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Aug 8, 2019
New Bridges in Washington

Jul 8, 2019
Harvard-Belmont Residence Renovation, Seattle Mansion

Jul 6, 2019
Stone Solar Studio West Seattle, NODE Prefab

Jul 4, 2019
Trailbend Taproom, Washington

Jun 1, 2019
Seattle Fire Station 5
Architects: Bassetti Architects
Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building
photography : Moris Moreno

Seattle Fire Station 5 Building
A mid-century modern beacon along Seattle’s waterfront, Fire Station 5 is a distinctive and recognizable fixture along this busy waterway.

May 28, 2019
Ben Bridge Jewelers

May 2, 2019
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School
Architecture: LMN Architects
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School Washington
photography : Lara Swimmer

Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School Building
This project continues the evolution of this urban school and provides a new middle school program configured vertically to leverage the limited site, enhance pedagogical principles, and connect with adjacent school buildings and the neighborhood.

Apr 18, 2019
Orcas Island Retreat, San Juan Islands
Design: DeForest Architects
Orcas Island Retreat Washington
photo : Tim Bies

San Juan Islands Building
A young couple asked DeForest Architects to help create “a place to share with friends, a place for adventure and exploring, being a kid again, cooking together, experiencing nature and being part of something bigger.”

Apr 11, 2019
Downtown Seattle Hotel, 808 Howell Street, Seattle, Washington 98101
Architecture: LMN Architects
Downtown Seattle Hotel Building
photo : Tim Griffith

Downtown Seattle Hotel Building
This full-service hotel and meetings venue managed by Hyatt Hotels is composed of 1,260 rooms, and numerous amenities including ballrooms and restaurants. The design synthesizes a variety of urban influences and scales into a mixed-use architectural collage inspired by its position at the intersection of Seattle’s primary commercial and high-rise residential neighborhood.

Mar 26, 2019
Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington in Seattle, WA
Design: LMN Architects
New Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington in Seattle
photo : Tim Griffith

Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington in Seattle

Feb 11, 2019
Pike Place Market Front
Architects: The Miller Hull Partnership
Pike Place Market Front Seattle Building
photographer : Lara Swimmer

Pike Place Market Front Building
Since its opening at the turn of the 20th century, Pike Place Market has become a pillar of Seattle’s urban fabric. More than just a public market, this neighborhood turned historic district is home to farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents, each an integral part of the area’s history and character.

Jan 14, 2019
Hillside Sanctuary, San Juan Islands, Washington
Architects: Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
San Juan Islands Building Washington
photograph : Kevin Scott

San Juan Islands Building
The owner of this property came to Hoedemaker Pfeiffer looking for a personal retreat inspired by a treasured stone and wood home lost to fire decades earlier in the hills of Appalachia.

Dec 1, 2018
goCstudio architecture + design wins 2018 AIA Emerging Architect Award
goCstudio Architects Seattle
photo : Juan Benavides
Seattle-based goCstudio architecture + design, best known for its innovative work and collaborations with artists and craftsmen, receives the 2018 Emerging Firm Award from the Northwest and Pacific Region Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Nov 23, 2018
Hotel Thompson Seattle – 100 Stewart Hotel and Apartments, Seattle, WA 98101
Design: Olson Kundig Architects
Hotel Thompson Seattle - 100 Stewart Hotel and Apartments
image courtesy of architecture office

Hotel Thompson Seattle Building
Sited between the historic Pike Place Market District and Seattle’s rapidly developing downtown financial district, the project is also positioned at a major axial grid shift where First Avenue bends to meet the city’s topography.

Oct 28, 2018
Beach Drive Waterfront Studio, Camano Island, WA
Design: Designs Northwest Architects
Beach Drive Waterfront Studio on Camano Island Washington
photo : Lucas Henning

The Studios Building
This new Washington property is a 1,100 sqft hideaway residence situated on the east side of Camano Island.

Oct 28, 2018
Lobster Boat House
Design: chadbourne + doss architects
Lobster Boat House in Seattle
photo : Benjamin Benschneider

Lobster Boat House in Seattle
The Lobster Boat is a metaphor for a house that is economical, purposeful, and durable. Located on a dense urban shoreline site, this residence strives to celebrate its location while providing privacy to its family.

Sep 26, 2018
The Studios, Times Square Building
Design: Graham Baba Architects
The Studios in Seattle
photo : Lara Swimmer Photography

The Studios Building
Crisp modern insertions, such as the office which appears to float above one of the dance studios the office is accessed via a step ladder are rendered in simple, geometric forms. The custom-designed front desk is made from powder-coated steel and topped with large slabs of maple.

Aug 26, 2018
Pike Place Marketfront Seattle, 1901 Western Avenue
Design: The Miller Hull Partnership
Pike Place Marketfront building Seattle
photo courtesy of Chicago Athenaeum

Pike Place Marketfront Building

Aug 26, 2018
Wild Ginger, Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
Design: SkB Architects
Wild Ginger at Lincoln Square, Bellevue restaurant
photograph : Jeremy Bittermann

Wild Ginger at Lincoln Square, Bellevue

Aug 25, 2018
Holland America Group Headquarters, 450 3rd Ave West
Design: SkB Architects
Holland America Group Headquarters in Seattle office building
photography : Jeremy Bittermann

Holland America Group Headquarters in Seattle
To bring Holland America Group’s brands into closer alignment and increase operational efficiencies, the company sought to consolidate operations within a single facility in a five-story, 150,000-sqft building near Seattle’s waterfront,

Aug 14, 2018
Space Needle Renewal
Refurbishment Design: Olson Kundig

This 605 ft tall tower complete with rotating restaurant has been refurbished.

It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair to designs by architects John Graham Jr. (top part) and Victor Steinbrueck( base).

Titled “The Century Project”, the $100 m project included simplifcation of the architecture and an introduction of much more glazing.

Seattle Space Needle Building
photograph by Seattle City Council from Seattle – 2016 LGBTQ Pride Parade, CC0,

The Observation Deck experience has been augmented with floor-to-ceiling glass to provide expansive360-degree views of the Puget Sound.

The 500-foot level has been redesigned to include a revolving glass floor revealing downward views of the tower’s structure.

Seattle Space Needle tower
photograph by Pamjunipero – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

The tower is a locally designated landmark, thus all changes required approval from the eleven-member local landmarks board.

Seattle Space Needle Building

Aug 3, 2018
Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound region, Washington
Design: Les Eerkes of Eerkes Architects ; Architect of Record: Olson Kundig
Scavenger Studio, Puget Sound building
photography : Benjamin Benschneider

Scavenger Studio on Puget Sound
Scavenger Studio is a 914-square-foot studio designed for an artist/activist. The little structure is situated in the woods in rural Washington state, and was built using as much free-cycled material as possible.

Aug 1, 2018
Bruciato Pizzeria and Bar, Bainbridge Island
Design: Eerkes Architects
Bruciato Pizzeria and Bar on Bainbridge Island Seattle
photography : Kevin Scott

Bruciato Pizzeria and Bar on Bainbridge Island
Located a short ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, this is James Beard Award-nominated Chef Brendan McGill’s latest pizzeria and bar. Designed by Les Eerkes of Eerkes Architects, the restaurant’s 2,100-sqft space originally served as a hardware store.

Jun 19, 2018
Whidbey Artists’ Retreat, Whidbey Island, WA
Architects: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline
Artists Retreat on Whidbey Island
photography : Steve Keating

Artists’ Retreat on Whidbey Island
Nestled into a second growth cedar forest on a 10 acre Whidbey Island parcel, this project consists of two artist’s studios, a house and a garage. These buildings are carefully arrayed around the site’s high point, each focused outward toward a distinct view of the adjacent cedars, gullies and small meadow.

Jun 14, 2018
Bailer Hill Residence, Friday Harbor, Washington
Architects: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline
Bailer Hill Residence in Friday Harbor
photography : Eirik Johnson

Residence at Friday Harbor
Anchored to a rocky slope and looking out over expansive water views, this house is the expression of the clients’ desire to connect to both the immediate landscape and the view beyond. Cascading organically down the hill, the house remains firmly rooted to the earth even as it rises high above the ground.

Jun 8, 2018
Dexter Yard, South Lake Union
Design: SkB Architects
Dexter Yard, South Lake Union, Seattle
image courtesy of architects

Dexter Yard, South Lake Union
A new 540,000-sqft building in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington (USA).

Jun 5, 2018
Stubbs Residence, Beacon Hill
Architects: Architecture Building Culture
Stubbs Residence in Seattle
photography : Benjamin Benschneider and Architecture Building Culture

Residence in Beacon Hill
The key tectonic focus of the project was the cedar rain screen. Through a series of rigorous detail refinements and material modulations, it seamlessly transitions from a normative cladding system to a veil-like screen.

Apr 24, 2018
Seattle Fire Station 32
Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Seattle Fire Station 32 in Washington
photo : Nic Lehoux

Seattle Fire Station 32 Building
City of Seattle Fire Station 32 is an 18,000-square-foot facility located in the heart of the fast-growing West Seattle Alaska Junction neighborhood. This centrally located station houses Engine Company 32, Ladder Company 11, Medic Unit 32, and Battalion Chief 7 serving West Seattle.

Apr 8, 2018
Key Center Lobby Reposition, Bellevue, Washington
Design: SkB Architects
Key Center Lobby Reposition, Bellevue Interior
photo : Spencer Lowell

Key Center Lobby Bellevue Building
Following the purchase of the 23-story Key Center, the new building owners quickly determined the need to update the common areas of the building which had grown tired since the building’s completion in 2000.

Apr 7, 2018
Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center
Design: LMN Architects
Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, Seattle
photo : Jeremy Bittermann

Federal Way PAEC Seattle Building
The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC) puts cultural arts at the heart of urban vitality, establishing a core identity and focal point for a rapidly growing, richly diverse community.

Apr 5, 2018
Tommy Bahama HQ
Design: SkB Architects
Tommy Bahama HQ Seattle Building
image from architecture office

Tommy Bahama HQ
When Tommy Bahama first moved to the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle in 2005, it had fewer than 200 employees occupying roughly 78,000-square-feet of space. With a headcount now twice that, designing and building a commercial interior that not only accommodated this tremendous progress, but also stayed true to their core values as a company was at the forefront of the project team’s vision.

Mar 29, 2018
Queen Anne House
Design: Collaborative Companies
Queen Anne House in Seattle
photograph : Vicaso

Queen Anne House in Seattle
The homeowners of a lower Queen Anne home had a uniquely sloped lot featuring various levels providing enough space for a 4,350 square foot house and a large back yard. They approached the Seattle based design-build team at Collaborative Companies to create a layout that took advantage of the incredible city views.

Feb 5, 2018
North Transfer Station, Wallingford-Fremont
New NTS building – LEED Gold–certified – by architects Mahlum — Mark Cork, principal in charge; Anne Schopf, design principal; Pierce McVey, project designer; Duncan Davidson, project manager; Luke Pulliam, project architect.
Consultants include Parametrix, LPD Engineering (civil); Integrated Design Engineers, CDM Smith (structural, hazmat); Greenbusch Group (m/p,acoustics); Triunity Engineering & Management (electrical); HBB Landscape Architecture (landscape); Gordon Environmental (solid waste)
General contractor was Lydig Construction and the Client was Seattle Public Utilities.
The facility consists of two low-slung concrete buildings either side of a weigh-scale yard. The main structure comprises a 57,000-sqft tipping and transfer floor, an administrative block, and a lower level for compacting and collection.

Jan 31, 2018
The Spheres – Amazon HQ addition
The latest addition to Amazon’s $4 billion Seattle headquarters opened this week. The Spheres, three conjoined glass bubbles designed by NBBJ, provide the company’s employees with a ‘cloud forest’. Five levels of unorthodox workspaces—from a tree house meeting room, complete with bouncy bridge, to deck chair recliners that imply their own pool—climb through a lush green habitat of more than 40,000 plants, including two densely verdant living walls, a forty-foot-high Australian tree fern, and an 18-ton ficus.

Dec 30, 2017
West Mercer Residence, Mercer Island, Washington
Design: Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects (SKL Architects)
West Mercer Residence, Lake Washington house
photograph : Tim Bies

Mercer Island Residence
Built for a busy family, this residence nestles into its hillside location along the shores of Lake Washington.

New Seattle Houses
Brook Bay Residence, Mercer Island
photo : Benjamin Benschneider

Aug 31, 2018
Kati Restaurant
Architecture: goCstudio
Kati Restaurant in Seattle
photo : Aaron Leitz Photography

Kati Restaurant Seattle

Dec 8, 2017
COR Cellars Winery Complex in Washington
Design: goCstudio Architects
COR Cellars Winery Complex in Lyle
photo : Kevin Scott Photography

COR Cellars Winery Complex in Lyle
The 5,200-sqft space surrounds a protected exterior courtyard that becomes the heart of the project and welcomes visitors into the new tasting room.

Nov 4, 2017
400 Fairview Building, Seattle
Design: SkB Architects with Kendall/Heaton Associates
400 Fairview Seattle building
photo : Magda Biernat

400 Fairview Building in Seattle
At thirteen stories and 337,000-sqft, this mixed-use building was conceived as a catalyst for urban engagement. The nature of development in the urban realm is changing from buildings that are predominantly single-purpose structures into multi-use destinations and connected communities—and 400 Fairview embodies this change.

Oct 3, 2017
Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room, Chelan, Washington
Design: SkB Architects
Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan
photo : Benjamin Benschneider

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan, Washington
Rocky Pond Winery is designed to bring a heightened sense of awareness to the winery’s story and their wines. The 2,000-sqft tasting room serves as a sophisticated venue in which to relax and celebrate the experience of wine, while staying true to the humble, agricultural surroundings of the area.

Sep 30, 2017
UW Link Station for Sound Transit, 3720 Montlake Blvd NE
Design: LMN Architects
University of Washington Link Station for Sound Transit Seattle building
photo : Kevin Scott

University of Washington Link Station for Sound Transit Building
More than a light rail station, the project adds multiple facets to the urban fabric at the intersection of Montlake Boulevard and Pacific Street.

Aug 17, 2017
KEXP Headquarters
Design: SkB Architects
KEXP Headquarters
photograph : Jeremy Bittermann

KEXP Headquarters Building
Located in what was originally a temporary exhibition hall for the 1962 World’s Fair, the now landmarked building has been reborn as a light-filled global music hub, complete with music library, live performance spaces, DJ booths, open office workstations and the first-ever coffee retail concept for noted Italian espresso machine maker La Marzocco.

Jun 18, 2017
Washington Fruit and Produce Co. Headquarters in Yakima
Design: Graham Baba Architects
Washington Fruit and Produce Co. Headquarters, Yakima
photograph : Kevin Scott

Washington Fruit and Produce Co. Headquarters Building
Agriculture is the dominating influence in Yakima, where good volcanic soil, sunny days, and irrigation from the Yakima River support the area’s many fruit orchards. The area is a leader nationally in value of agricultural products sold.

May 12, 2017
Charles Smith Wines Jet City, 1136 S Albro Pl, Seattle, WA
Design: Olson Kundig, Architects
Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle
photo : Kevin Scott and Nic Lehoux

Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle Building
Originally constructed to house a Dr. Pepper bottling plant and later a recycling center, the design of the new Charles Smith Wines Jet City preserves much of the building’s hard-won industrial patina.

Apr 20, 2017
Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle
Design: WATG, Architects
Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle
images courtesy of WATG, Architects

Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle
The mixed-use development by WATG that will be the Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle, Washington, USA totalling nearly 950,000 sqft, resides at the intersection of an up-and-coming neighborhood and an established downtown core.

Computer Science and Engineering Building at the University of Washington
Design: LMN Architects
University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Building
image courtesy of architects

Computer Science and Engineering Building

Asian Art Museum in Seattle Building Expansion
Design: LMN Architects
Asian Art Museum in Seattle Building
design rendering courtesy of LMN Architects

Asian Art Museum in Seattle Building Expansion

Bainbridge Island Gateway

Bezos Center for Innovation

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