• Photo courtesy of Lara Swimmer.

Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cardinal Union Building

Seattle, WA

Project Categories

K-12 education

Business Type

K-12 academic building


65,500 square feet


LMN Architects


Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences

Special features

  • Pursuing an Energy Use Index (EUI) of 25 or lower
  • 20 - 35% energy savings over code
  • 50% water savings over code
  • Operable windows for passive cooling
  • 100% dedicated outdoor air system with heat recovery provides excellent indoor air quality
  • Rainwater reclamation provides water for flushing toilets
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures reduce water usage
  • Adjustable lighting control system reduces energy use
  • Designed to LEED Gold equivalent

Media Coverage

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