Marriott at Town Center

Redmond, Washington

The Marriott at Redmond Town Center provides elegant lodging for the rapidly growing Redmond neighborhood near Microsoft. In addition to luxury hotel suites, the project includes structured parking, an amenities floor, a health club with spa, and retail. The project is nearby both Microsoft and Redmond Town Center, a major regional shopping destination.

The structure is cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned floor slabs. Seismic loads are carried by shear walls. The L-shaped structure is separated into two pieces by an expansion joint to improve seismic performance. The separate free standing parking structure is also cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned beams and columns.

Due the soft soils at the site, a rigorous site specific spectral seismic analysis was performed. This resulted in optimization of the respective structures, which was made simpler by the inherent flexibility and adaptability of concrete shearwalls.

Cast-in-place concrete resulted in an extremely efficient, economical, and versatile structural frame. The Marriott at Town Center will serve guests in a luxuriant manner for many years to come.