The Terry Thomas
Seattle, United States
Gross Floor Area
Reason(s) for inclusion
The Terry Thomas
225 Terry Ave N Seattle Washington 98109 United States
Description / Additional Information
Describe the key innovation and technology aspects of the project
The Terry Thomas is located in Seattle, United States, as a mixed-use commercial office building. The purpose of designing The Terry Thomas was to create an environmentally responsible workplace that would enhance occupant health and productivity. Shading and natural ventilation are chosen as the sustainable strategies, which are facilitated by the design of the facade system. Each facade of the building was designed to respond uniquely to wind direction, solar angle, and views in static and dynamic ways.
Year completed (or major renovation)
Building Certifications (check all that apply)
- Green Star (Australia)
- 2010 ASHRAE Technology Award
Link(s) for more information
Special Design Features
Other Design Features
- Frame Facade Construction
Main Cladding Material
Approximate WWR (measured from the inside)
Typical U-value Glazed Facade Elements
Typical G-value Glazed Facade Elements
Typical VLT Glazed Facade Elements
- Single Skin Facade
Solar Shading Strategy
- Both Static and Dynamic Exterior Shading
- Exterior Movable Louvers or Blinds
Is there natural ventilation through the facade?
Type of Ventilation Strategy
- Stack or Atrium-enabled
Relationship to Mechanical Systems
- Exclusive (no mechanical ventilation is possible)
Ventilation Operation Type
- BMS controlled without overrides
Ventilation Control Strategy
- Based on Both
Is daylight simulation part of the design process?
Was a carbon assesment of the facade conducted in the design phase?
Does the facade produce energy?
Does the facade have a dynamic U-value?
Active or Passive?