The company was founded in October 2008 by Arlan Collins and Mark Woerman, Principals at CollinsWoerman, a leading Seattle architecture firm. The central idea behind SLI is to take advantage of the repetitive nature of multi-housing and hotel units by developing a catalogue of factory-made component parts (structural steel pieces, wall and floor panels, etc.) that can be trucked to the project site and assembled to create the finished building. Key target metrics include:
Here’s how a SLI building comes together. All site-related activities are constructed conventionally. This includes site work, utilities, foundations, garages, podiums, etc. The SLI system is then erected in sequence, including structural steel, floor panels and wall panels. Skilled trades comprise finish teams charged with making plumbing and electrical connections; installing cabinets, lighting, appliances; and installing wall, ceiling and floor finishes.
Our focus is “gateway” urban markets and buildings 8-40 stories. Product verticals include luxury and market rate apartments, condominiums, workforce housing, hotels, senior residences and university housing. Customers are investors and long-term asset owners: REIT’s, pension funds, insurance companies, private equity firms, colleges and universities, sovereign funds, and private family entities.
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