time prototyple in Issaquah

Solar-powered Taco Time opens in Tacoma

Tacoma News Tribune
May 4, 2015
By C.R. Roberts

Taco Time Northwest has opened an outlet with franchisee Neltac, Inc. at 2908 S. 38th St., and the building is the first in the international Taco Time network to be...

Viva recieves ABC Award for Multifamily Construction

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
April 30, 2015
By Journal Staff

Architect: BCRA
Engineer: Quantum Engineers
Owner: Alliance Residential

ABC members: Ahlers & Cressman; Construction...

BCRA TGIC Rendering

Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge Finalists

BCRA led a design team to the finals of the inaugural Green Infrastructure Challenge for the City of Tacoma. For the Green Roadway Challenge, the team reimagined the South Tacoma Way district into a revitalized...

Last phase of Kent Station: 154 apartments

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
March 20, 2015
By Journal Staff

Tarragon started construction in January on a 154-unit apartment building at 443 Ramsay Way in Kent.

It is the final phase of Kent Station, a...

Gordon Family YMCA begins to take shape

Puyallup Herald
March 3, 2015
By Heather DeRosa

What started in 2008 with a group of citizens asking to borrow Sumner’s City Hall building for a meeting has nearly come to fruition now that the Gordon Family YMCA is...

BCRA announces two new Directors

Daily Journal of Commerce
February 25, 2015

BCRA hired Paige Nilsen as director of marketing and business development, working out of the Seattle office, and promoted Blake Johnson to director of structural engineering...

Tacoma opening new homeless shelter

King 5 News
December 29, 2014
Reporting by Janet Kim

Tacoma, Wash. -- As parts of Western Washington are expected to see freezing temperatures, a new homeless shelter in Tacoma is getting ready to open its doors....

BCRA designs new park for Fife

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
November 6, 2014
By Lynn Porter

Fife has started construction on the 16-acre Brookville Gardens Park on Valley Avenue just west of 70th Avenue East.

Russ Blount, the city's...

Pantages Theater reopens with larger stage

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
November 7, 2014
By Journal Staff

An Oct. 25 performance by the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra was the first event held on the renovated stage at the Pantages Theater in downtown Tacoma...

Realizing Vision, Revamping Space

Expansion and renovation help a Washington church reach to the core of community ministry needs.
Designer Magazine
October 7, 2014
By Designer Staff

In August of 2010, a Washington...

Think Globally, Eat Locally

Real Estate Bisnow Newsletter
October 10,2014
By Journal Staff

Creative space isn’t just for offices: Local quick-service chain Taco Time Northwest opened its new prototype restaurant at 5611 221st Pl SE in Issaquah...

Eat that taco by the fireplace: Taco Time Northwest rolls out new prototype restaurant in Issaquah

Puget Sound Business Journal
October 6, 2014
By Glenn Drosendahl

Taco Time Northwest has in recent years distinguished itself from national fast-food chains by using local ingredients and making sauces and many...

Rare new apartment project begins construction on Mercer Island

*BCRA is contracted to execute Building Envelope Testing services at The Hadley Apartments.

Puget Sound Business Journal
October 3, 2014
By Marc Stiles

Construction has begun on the Hadley, a 209-unit luxury...

Legacy, Resmark starting Mercer Island apartments

*BCRA is contracted to execute Building Envelope Testing services at The Hadley Apartments.

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
October 1, 2014
By Journal Staff

Legacy Partners Residential and Resmark Apartment...

Council chooses retail market over co-working center for old Woodinville schoolhouse

*BCRA is currently the Architect for the Woodinville Schoolhouse redevelopment.

The Woodinville Weekly
September 30, 2014
By Brianna Gerdeman

After years of discussions about renovating the old Woodinville...

Tacoma completes part of new downtown trail; more is coming

Daily Journal of Commerce
September 25, 2014
By Journal Staff

The mile-long Prairie Line Trail in Tacoma is taking shape.

When completed, the bicycle and pedestrian trail will run between South 26th and Dock...

New look at Firgrove Elementary ensures achievement, inspires hope

BCRA recently completed work at Firgrove Elementary in Puyallup, WA. Scope of work included site walks, exterior finishings and miscellaneous improvements to the existing structure.

Puyallup Herald
By Andrew Fickes

BCRA commences Landscape Architecture design at South Lake Union multifamily development

BCRA is currently working with Holland Partner Group in Seattle, WA.  Scope of work includes Landscape Architecture.

Holland starting 362 apartments at 810 Dexter in South Lake Union
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce...

Columbia Presbyterian Church - Seattle DJC project of the week

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
September 2, 2014
By Journal Staff

Work was recently finished on a $5.5 million expansion and renovation of Columbia Presbyterian Church at 805 Columbia Ridge Drive in Vancouver....

Bear Creek School starts $14M expansion

Daily Journal of Commerce
August 15, 2014
By Journal Staff

Abbott Construction recently started a $14 million job at the Bear Creek School that will add a 52,800-square-foot Upper School and Performing Arts Center....

Vancouver church expanded, rehabbed

Daily Journal of Commerce
August 8, 2014
By Journal Staff

Merit Construction Northwest recently finished a $5.5 million expansion and renovation of Columbia Presbyterian Church at 805 Columbia Ridge Drive in...

Rush starts Proctor Square in Tacoma

Daily Journal of Commerce
August 1, 2014
By Journal Staff

Rush Commercial Construction broke ground last month on the $20 million Proctor Square project in North Tacoma for its parent, The Rush Companies. The site...

BCRA recognized for innovative stucco system at Madison Elementary School.

Daily Journal of Commerce
May 2, 2014
By Journal Staff

Miller & Sons applied a stucco system to the exterior of Madison Elementary School.

Location: Olympia

Contractor: Miller...

BCRA expands shareholder group 

TACOMA, WA (July 23, 2014) ‐ BCRA announces the addition of ten new shareholders to its 
ownership group to enhance its position as a multi‐discipline design leader in the Puget 
Sound area.  

What’s Right With Tacoma: New Nativity House fits scale of development on Yakima Avenue

Local support brings New Nativity House fundraising close to goal – now everyone can donate
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
By Kathleen Merryman, Tacoma Weekly

The New Nativity House, well into construction, has established...

Wapato Creek work is out to bid

Tacoma Weekly
July 8, 2014
By Steve Dunkelberger

Flood control mitigation work on Wapato Creek linked to improvements on Port of Tacoma Road is out for bid on two fronts.

The City of Fife is seeking...

Open house on downtown Tacoma trail

Daily Journal of Commerce
July 15, 2014
By Journal Staff

TACOMA — Staff from the city of Tacoma are working on the final design for Prairie Line Trail connecting Pacific Avenue to the waterfront, and will hold an...

Public invited to see final design of Prairie Line Trail segment that connects Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue to the waterfront

* BCRA is excited to serve as Landscape Architect & Civil Engineer for the Prairie Line Trail.

Tacoma News Tribune
July 8, 2014
By: Kathleen Cooper

Come check out the final design of the Prairie Line...

BCRA proud to support Browns Point community

* BCRA is currently leading stakeholder discussions for the Historic Browns Point park.

Browns Point park at center of changes, agency overlaps
Tacoma Weekly
July 1, 2014
By Steve Dunkelberger 


Costco in Lynnwood will be the start of a 40-acre mixed-use development

Daily Journal of Commerce
July 3, 2014
By: Journal Staff

Dallas-based developer Cypress Equities held a ceremony Wednesday to kick off construction of a Costco Wholesale store across the street from Alderwood in...

BCRA commences Envelope Comissioning in Issaquah

BCRA is currently working with Rowley Properties for Envelope Commissioning in Issaquah, WA.  Scope of work includes building envelope design, consulting, site inspections, as well as water penetration and air barrier testing.


BCRA presenting High Performance Building Envelope at Annual EFC

The 10th Annual Energy/Facilities Connections Conference will be held at the Enzian Inn, in Leavenworth, WA on May 6-8th. The conference brings together schools, higher education facilities, municipalities, state and provincial agencies...

$35M Sumner YMCA will open in June 2015

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce April 30th, 2014 By: Journal staff

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties broke ground on Monday for its $35 million Gordon Family YMCA in Sumner.

Crews from the Tacoma office of...

Construction starts on Sumner YMCA

Business  Examiner Blog Apr 28, 2014 By: Journal Staff

Adolfson & Peterson Construction joined the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties in a groundbreaking ceremony today to kick off construction on a new YMCA for the...

Ste. Michelle’s 14 Hands Winery to open April 12 in Prosser

Great Northwest Wine March 21, 2014 By: Eric Degerman

PROSSER, Wash. — The Pacific Northwest’s hottest brand, 14 Hands Winery, is set to open its tasting room Saturday, April 12, with a well-worn, historic feel of the Old...

14 Hands opens new winery in Horse Heaven Hills

Tri-City Herald April 10, 2014 By: Kristi Pihl

14 Hands has become the fastest growing of the top 25 U.S. premium wine brands, Baseler said. Its wines have scored high, including 90 and 93, on the 100-point scale used by...

BCRA participates in APWA Spring 2014 conference

BCRA will be at the upcoming APWA – WA Chapter’s Spring 2014 Conference. The conference is hosted at the Tacoma Convention Center, April 15th - 18th. It features 30 technical sessions, networking social events, an exhibit hall with 100...

Foss Waterway apartment groundbreaking set

Tacoma News Tribune Feburary 7th 2014 By: John Gille

Construction on the first major building on downtown Tacoma's Thea Foss Waterway since 2008 is set to begin Monday with formal groundbreaking ceremonies now scheduled...

$4.9M expansion for Vancouver church

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce December 20, 2013 By Journal Staff

Merit Construction Northwest is working on the final two phases of a three-phase expansion and renovation to Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver...

Developers say Tacoma's Proctor District is ready for more apartments and retail

Seattle Daily of Commerce December 12, 2013 By Lynn Porter

For the past 15 years, Bill Evans and real estate broker Erling Kuester have been assembling properties near Evans' Pacific Northwest Shop, a gift store in the...

Local development team announces The Proctor

Business Examiner Blog Dec 11, 2013

The Proctor, a mixed-use center in one of Tacoma’s most unique business districts, got an official go-ahead this morning, with a roster of local residents and companies working toward the...

Carter Lake and Hillside Elementary Schools

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce December 9, 2013 By Journal Staff

Work finished this fall at Carter Lake and Hillside Elementary schools. Clover Park School District rebuilt the two schools on their old sites at Joint...

Two JBLM schools use new prototype design

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce November 29, 2013 By: Journal Staff

Clover Park School District rebuilt two schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Lakewood: Carter Lake and Hillside Elementary.

Both were...

New Foss apartment project groundbreaking could happen early next year

Tacoma News Tribune November 25, 2013 By John Gillie

The Foss Waterway Development Authority has granted developers of a 161-unit apartment project planned for Dock Street on the waterway a 60-day extension to close the...

Photos courtesy of Korsmo Construction

PLU Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Daily Journal of Commerce November 12, 2013 By Journal Staff

After completing a $12 million renovation, Pacific Lutheran University's historic Eastvold Hall in Tacoma has been renamed the Karen Hille Phillips...

image iva Korsmo Construction

Korsmo sets the stage for PLU theater

Daily Journal of Commerce September 20, 2013 By Journal Staff

Korsmo Construction recently completed $12 million in renovation work to historic Eastvold Hall at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

The 46,000-...

Students learn all about new schools at JBLM

First day of school on JBLM Students learn all about new schools Two state-of-the-art facilities open for the first day of school Northwest Guardian September 5th, 2013 By Julie Smith

It was back to school...

Cladding and wall system creates fast result for military justice facility

Building Design + Construction Products at Work blog By C.C. Sullivan, Contribution Editor

Several innovations in sustainable, lean construction techniques have been gaining broad adoption. One of those is a hybrid...

Resmark to build 7-story Redmond apartment project

Daily Journal of Commerce July 12, 2013 By Journal Staff

Resmark Apartment Living bought a 1.2-acre site in Redmond on Northeast 83rd Street between 164th and 165th avenues northeast for nearly $...

Foss Waterway development approved

Business Examiner - Daily Briefs Jul 9, 2013

The Tacoma City Council gave the go-ahead on July 9 to the Henry Foss Group, in conjunction with the Foss Waterway Development Authority, to begin development on the Foss Waterway...

Skate park takes flight

Kitsap Week June 20, 2013 By Michelle Beahm

Leslie Reynolds-Taylor can remember a time when the only places skaters like her son could do what they love in town was in parking lots and on streets. From that reality, an...

BCRA is a 2013 Webby Honoree

In early 2012, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) was tasked by the EPA to lead a wood smoke reduction program to help areas in Pierce County get pollution levels back into legal levels. BCRA was contracted by PSCAA to run the...

BCRA and YMCA work to find new location in Sumner

YMCA targets new location north of highway in Sumner Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Reporter APRIL 26, 2013 By Daniel Nash

Representatives from the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties announced Thursday they are...

Children's Museum of Tacoma accepts national honor

Tacoma museum nets national honor Business Examiner Blog Apr 25, 2013

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma will be one of four Association of Children’s Museums members celebrated as 2013 Promising Practice Award recipients....

After remodel, Sprinker center cuts energy use in half

Pierce County Press Release April 9, 2013 By Ryan Dicks

Sprinker Recreation Center, which serves thousands of visitors every year, has won Pierce County’s “Biggest Energy Loser” award for 2012 by cutting its energy use in...

Plans for new Foss development start taking shape

Tacoma News Tribune March 28, 2013 By John Gillie

A decade after they built the first major residential structure on Tacoma’s redeveloping Thea Foss Waterway, a Tacoma-area group is proposing a $31 million project to...

BCRA Seattle selected as architect for 14 Hands Winery in Prosser

Tacoma News Tribune February 4, 2013 By Herald Staff

The Woodinville-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates plans to open a 14 Hands winery in Prosser this fall.

The winery will have a tasting bar, lounge and barrel room...

Pagoda in Tacoma reopens Saturday

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce January 9, 2013 By Journal Staff

The historic pagoda at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma will reopen with a celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The park is at 5400 N. Pearl. Luther...

BCRA adds shareholders and enhances leadership


Contacts:   Rory Connally, Interim President   253.627.4367

To mark the beginning of a new path for BCRA,...

BCRA highlighted in NAIOP's December newsletter

On December 13, BCRA recently sponsored the South Sound NAIOP annual holiday fundraising and networking event. The fundraising supported Bridges, a non-profit grief and loss support program offered through Mary Bridge Children’s...

BCRA featured by YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

“It’s an awesome benefit,” says Jennifer Matney of her employer BCRA’s corporate membership. “It’s one of those things that, for me at least, I don’t know I’d spend the money to do. I would probably say I’d do something outside, but it...

Investigative Science Saves a Valued Community Ice Arena

Featured in Washington Parks and Recreation Today; BCRA's Lee Durston and Kent McClaren share the process that led Sprinker Ice Arena's transformation.

"With lack of funding available for a project of this size, the building was...

Modern JBLM homes on Lewis North resemble those found in cities

The Tacoma News Tribune Oct. 7, 2012 By Adam Ashton

Master Sgt. John Lingenfelter’s life turned upside down a month ago when his 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. Suddenly, the soldier faced an uncertain...

BCRA expands office in Seattle

Published by: Daily Journal of Commerce

October 17, 2012

BCRA has moved its Seattle office to 414 Stewart St., Suite 200, to accommodate growth. The 4,500-square-foot space is nearly triple what BCRA previously occupied...

3rd quarter newsletter: HARVEST

Read up on the latest at BCRA! Reflecting on our hard work over the exciting (and busy) past six months, Relay for Life recap, and details on the expansion of our new Seattle office at 4th and Stewart!

BCRA joins JBLM & CPSD for groundbreaking event

This Monday, July 30 at 10 a.m, Clover Park School District (CPSD) and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) will host a ground breaking ceremony for the new Carter Lake and Hillside Elementary Schools Monday. As the selected Architect for...

BCRA's landscape architects designing garden hatchery for local park

From the minds of BCRA's landscape architects and environmental graphic designers, the design for Brookville Gardens Community Park in the City of Fife includes rain gardens, green roofs, educational signage and branding, and now - a...

BCRA featured in the June issue of Building Design + Construction

The June issue of Building Design + Construction features an article on "Military Construction: 5 Trends That Could Spell Success For Your Firm."  BCRA's BRAC 132 Headquarters in Fort Belvoir, VA was highlighted.

Read the full...

Air Barrier 101

Did you know that BCRA has completed 200 tests on structures for the US Army Corps of Engineers? As seen in May's issue for the Center for Design + Construction, learn from BCRA's Dale Anderson and Lee Durston the multiple benefits of...

BCRA launches new site for military partnership

BCRA recently launched a new website for the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership (SSMCP). The Partnership, formed in 2011, is a regional collaboration of the public and private sector dedicated to building thriving military...

2nd quarter newsletter released

Check out the latest updates from BCRA offices, our thriving recreation market, as well as more babies, birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate!

BCRA quarterly newsletter now available

Enjoyed by our staff, we decided it was time to share more about the inner workings of BCRA through our existing quarterly newsletter. Check out our Q1 released in January 2012 and stay tuned for more!

Code Changes Respond to Healthcare Flow and Operational Cost

In this article, BCRA's Healthcare Studio comments on critical code changes for 2012 that are having multiple ramifications to healthcare design.

The PLU 'Imaginarium"

Currently on the boards with BCRA's Learning + Culture team, Pacific Lutheran University's Eastvold Auditorium is taking shape as the premier theater venue in the South Sound area. Read more about the progress with...

Building Science + Architecture work together to save Sprinker Recreation Center

BCRA's integrated Building Science and Architecture worked together to preserve a much-loved community asset. Pierce County Parks & Recreation celebrated the re-opening of Sprinker Recreation Center on 01.28.12. 

BCRA designs new space for Pacific Northwest Eye

Designed by the architects and engineers leading BCRA's Healthcare team, Pacific Northwest Eye recently moved into their newly designed 21,300 sf building. 

Preserving local history, BCRA looks to future

When a fire destroyed the nearly 100-year old pagoda in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park, BCRA stepped in to renovate and improve the landmark.

Bringing the kitchen sink to the table

Using everything from new technology, disparate ideas, and marketing strategies to design a better space.

Updating design for an updated practice

Successful healthcare design doesn't simply follow trends; it must anticipate and respond to the changing nature of patients and medical professionals.

BCRA receives Department of Defense recognition

The Department of Defense has honored BCRA for their work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Air Leakage Test Protocol. BCRA worked to develop and implement the protocol, which will optimize energy usage in military buildings. 


Central Washington University Receives first LEED Gold Certification

Incorporating a host of green features, CWU's Dean Hall stands as the first LEED certified building on the campus.

Boundless Flexibility at an Independent School

Designed by BCRA Learning + Culture, a new performing arts space featuring a black box theater solved complex production and acoustical challenges at Charles Wright Academy in University Place, WA.

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