WIC Week Profile: Estimator Sharaya Hays

By: Lewis Team
As a high schooler on summer break in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, it wasn’t unusual to find Sharaya Hays laying on the grass in her backyard, sketching houses and floor plans on graph paper. She was sure she’d be an architect. Her passion for design could be traced to her dad, Cam, who owned… read more

WIC Week Profile: Site Safety Coordinator Adriana Mendoza

By: Lewis Team
As an undergrad at Washington State University, Adriana Mendoza majored in kinesiology with the aim of becoming a physical therapist. But an internship at a PT clinic her senior year in the Tri-Cities opened her eyes to underlying safety challenges across a variety of industries. She'd see many repeat patients—often from the same construction sites—dealing… read more

Deploying Dusty, Lewis’ Robotic Layout Sidekick

By: Lewis Team
Dusty, our robotic layout sidekick, returned to action last week at a corporate client’s office TI in Redmond, Wash. Dusty used a digital model to print wall layouts directly onto the project floor in one pass, with markings to guide our framing, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trade partners during their scopes of work.  Automating… read more

Building While Caring: Minimizing Construction Impacts in an Active ED

By: Ben McLean, Communications Specialist
Lewis is midway through a 57,000-square-foot emergency department (ED) renovation project at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (PSV) in Portland, Oregon. The project involves expanding the patient room count from 52 beds to 72. It also includes a new and improved imaging department, universal exam rooms, the relocation of the behavioral health unit and the… read more

North Eugene High School and the Modern Learning Environment

By: Elsa Manning, Senior Marketing Specialist
Many of us were lucky to have ample windows in our schools growing up. Windows allow natural light and make classrooms and common areas feel more open, which has been proven to support learning and boost mental health. In recent years, the trend toward better daylighting has become a must-have in today’s learning environments. Research… read more

Press Release: Renewing Our Commitment to Downtown Portland

By: Lewis Team
PORTLAND, Ore. – Lease Crutcher Lewis (Lewis) has signed a long-term lease extension for over 10 years at the Culver Building on the corner of Southwest 12th and Alder, where the company currently occupies 15,500 square feet of office space across three floors. Additionally, Lewis will be expanding its footprint into the building’s remaining 2,000… read more

Seven Key Factors for Assessing New Office Space

By: Jeremy Callas, Project Executive
Office demand in the Seattle, Bellevue and Portland markets continues to shift. Evolving work-from-home policies, combined with different market conditions, mean that many companies are reassessing their space requirements. In markets where vacancy rates are up, companies have more choices when it comes to relocating or building out a new space. With more options available… read more

New Rebar Coupler System Allows Interior Buildouts to Start Sooner

By: Lewis Team
At Trammell Crow Company's 1916 Boren, we're using a new rebar coupler system to eliminate leave-out strips, allowing us to start interior buildouts more quickly. This marks the first time the system has been used in Washington state. With typical concrete pours, large slabs are separated by unfilled strips—called pour strips—to accommodate concrete shrinkage during… read more

Reflecting on Obliteride 2023

By: Lewis Team
With a steady rain falling and the days getting ever shorter, it's hard to believe that Obliteride was held on a balmy weekend just four months ago. In addition to those on the Lewis & Friends team who took to their bikes, walked, ran, donated, or otherwise participated, 23 volunteers also helped make the day… read more

Two Higher-Ed Projects Leveraging Progressive-Design Build

By: Lewis Team
The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce recently featured a pair of Lewis projects in the publication's annual Higher Education special section. Opening this winter quarter, Innovation Hall is set to be the first academic building in the nation shared by a university (University of Washington-Bothell) and a college (Cascadia College). Writing in the DJC, Lewis'… read more

Helping Diverse Subcontractors Clear More Hurdles

By: Lewis Team
During Construction Inclusion Week 2023, Lewis’ Jay Sorensen authored a piece in the Seattle DJC about how recent collaborations with Ahora Construction and Professional Lath and Plaster have helped us better understand some of the biggest barriers to MBE participation. One of the overarching reasons is this: companies like theirs don't often get treated like… read more

Tilting Up Wall Panels at Terminal 106

By: Lewis Team
In September, Crutcher Structures crews began erecting concrete tilt-up wall panels by the dozen at Terminal 106, a two-story warehouse and distribution center being built for Trammell Crow Company just south of downtown Seattle. Within two weeks, about two-thirds of the project’s 156 exterior panels were installed. Each panel was first cast on site and… read more

Lewis Foundation 2023 Scholarship Winner: Edgar Conde

By: Lewis Team
At first, Edgar Conde didn’t envision a life in construction. Hailing from a family entrenched in the industry, he had big plans to become a mechanical engineer and work on cars, a passion only second to soccer. But even the best-made plans change. The further into his college career, the more Edgar was drawn to… read more

Building a High-Performing Life Science Team

By: Coriann Presser, Life Science Market Director
As career builders, few things faze Lease Crutcher Lewis’ life science team. Architectural concrete, cGMP spaces, below-grade research suites with highly sensitive vibration requirements, interstitial floors packed with enough MEP infrastructure to service a small village—we’ve built that. At the same time, we acknowledge that life science projects are tough. From coordinating lab benches and… read more