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NAIOP Names The Mark Best Office Tower and The Sanctuary Seattle Best Hospitality Venue of the Year

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The Mark in the Downtown Seattle skyline at dusk. Image cedit: Connie Zhou

Seattle, WA. (November 5, 2018) – The Washington chapter of commercial real estate group NAIOP named The Mark project the best office tower of the year and The Sanctuary the best hospitality venue of the year. Both the Mark and The Sanctuary are projects envisioned and developed by Daniels Real Estate and Stockbridge Capital. The awards were handed out this past Friday in Bellevue.

Daniels Real Estate, a Seattle based company, completed the two projects in late 2017 working with ZGF Architects on the overall project and Ron Wright Associates on the adaptive reuse of The Sanctuary, the oldest Byzantine style church in our nation. The Mark is Seattle’s first tower built on a quarter-block site, sharing the remainder with the historic Sanctuary Seattle and Rainier Club. Designed as a legacy office tower, it’s a striking addition to the downtown skyline with a faceted scheme that draws the eye upward creating a soft expression which avoids overpowering the historic scale of the adjacent buildings. Depending on the time of day, it also reflects the detail of both landmarked buildings at the tower’s base – paying homage to Seattle’s past and present.

The Mark is also Seattle’s first tower with column-free floors and floor-to-ceiling windows—more windows per square foot than in any other building in Seattle—to create light-soaked spaces for tenants and a future 189-room luxury hotel and spa. The office use was leased to F5 in 2017.

The Mark is physically connected to The Sanctuary, Seattle’s oldest downtown church that is now three-floors of sophisticated and customizable event space like no other in Seattle. It pairs century old architecture with modern design, by the renowned French designer Philippe Starck. With the only balcony bar in Seattle that can serve as its own event space, the Sanctuary Seattle can host up to 1,000 people.

“This is a great honor to Seattle’s past and future,” said Kevin Daniels, President of Daniels Real Estate. “Nothing about these two projects and their companion relationship to each other was easy but our mission at Daniels Real Estate is to combine preservation, sustainability and great architectural design to build stronger and vibrant communities. I think we succeeded with a lot of help from our preservation allies and a great design partnership lead by ZGF.”

For more information about The Sanctuary go to: thesanctuaryseattle.com

About Daniels Real Estate
Daniels Real Estate’s mission is to create places that help communities thrive. Combining preservation, sustainability, and great architectural design, their projects strive to provide a building block for stronger and more vibrant communities. With the same senior management team that redeveloped local Seattle iconic buildings such as The Sanctuary, Starbucks Center, Union Station, Frye Art Museum, Merrill Place, and currently St. Edward Seminary in Kenmore, the team has a depth of experience unapparelled in the Pacific Northwest with three National Preservation Awards, as well as many local and state awards for our work in historic preservation and reuse. www.DanielsRE.com

About ZGF
ZGF Architects is a design firm with an intentionally diverse portfolio including healthcare and research facilities, academic buildings, mixed-use developments, corporate campuses, museums, transportation facilities and ecodistricts. A practice with more than 600 professionals and offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City, and Vancouver BC, we have an ethos of collaboration, design excellence, stewardship of our natural and built environment, and exceptional client service. In addition to receiving more than 1,000 design awards, ZGF has been honored with the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award, recognized for “creatively transforming client needs and aspirations into elegant, inventive architectural form, and establishing a standard of excellence and expectation of quality to which other firms aspire.” http://www.zgf.com