Creating Sustainable Mixed-Use Buildings

Graphite believes in weaving sustainability into every decision we make as architects, planners, and designers. Whether in pursuit of sustainable development bonuses, reducing carbon emissions, optimizing operational consumption of water and energy, or building infrastructure to support carbon-free transportation.
Your goals are Graphite's goals.
Mixed-Use Buildings
Density delivers sustainability. The closer things are, the less energy is used, the more resources are saved, and the fewer emissions it takes to get from one place to another.
Living Building Pilot
We explore opportunities to pursue added height and building area over baseline development models. These development bonuses provide real returns on investment for substantial sustainability upgrades.
Through the design process, we lead the team on a path of discovery. We collectively listen to all parties as the team develops strategies to achieve sustainability goals. At Graphite, we believe in strategies that leverage more area and diverse uses while reducing material, waste, and emissions.
We believe in the triple bottom line to optimize People, Planet, and Profit.
Adaptive Re-Use
Mary's Place Family Shelter converted six stories of Class A commercial office into a temporary shelter for hundreds of families in the Denny Regrade neighborhood.
Mass Timber
Graphite is equipped with knowledge and expertise on Mass Timber construction. We know the code and design variables, the speed of construction, and understand the value in the market of this exciting alternative to steel or concrete construction.
Our portfolio includes LEED Gold, Salmon Safe, and Fitwel certified buildings, and our knowledge of Living Building strategies and LEED Platinum takes our certification expertise further.
We have delivered 5.5 million square feet of LEED Gold Certified buildings.
Mixed-Use Districts
Explore the Denny Regrade neighborhood, home to a variety of densely planned uses that provide a sustainable solution, becoming in the process the new, energized hub of the city.


We seek to align sustainable design practices with the right clients as they grow and pursue their own environmental goals in their services, stores, and operations