Building a Waffle on a Peat Bog

This apartment project won't get bogged down by the neighborhood's geology Rafn is pleased to be partnering once again with a local family on the development of a 5.5 acre urban village in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. The fourth project in this partnership is called Greenwood Town Center North…

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Spotlight : Congregations For The Homeless

Congregations For The Homeless (CFH) operates a winter men’s shelter in Bellevue as an emergency overnight shelter providing men with a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. Their staff also connects these men to vital resources, helping them toward security, stability, and independence. Due to the l…

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Procuring Best Vendor Pricing

Charming the Specialty Contractor/Vendor Community Did you know that a typical large construction project is 70-80 % subcontracted to specialty contractors and vendors, typically represented by over 50 different firms? Knowing this, it is clear that relationships do matter in the construction…

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Utilizing Technology in the Punch List Process

To make sure all final touches on any construction project are perfect a punch list process is essential. And when you have the square footage (240,000) and number of units (148) in a building like Mercy Magnuson Place, superior organization and communication are key. In just a few months, the Rafn…

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LuLu's Tusk Now on Display at the Burke

After an 8.5-foot long Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered at the bottom of the excavation for our AMLI South Lake Union 2 Apartments building, it has has been on quite an adventure. First, there were 2 days of careful excavation, then transportation to the Burke Museum at the University of…

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