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Feb 28, 2019

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LMN Architects Celebrates 40 Years in Practice

LMN ARCHITECTS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN PRACTICE

Seattle, Washington – February 27, 2019 – LMN Architects is pleased to celebrate 40 years of architecture, interior design, and urban design. The firm will be organizing several events to commemorate this significant anniversary and has recently established the LMN Architects Endowed Fellowship at the University of Washington.

LMN Architects Partners 2019, Seattle, Washington:
LMN Architects Seattle, Washington - Partners 2019
photo courtesy of LMN Architects

Since its 1979 founding in Seattle, Washington, LMN Architects has dedicated its practice to the health and vitality of communities of all scales. Internationally recognized for the planning and design of environments that elevate the social experience, the firm works across a diversity of project typologies, encompassing higher education facilities, science and technology, cultural venues, conference and convention centers, urban mixed-use projects, transportation, and other programs that celebrate community. Well known for design of both public and private projects that generously contribute to the broader civic experience, LMN’s unique and distinctive projects share a common approach to how they work for people – whether in a campus, city, neighborhood, or workplace.

Voxman Music Building:
The University of Iowa School of Music - Voxman Building
photo © Tim Griffith

Forty years ago, George Loschky, Judsen Marquardt, and John Nesholm envisioned a practice devoted to the public realm. Innovative design inquiry and collaboration have continued to drive the core practice, and the firm is now composed of architects, interior designers, urban planners, computer scientists, and specialists committed to advancing the principles that define LMN’s philosophy of practice.

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts:
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
photo © Andy Crawford

Today LMN Architects is led by partners John Chau, Sam Miller, Walt Niehoff, Wendy Pautz, Mark Reddington, George Shaw, Stephen Van Dyck, and Rafael Viñoly-Menendez, and employs 150 professionals. The quality of LMN’s work has been recognized with nearly 300 national and international design awards, including the prestigious 2016 National Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering:
Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering
photo © Tim Griffith

The firm’s commitment to civic life has been a strong force in helping shape the city of Seattle, exploring the potential of architecture to strengthen the cultural identity and create sustainable places that bring people together around civic life. LMN has designed 240 projects and delivered more than 100 projects in the Seattle metropolitan area, including many of the landmark projects that define its cultural life.

Vancouver Convention Center West:
Vancouver Convention Center West
photo © Nic Lehoux

Significant Seattle projects include Benaroya Hall; McCaw Hall; MOHAI; Seattle Asian Art Museum; numerous planning and design assignments for Sound Transit including the recently competed station at UW; various projects at the University of Washington such as PACAAR Hall and Dempsey Hall at the Foster School of Business, and the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. LMN also designed the Seattle Central Library in a joint venture with the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

The University of Iowa School of Music – Voxman Building:
Voxman Music Building by LMN Architects at University of Iowa
photo © Tim Griffith

Current and recently completed projects in Seattle include the new Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown; the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington; the Washington State Convention Center Expansion, currently under construction; and the Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion on the new waterfront, currently in design.

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts:
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts building
photo © Mark Menjivar

Museum of History & Industry:
Museum of History & Industry
photo courtesy of architects

Asian Art Museum Renovation & Expansion:
Asian Art Museum Renovation & Expansion
photo courtesy of architects

Hyatt Regency Seattle:
Hyatt Regency Seattle
photo © Tim Griffith

Hyatt Regency Seattle:
Hyatt Regency Seattle hotel
photo © Tim Griffith

Sound Transit University of Washington Station:
Sound Transit University of Washington Station
photo © Kevin Scott

Sound Transit University of Washington Station:
Sound Transit University of Washington Station building
photo © Kevin Scott

LMN firm members frequently contribute to community dialogue that addresses Seattle’s most pressing civic and cultural issues, and the firm also contributes time and expertise to civic task force commissions and industry organizations. LMN believes that sharing responsibility for the public engagement with architecture is an important obligation of the profession. Firm members are known for extensive participation in national, regional, and local architecture programs.

Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion:
Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion
photo courtesy of architects

The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the design of highly sustainable buildings, with numerous awards for environmentally sensitive design. LMN Tech Studio, the firm’s in-house research and development lab, builds on this commitment to green architecture through digital applications that streamline design, fabrication and construction processes.

Washington State Convention Center Addition:
Washington State Convention Center Addition
photo © Kevin Scott

Washington State Convention Center Addition:
Washington State Convention Center Addition interior
photo © Kevin Scott

The firm embraces the growing complexity and diversity of facility programs, collaborators, and project delivery methods. Throughout its history of designing community-focused projects, LMN has perfected collaborative models that expand the effectiveness of multifaceted, nontraditional teams. The work embodies a multidisciplinary, team-based approach, and the firm has employed this philosophy through more than 100 architecture collaborators on projects throughout North America.

Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering:
Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering USA
photo © Tim Griffith

LMN Architects has worked in 34 States as well as locations in Canada, and is a leader in developing the tools of architectural practice required to produce projects that support smart, sustainable, cities. The firm has successfully completed more than 700 projects across North America, including the double LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver, Canada; Cleveland Convention Center & Civic Core in Cleveland, Ohio; Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas; and the Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Cleveland Convention Center & Civic Core:
Cleveland Convention Center & Civic Core
photo © Ed LaCasse

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of LMN Architects, the firm is proud to announce the creation of the LMN Architects Endowed Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. The UW Department of Architecture embodies a distinct culture in response to the increasingly global character of modern practice, as reflected in its diverse international programs. Through this new fellowship, LMN will support graduate students and future leaders in architecture focused on women and/or students of color typically underrepresented in the field of architecture.

Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion:
Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion USA
photo courtesy of architects

The firm’s ongoing dedication to communities at all scales is underscored by its important, iconic work across the Puget Sound region and beyond, while its continuing efforts to advance the design and construction industry will have far-reaching effects for decades to come.

Vancouver Convention Center West:
Vancouver Convention Center West building
photo © PWL Partnership

For more information on the work of LMN Architects, please visit lmnarchitects.com

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