Project Profiles

SEATTLE HONDA AND TOYOTA SODO

Client: Miller-Nicholson, Inc.
Architect: zimmerray studios
Owner Representative: Falkin Associates
Location: Seattle, WA

Description: 405,000 sq. ft. new state-of-the-art automobile dealerships situated on a 2.6 acre site with 65 total service bays and 1,113 total parking stalls. The cast-in-place concrete structure is enclosed with a combination of glass, aluminum composite panels and pre-cast concrete. The project achieved LEED Gold with enhanced energy performance and utilizing local, recycled, and low-emitting materials.
"You promised me the best and you delivered! Without exception, Foushée far exceeded our loftiest expectations. When American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. both agreed to allow Miller-Nicholson to build dealership facilities for each respective manufacturer on the same property, we knew the project would be special. We just had no idea how special, or how complicated. As the only one of its kind in the United States, our facility has drawn accolades from across the car industry. While the facility is indeed remarkable, the real story may be the design and construction timeline that allowed just 18 months of construction due to expiring leases. The Foushée team members pulled off a minor miracle, pouring 500 cubic yards (50 truckloads) of concrete every Thursday for 30 weeks. The organization required was nothing short of monumental. One missed week could have jeopardized our entire schedule. The team didn't miss a week. Unforeseen issues further complicated an already impossible situation. Your team never once gave in and never once said it couldn't be done. On behalf of myself and co-workers, thank you. The facility is an unbelievable accomplishment. I couldn't be more proud of our building and of my relationship with Foushée. Let's start the next one soon!"
- Brad M. Miller, President, Miller-Nicholson