2020 AIA Seattle Honor Awards for Washington Architecture

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HONOR AWARDS The Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is AIA Seattle’s annual marquee program, drawing hundreds of attendees to an event of unique rigor and breadth. This nationally-recognized program provides an important opportunity for the design community to share and celebrate its achievements among practitioners and with the community at-large. Award winners are revealed for the first time at the live event. This year is AIA Seattle’s 70th Annual Honor Awards, with the first ever virtual program and accompanying publication.

For more information about the AIA Seattle Honor Awards program or to download a PDF of this catalogue, visit: aiaseattle.org/honorawards2020

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COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS Kevin Snook AIA Ming-Lee Yuan AIA COMMITTEE Andy Morison Carol Waterbeck Christopher Butler AIA Cody Lodi AIA Ed Sozinho Eric Petersen Garrett Reynolds AIA Hilary Schanck AIA Kailin Gregga AIA MacKenzie Cotters Michael Vander Ploeg Siyu Qu Assoc. AIA Susan McNabb AIA Tim Richey Tom Lawrence AIA LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION Trevor Dykstra AIA SEATTLE STAFF Annalee Shum Bray Hayden Connor Descheemaker Hayden Furmanek Kirsten Smith Kris Kohl Kristen Lound Lisa Richmond Hon. AIA Madison Eggerding Megan Harmon Zoe Guckenheimer

Special thanks to Cassie Blair for her exceptional work on this program over the last four years.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Note from our Co-chairs.....................................................................................................................04 Submission + Award Categories....................................................................................................06 All Submitted Projects List...............................................................................................................08 Jury Considerations + Criteria..........................................................................................................12 Award of Honor.........................................................................................................................................14 Burke Museum of Natural History Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center Hugo House Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats Energy in Design Award......................................................................................................................32 The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design Award of Merit..........................................................................................................................................40 Blakely Elementary School Byrd Barr Place Lincoln High School Louisiana Children’s Museum Past Present Future: A Tense Balance Staying Power The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design Honorable Mention................................................................................................................................56 Ainsworth & Dunn (A&D) / 10 Clay Goldendale State Park Observatory Little House/Big Shed Olympic High School Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Classroom Building Seattle Asian Art Museum Seattle City Light Denny Substation The Kenmore Hangar Young Voices Selection.......................................................................................................................74 Seattle City Light Denny Substation Special Thanks to Our Sponsors.....................................................................................................78 Credits........................................................................................................................................................102

NOTE FROM OUR CO-CHAIRS On behalf of the Honor Awards Committee, we hope you are staying well, taking care, and taking action. In the midst of a public health cris and critical reckonings with systemic racism, we are wary to suggest in any simple terms that design solves problems. And yet, we believe in AIA Seattle’s vision of a culture of design that fosters equitable, resilient, and thriving communities. It has been a challenging year for a lot of us, and while there have been new obstacles to overcome, the field of architecture continues to move ahead, continuing to address inclusion, climate requirements, and making our world a beautiful place. The practice of architecture in our region enjoys a well-established legacy of curiosity, creativity, and a drive for design excellence. We share an exhaustive pursuit of ideas that are both human and humane, that create beauty and promote equity, that dissolve barriers to unify our communities. The Honor Awards is the platform to recognize the full body – and the very best – of our collective design work. We are here to celebrate, not only the end-product of design, but also the influences and stories behind it. To frame the evaluation goals from our region, AIA Seattle has carefully crafted a set of considerations that we believe define a foundation for design excellence and address important issues in our community. The jury then weighs these considerations with their own personal and collective criteria, informing their deliberation and their decision-making process. We had over 100 submissions this year, categorized into three groups: Built, Conceptual, and in its third year, Research and Innovation. The jury evaluated submissions and their award selections were assigned to the following award categories: Award of Honor, Award of Merit, Honorable Mention, and in its fifth year, the Energy in Design Award. Additionally, this year’s young voices gathered to deliberate and make their Young Voices Selection.


As we strengthen our collective commitment to building performance within the context of a changing climate, resource scarcity, and sustainable communities, AIA Seattle is pleased to once again commend the qualified built projects that have made significant strides in energy reduction while also maintaining the highest level of design excellence. To bring you this Honor Awards program, a dedicated committee of volunteers have invested countless hours during the past year setting up our newly christened virtual program to ensure its success. Thank you, committee! We’d also like to recognize the efforts of the staff at our AIA chapter. We are truly fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated team. We would like to offer a special “thank you” to Cassie Blair and Zoe Guckenheimer for helping guide the Honor Awards Committee. Most importantly, we’d like to thank our amazingly talented jury, Marsha, Pascale, and Tatiana for generously donating their valuable time. Their contributions reflect the passion that our community has for design excellence. We are grateful to have had them with their diverse backgrounds and experiences represented on the jury. The depth of review, the inspiring discourse, and the careful consideration they gave to every project was extraordinary. Finally, we want to thank you, the greater Seattle Design Community. Your creativity, transformative innovation, and remarkable attention to craft have a global impact. We are all here to celebrate you!

- Kevin Snook + Ming Yuan 2020 Honor Awards Committee Co-Chairs


SUBMISSION CATEGORIES Each year, the AIA Seattle Honor Awards program seeks submissions in the categories of BUILT, CONCEPTUAL, and RESEARCH & INNOVATION, three categories that encompass and celebrate the forefront of Washington architectural design. While BUILT projects are elible for all awards, CONCEPTUAL and RESEARCH & INNOVATION projects are only eligible for the Award of Merit and Honorable Mention.




Recognizes a diversity of built project scales, from smaller human-scaled work (i.e. installations) to traditional building-scaled work (i.e. residential or institutional projects) to larger civic-scaled plans (i.e. TOD developments)

Recognizes the unbuilt projects that inspire us, further our understanding of design, and encourage our creative exploration of the built environment

RESEARCH & INNOVATION Recognizes projects, componenets, or processes that make forward-thinking advancements in the profession through innovative and well-researched design solutions.

AWARD CATEGORIES The AIA Seattle Honor Awards recognizes four levels of achievement: AWARD OF HONOR Represents the highest level of achievement AWARD OF MERIT Represents exceptional achievement HONORABLE MENTION Represents distinguished achievement ENERGY IN DESIGN AWARD Represents a balance of design achievement and exemplary energy performance

+ YOUNG VOICES SELECTION Initiated in 2018, the Young Voices Selection (YVS) program aims to elevate and engage the voices of young designers through direct participation and representation in AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture. Three young designers, nominated by firm leaders within AIA Seattle’s Firm Network and selected by the Honor Awards Committee, are given the opportunity to review, deliberate, and select ONE Built project submission. This chosen project, the “Young Voices Selection,” is then recognized at the (virtual) live event. This year’s young voices were… Higinio Turrubiates, Assoc. AIA | Integrus Architecture Marquesa Figueroa, Assoc. AIA | SRG Partnership Molly Evans, Assoc. AIA | Olson Kundig


ALL SUBMITTED PROJECTS BUILT 333 Dexter | The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP Ainsworth & Dunn (A&D) / 10 Clay | Weinstein A+U Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge | Graham Baba Architects Amazon Block 21 and Mary’s Place Family Center | Graphite Design Group ANOHA--The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin | Olson Kundig Bear Creek Basecamp | CAST architecture Beaverton School District Elementary Prototype | DLR Group BEECON/BEACON | VIA Architecture Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering | LMN Architects Blakely Elementary School | Mithun BRIDGE WAY / INSPIRE APARTMENTS | PUBLIC47 Architects Buck Mountain | Heliotrope Architects Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture | Olson Kundig Catalyst Building | MGA | Michael Green Architecture Cedar Speedster | Weber Thompson Center for Coastal and Deltaic Solutions | Perkins + Will Center for Novel Therapeutics | Perkins + Will citizenM Hotel Seattle South Lake Union | Gensler Civic Hotel | Wittman Estes Clover Park Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology | Mithun Clyde Hill Atrium House | Metrica Coral’s Cottage | Best Practice Architecture Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center | Signal Architecture + Research Courtyard House | mwworks architecture + design COVID-19 Response Sites | DLR Group Downtown Seattle Hotel | LMN Architects


Everett Grand Avenue Park Bridge | LMN Architects Fair Isle Brewing | Jeunesse Architects Gear Loft | Johnston Architects Goldendale State Park Observatory | Patano Studio Architecture Head to the skies | Juliette Dubroca, Central Collective Hugo House | NBBJ i3 Illumina Campus | Perkins + Will Joyco Offices | Métrica Kirkland House | Métrica Knight Cancer Research Building | SRG Partnership, Inc. Lincoln High School | Bassetti Architects Little House/Big Shed | David M. Van Galen, AIA Loom House | The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP Louisiana Children’s Museum | Mithun Luna Apartments | HEWITT Architecture Mercerwood Shore Club | Weinstein A+U Montana State University, Norm Asbjornson Hall | ZGF Architects and A&E Architects Ocean Drive | mwworks architecture + design Olympic High School | Sundberg Kennedy Ly Au Young Architects Pacific Place | Gensler Pathfinder Kindergarten Center | DLR Group Pence Union Building Renovation | Perkins + Will Rain Harvest Home | Robert Hutchison Architecture & JSa Rainier Beach Clinic | Mahlum Architects Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Classroom Building | CAST architecture Riverfront Park Pavilion | NAC Architecture Riverside State Park Cabins | Patano Studio Architecture Salish Coast Elementary School | Integrus Architecture Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School | LMN Architects Seattle Asian Art Museum | LMN Architects Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Building Cure | Aedas | Flad Architects Seattle City Light Denny Substation | NBBJ Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Concourse D Annex | HOK Sip House | Jeunesse Architects Split Cabin | Syndicate Smith, LLC Steel Stacks | Hybrid


Stillwater Residence | Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects TALI HALL (Eastside Preparatory School) | PUBLIC47 Architect The Hans Rosling Center for Population Health | The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design | The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP The Kenmore Hangar | Graham Baba Architects The Kent Family YMCA in Morrill Meadows Park | Miller Hayashi Architects The Portland Building | DLR Group The Seattle Street Sink | Elizabeth Golden, Jeff Hou, Brice Maryman, Tiffani McCoy, Rick Mohler The State Hotel | Weinstein A+U Tillicum Middle School | NAC Town Hall Seattle | BuildingWork UC Irvine Middle Earth Towers | Mithun University District Gateway Bridge | LMN Architects University of Providence University Center | NAC Architecture University of Washington School of Medicine Phase 3.2 | Perkins + Will Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats | Olson Kundig Watershed | Weber Thompson West Wing Enhanced Homeless Shelter Adaptive Reuse | DLR Group Western Yacht Harbor | Patano Studio Architecture Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center | SRG Partnership, Inc. Whidbey Farm | mwworks architecture + design Women in Architecture | Patano Studio Architectre Yo-Ju Courtyard House | Wittman Estes


CONCEPTUAL Ballard Food Bank | Graham Baba Architects Battery Park | Olson Kundig Beyond the Reach | The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP Byrd Barr Place | SHKS Architects Des Moines Marina Steps | Skylab & PLACE Duwamish Crossings | Wittman Estes Family First Community Center | Baylis Architects One Health | Aparna Pillai, Ramya Vasudevan Rainbox | Métrica SoundBox | Kayla Ford The Phoenix Co-op | Elizabeth M. Golden The Well | Integrus Architecture Triple Two | Gensler West Seattle Bridge | B+H Architects RESEARCH & INNOVATION Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center | LMN Architects Parametric Casita | Johnston Architects Past Present Future: a tense balance | Novaby Staying Power | Framework Cultural Placemaking and City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Want to take a closer look at all of this year’s submissions? Visit the 2020 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture Online Gallery: bit.ly/HonorAwards2020OnlineGallery


JURY CONSIDERATIONS Every year, jurors praise submissions that reveal the story behind the marketing images. What concepts and considerations drove the design? What were the challenges and opportunities along the way? How did the design team arrive at the solution? Submitters are encouraged to use the project narrative, captions, and inclusion of process work as opportunities to tell a design story. In addition to the jury’s own criteria, the AIA Seattle community has identified four considerations for the submission review process: INSPIRATION | How does the project manifest its stated intent—in form and function—revealing innovation in both thought and practice? PROBLEM-SOLVING | How does the project creatively address challenges inherent in its site, budget, program, materials, collaboration, and context? What are the organizing principles informing design? ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY | How does the project exhibit serious intent to minimize negative environmental impact and enhance its relationship to the environment? SOCIAL IMPACT | How does the project enhance the community in which it is situated? How does it help promote a vibrant and equitable community?

+ TEN MEASURES FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE Additionally, the newly introduced Common App for use in the Energy in Design Award evaluation offered BUILT project submitters Ten Measures for Design Excellence to consider in telling their project story.


MEET THE JURY + CRITERIA Learn more about what attributes each juror brought forward as they weighed AIA Seattle’s considerations with their own personal and collective criteria to inform their deliberation and decision-making process. Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects | San Francisco “I think making sure that sensibility is brought to every design that we do as architects, that environmental high performance, really pushing the envelope, really trying to understand how we can tackle carbon in our work, is absolutely important. Side-by-side with how we can make contributions to our community and make them better places for everyone.” Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP | S9ARCHITECTURE | Beyond the Built Environment, LLC | New York “Spatial justice, for me spacial justice goes hand in hand with environmental justice but also culurally embedding the individuals of that community with the built environment, having architecture be a representation of lives and aspirations... that was the little Pascale extra that I added to my considerations.” Tatiana Bilbao | Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO | Mexico City “My own personal view was to enhance those projects that were really sensible to the conditions of the site, to not necessarily do incredible somersaults to solve something, but mostly solving it in a very simple but elegant and inspirational way.”




AWARDED PROJECTS Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture | Olson Kundig Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center | Signal Architecture + Research Hugo House | NBBJ Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats | Olson Kundig



Photography: Aaron Leitz


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COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS General Contractor: Skanska Laboratories: BergerABAM Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Elevators: Lerch Bates Civil and Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates Lighting Design: Niteo Lighting Building Envelope: RDH Electrical Engineer: Stantec Mechanical Engineer: WSP Gizmo Fabrication: Turner Exhibits Specifications: Cite Specific Museum Programmer: Walter Crimm Associates Accessibility Consultant: Karen Braitmayer Exhibit Design: Evidence Design




OWNER / CLIENT Burke Museum / University of Washington


Photography: Aaron Leitz


This project has been a pleasure to get to know, to be inspired by, to understand the visibility on all levels... making sure that the community feels seen, feels safe, protected and elevated, and for a place for it to be safe to really celebrate. This, to me, is architecture and spatial justice and I applaud the design, the design team, and all the community leaders and members who were participating in the designing and execution of this incredible project. - Pascale Sablan




Photography: Gabe Border

Wasco, OR



This project really embeds all the values that architecture should promote, in a very simple, beautiful, orchestrated way. It is a place for social interaction, but also with the possibility of understanding the history, the very core root of this place, while making exactly the space for connection with others, and with nature at large. - Tatiana Bilbao


Photography: Gabe Border

DESIGN TEAM Signal Architecture + Research Mark Johnson, AIA Principal COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Engineer - Structural: Lund | Opsahl, Marjorie Lund, Shawn Roberge Landscape Architect: Walker | Macy, Ian Holzworth Solar: Sunbridge Solar, Jordan Weisman General Contractor: Tapani Construction, David Wessels OWNER / CLIENT Oregon State Parks / Steven Smith



DESIGN TEAM Interiors: NBBJ - Jeanna Antle, Steven Lazen, Ryan Mullenix, Dan Murray Environmental Graphics: NBBJ - Eric LeVine, Brooke Shary Lighting Design: NBBJ - Randy Fisher Fabrication: NBBJ - Eric Ryder COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Project Management: Fremont Consulting - Ed Fischer Electrical: KPFF MEP: PAE Acoustics: BRG OWNER / CLIENT Hugo House


Photography: Sean Airhart



Photography: Sean Airhart


We think this is an incredible project for maintaining the important, somewhat eccentric, community spaces that are in our cities and finding new places for them to thrive. This is a beautifully executed project, taking simple, durable, cost-effective materials and elevating those materials to a thing of beauty with great creativity and unexpected moments in the design. - Marsha Maytum




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COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS General Contractor: Schuchart Civil and Structural Engineer: KPFF Mechanical Engineer: WSP Electrical Engineer, Lighting Design and Acoustic Consultant: Stantec Adapt Engineering, Geotech Consultant: Adapt Engineering Gizmo Fabrication: Alpine Welding Gizmo Design: KB Architectural Services with Phil Turner Building Envelope: RDH

OWNER / CLIENT Center for Wooden Boats Photography: Aaron Leitz



I really like how the description of the project is stated, as a building, as a functional armature. The word armature brings me to a space that holds things together and I think this place holds a lot of things together. Not only the connection of the community, but the physical connection between the city, the downtown, and the lake, but most of all, the heritage, cultures, and traditions of boat making in the area which is really integrated in a beautiful way with a simple design. Very powerful. - Tatiana Bilbao




AWARDED PROJECT The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design | The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP

QUALIFING PROJECTS Little House/Big Shed | David M. Van Galen, AIA Loom House | The Miller Hull Partnership Bridge Way/Inspire Apartments | PUBLIC47 Architects Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center | Signal Architecture + Research University of Providence University Center | NAC Architecture Seattle City Light Denny Substation | NBBJ Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats | Olson Kundig Catalyst Building | MGA | Michael Green Architecture The Kenmore Hangar | Graham Baba Architects i3 Illumina Campus | Perkins & Will Tillicum Middle School | NAC Architecture The Hans Rosling Center for Population Health | The Miller Hull Partnership Cedar Speedster | Weber Thompson Montana State University, Norm Asbjornson Hall | ZGF Architects and A&E Architects The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design | The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP The Portland Building | DLR Group Watershed | Weber Thompson


ABOUT THE ENERGY IN DESIGN AWARD The Energy in Design Award began in 2016 to celebrate a commitment to energy reduction goals by awarding projects that demonstrate high-level energy performance, creative and innovative solutions toward energy efficiency, and exceptional design execution. The Energy in Design Award continue to recognize the immense role and responsibility architects have in reducing the negative impacts of the built environment on the natural environment. This year, AIA Seattle beta-tested the new Common App for Design Excellence for use in the Energy in Design Award evaluation. This powerful tool is a natural evolution of the Energy in Design Calculator previously used to quantifiably measure building performance for the AIA Seattle Energy in Design Award. The Common App was created by the AIA National Committee on the Environment (COTE) for design awards as they are the vehicle that our profession uses to recognize excellence. The Common App evaluates COTE’s Top Ten Measures including 10 areas of focus of ethical and responsible design. TEN MEASURES FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE Integration Equitable Communities Ecology Water Economy Energy Wellness, Resources Change Discovery Out of 103 project submissions this year, 17 projects met the 2030 challenge and were considered for the Energy in Design Award.


Special thanks to the University of Washington Integrated Design Lab (IDL) and sponsor BetterBricks for their partnership on the Energy in Design Award. They were instrumental to establishing this award and have supported its continuation since. Thank you to Christopher Meek, Associate Professor and Director, Integrated Design Lab, University of Washington, for leading IDL’s efforts, to Michael Gilbride, Research Associate, Integrated Design Lab, for the data analysis technical heavy lifting, and to the entire IDL team for their support.

For myself, because we are at this critical moment in history, I think the environmental and social justice aspects of what we do as architects is absolutely critical. So, I really applaud Seattle for integrating the Common App and to begin to measure what we say we value in our work and share that information across our profession. I think that’s so important. - Marsha Maytum




Photography: Jonathan Hillyer

Atlanta, GA


Photography: Jonathan Hillyer


We recognized this project for the Energy in Design Award because of its incredible performance and how it has really pushed the edge: it’s meeting the Living Building Challenge, it’s doing a really great job pushing CLT, mass timber and wood in construction, it’s performing great in terms of storm water management and on-site renewable energy, and it’s a beautiful place for the students and community to come together and learn. - Marsha Maytum


COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Collaborating Architect & Prime Architect: Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company Contractor: Skanska USA Landscape Architect: Andropogon Civil Engineer: Long Engineering Mechanical, Electrical & Plumping Engineer: PAE and Newcomb & Boyd Structural Engineer: Uzun & Case Greywater Systems: Biohabitats OWNER / CLIENT Georgia Institute of Technology




AWARDED PROJECTS Blakely Elementary School | Mithun Byrd Barr Place | SHKS Architects Lincoln High School | Bassetti Architects Louisiana Children’s Museum | Mithun Past Present Future: a tense balance | Novaby Staying Power | Framework Cultural Placemaking and City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design | The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP



DESIGN TEAM Architecture Richard Franko Séamus Kelly Michael Fiegenschuh Michael Everett Brendan Connolly Ethan Davis Susan Olmsted Interior Design Elizabeth MacPherson Lisa Hartanov Landscape Architecture Christian Runge Lindsay Hawks Susan Olmsted Brad Smith OWNER / CLIENT Bainbridge Island School District


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COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Civil Engineer: LPD Engineering Structural Engineering: PCS Structural Solutions Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineer, Lighting and Security: Arup Food Service Consultant: JLR Design Group Cost Estimating: Robinson Company Envelope Consulting & Commissioning: JRS Specifications: ABI Sports Field Design: DA Hogan Irrigation Design: WBLA Commissioning Agent: McKinstry General Contractor / Construction Manager (GC/CM): Forma Construction Tree Columns: WholeTrees FF&E: Saxton Bradley

Photography: Kevin Scott


I saw in this awards process that there were many schools, many different types of schools, elementary, high schools and even university buildings, but we were especially attracted to this very particular one because of the orchestration of the space and the materiality within its environment. - Tatiana Bilbao



DESIGN TEAM Design Principal: David Strauss, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP Project Manager: Adam Hutschreider, AIA, LEED AP, Associate DBIA Project Designer: Alan Corrao Interior Designer: Theresa Freeman


COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Structural Engineer: Lund Opsahl Electrical Engineer: Travis Fitzmaurice Wartelle Balangue Engineers (TFWB Engineers) Mechanical Engineer: FSi Engineers Lighting Design: SparkLab Lighting Design OWNER / CLIENT Byrd Barr Place



Architecture has the power to harm, but in this position, heal. Pulling the path and the historic nature of the context to start to envision what this project could be is really powerful. - Pascale Sablan



DESIGN TEAM Lorne McConahcie FAIA, Principal in Charge Michael Davis AIA, Design Principal Jean Stolzman AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager Judy Yeoh LEED AP, CSI, CCS, Project Architect Garrett Cress, Staff Architect Brittney Denning AIA, LEED Green Associate, Staff Architect Amanda (Clausen) Hoehn IIDA, LEED AP, Interior Designer


COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Construction Manager: CBRE/HEERY Contractor: Lydig Construction Structural: Coughlin Porter Lundeen Mechanical: Metrix Engineers Electrical: Hargis Engineers Cost Control: RLB | Robinson Landscape Architect: Osborn Consulting Civil: LPD Engineering Acoustical: Stantec Hardware Consultant: Adams Consulting Food Service Consultant: JLR Design Group OWNER / CLIENT Seattle Public Schools


Photography: Ben Benschneider


This is a brilliant solution for a really big and prominent landmark structure within a community - to maintain that building and the strength of that history but then to have it transformed for 21st century learning - I think is really commendable. - Marsha Maytum


LOUSIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM MITHUN NEW CHILDREN’S MUSEUM WITH INTEGRATED COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTERS AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION New Orleans, LA DESIGN TEAM Architecture Richard Franko FAIA Joshua Distler AIA Michael Fiegenschuh AIA Gregory Catron AIA Dustann Jones AIA Jason Steiner Bob Trahan AIA Ethan Davis Landscape Architecture Debra Guenther FASLA Christian Runge ASLA Susan Olmsted AIA, ASLA Interior Design Annie Rummelhoff NCIDQ

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COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Associated Architect: Waggonner & Ball Architects Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti Civil Engineer: Schrenk Endom Flanagan MEP Engineer: Arup Exhibit/Interpretive Design: Gyroscope, Inc. Environmental Graphics Design: Studio Matthews Strategic Educational Planning: Vergeront Museum Planning Building Envelope Consultant: JRS Engineering Lighting Design, Security, Telecom, Acoustics and AV: Arup Food Service Consultant: JLR Design Group Daylighting Consultant: Integrated Design Lab Hardware: Gordon Adams Specifications: Applied Building Information Planting Design Consultant: Pastorek Habitats Arborist: Bayou Tree Service General Contractor: Roy Anderson Corp. OWNER / CLIENT Lousiana Children’s Museum


Photography: Kevin Barraco / Smart Media LLC


I think connecting children and families to water in a positive and an educational way in this environment is really important. And the building is so beautifully executed - very simple use of palette of materials, a high performance building, the space that are sculpted and crafted between indoors and outdoors really makes this a beautiful place and one that will be an important part of the community for a long time. - Marsha Maytum



DESIGN TEAM Julia Beabout PE LEED AP, CEO, Creative Director Jimmy Yen MFA, Lead Artist Andrew Haugen, Animator, AR Developer Hana Zhou MFA, Lead Concept & 2D Artist Yu Han MFA, Lead 3D Env. Artist Darian Skarica AR Developer COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Shawna Ruff, Raven and Fox Design Susan Oldham, CognUXant


Photography: Julia Beabout

Architecture is a unique language, and if you don’t know the vernacular, it is very difficult for you to be a part of those conversations, and these brilliant designers really thought about a way of creating an extention of that language that’s visual, and bringing it forth through the process of how the community understands both the history of a site as well as a the future goals for it. - Pascale Sablan


STAYING POWER FRAMEWORK CULTURAL PLACEMAKING AND CITY OF SEATTLE OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE TOOLS FOR EQUITABLE CULTURAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT Research & Innovation — Seattle, WA DESIGN TEAM Framework Cultural Placemaking Lesley Bain, FAIA, Framework Cultural Placemaking Matthew Richter, Honorary AIA, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Cassie Chinn, Wing Luke Museum COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Randy Engstrom, Director City of Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections Nathan Torgelson, Director Diane Sugimura, Former Director Mike Podowski Jon Siu Bryan Stevens City of Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development Samuel Assefa, Director Lyle Bicknell Jim Holmes Dennis Meier Brennon Staley Geoffrey Wentlandt City of Seattle Office of the Waterfront Marshall Foster, Director City of Seattle Office of Policy and Innovation Robert Feldstein, Director Tina Walha, Director, I-Team Ryan Biava City of Seattle Office of Economic Development Roque Deherrera City of Seattle Department of Transportation Brian de Place Seattle City Council Mike O’Brien Sally Clark Nick Licata + 2 Base Cohorts


Photography: Sunny Martini


Community engagement being the forefront of the technique and the process here is critical. To say that we understand what you need because you told us directly, and to create spaces that are focused on them is powerful, to show how archicecture can specifically be a resource for them, and a space for them, to come and to learn. - Pascale Sablan


THE KENDEDA BUILDING FOR INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN THE MILLER HULL PARTNERSHIP, LLC FOSTERING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND A PUBLIC FORUM FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH Atlanta, GA DESIGN TEAM Ron Rochon, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge, Core and Shell Brian Court, AIA, Design Lead, Core and Shell Margaret Sprug, AIA, Design Project Manager, Core and Shell Matt Kikosicki, Project Architect, Core and Shell Alex Wolfrum, AIA, Project Team, Core and Shell Chris Hellstern, AIA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, Living Building Challenge Lead Jim Hanford, AIA, Building Performance Lead, Core and Shell Steve Doub, AIA, Specifications, Core and Shell COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Collaborating Architect & Prime Architect: Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company Contractor: Skanska USA Landscape Architect: Andropogon Civil Engineer: Long Engineering Mechanical, Electrical & Plumping Engineer: PAE and Newcomb & Boyd Structural Engineer: Uzun & Case Greywater Systems: Biohabitats OWNER / CLIENT Georgia Institute of Technology


Photography: Jonathan Hillyer

In their words, “more wood less carbon,” really was a mantra that they spoke to through the selection of materiality, the palette, and the structural systems that is exposed, expressed, and celebrated through this incredible design. - Pascale Sablan




AWARDED PROJECTS Ainsworth & Dunn (A&D) / 10 Clay | Weinstein A+U Goldendale State Park Observatory | Patano Studio Architecture Little House/Big Shed | David M. Van Galen, AIA Olympic High School | Sundberg Kennedy Ly Au Young Architects Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Classroom Building | CAST architecture Seattle Asian Art Museum | LMN Architects Seattle City Light Denny Substation | NBBJ The Kenmore Hangar | Graham Baba Architects



DESIGN TEAM Ed Weinstein, FAIA, Principal-In-Charge Kirsten Wild, AIA, Project Manager Alan Dodson, AIA, Project Manager Milton Won, AIA, Technical Architect Emily Aune, AIA, Project Architect Philip Straeter, Design Staff David Dahl, Design Staff COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS General Contractor: Walsh Construction Co. Developer: Meriwether Partners Structural: Coughlin Porter Lundeen Civil: Sitewise Design Landscape Architect: Karen Kiest Landscape Architects Mechanical: Sider + Byers / Emerald Aire, Inc. Electrical: TFWB Engineers Inc. Envelope: RDH Building Science Inc. Interior Design: LAIR Design Historic Consultant: BuildingWork OWNER / CLIENT Meriwether Partners



Photography: Lara Swimmer



DESIGN TEAM Christopher Patano, AIA, Studio Director Erik Barr, Director of Practice Michael Eliason, Project Manager Alberto Saez, Project Architect Kelly Liu, Project Architect Grace Moreyra, Project Architect


COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Costing: Roen Associates Fire: Pielow Consulting Civil/Electrical: Coffman Engineers Surveying: JUB Engineers Structural: Quantum Consulting Engineers Mechanical: Rainbow Engineers Landscape: Walker Macy, Contractor: Tapani Inc. Interpretive Consultants: Formations Interpretive Consultants: C&G Consultants OWNER / CLIENT Washington State Park


Photography: Ed Sozinho



DESIGN TEAM David M. Van Galen, AIA


COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS General Contractor: Dan Neumeyer, Jade Craftsman Builders LLC Structural Engineer: Swenson Say Faget Consulting Architect: Matthew Swett, Taproot Architects OWNER / CLIENT David M. Van Galen, AIA


Photography: Lara Swimmer


OLYMPIC HIGH SCHOOL SUNDBERG KENNEDY LY-AU YOUNG ARCHITECTS RESTORING PRIDE TO CAMPUS Bremerton, WA DESIGN TEAM Gladys Ly Au Young, Principal in Charge John Kennedy, Principal Rick Sundberg, Principal Wing Yee Leung, Project Architect Jeremy Imhoff, Design Team Nicole Lew, Design Team Myra Lara, Design Team COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS

* Structural Engineer: Quantum Consulting Engineers LLC

Electrical Engineer: TFWB Engineers Civil Engineer: Sitewise Landscape Engineer: Mig/ SvR Lighting Designer: Blanca Lighting Acoustic Designer: BRC Acoustics Theater Design: PLA Designs Radio Frequency Interference Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers Cost Estimate: JMB Consulting Envelope Design: RDH Building Science Inc. Daylighting Study: Integrated Design Lab Geotechnical Engineer: Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions Kitchen: JLR Design Group Education Planning: Brain Spaces Door Hardware: Adams Consulting Specifications: Axt Consulting LLC Hazard Material Abatement PBS Engineering Contractor: Korsmo Construction OWNER / CLIENT Central Kitsap School District Doug Newell, Assistant Superintendent Robin Shoemaker, Director Capital Projects Dennis Burch, Projects Manager Joel Hansen, Project Manager David McVicker, Past Superintendent Erin Prince, Current Superintendent


Photography: Ben Benschneider



DESIGN TEAM Matt Hutchins, CAST architecture Forrest Murphy, CAST architecture Jason Henry, The Berger Partnership


COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Structural Engineer: Smith Lubke Engineering Mechanical Engineer: The Greenbusch Group Kitchen Design: Bundy and Associates Electrical Engineer: Sparling Civil Engineering: Anchor QEA OWNER / CLIENT Seattle Parks and Recreation + Tilth Alliance


Photography: Meghan Montgomery


SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM LMN ARCHITECTS A MUSEUM FOR ASIAN ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY Seattle, WA DESIGN TEAM Yomi Adeyemi, Assoc. AIA Robert Ames Aaron Argyle, Assoc. AIA Henry Butitta Michael Day Tiffani Erdmanczyk Anya Fiechtl, AIA Mette Greenshields, AIA Joanne Koola Mark Lo Samuel Miller, FAIA Lori Naig, IIDA Lauren Patnoe Wendy Pautz, FAIA Christopher Patterson, AIA Francene Ray Ayako Sakurai, IIDA Jeremy Schoenfeld, AIA Kathy Stallings, AIA Jennifer Tamblin Megan Taylor Pamela Trevithick, AIA Paulina Wilkowska John Woloszyn, AIA

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COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Civil Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Inc. Commissioning: Glumac General Contractor: BNBuilders, Inc. Landscape Architect: Walker Macy Lighting Design: Fisher Marantz Stone Mechanical Engineer: Rushing Company Electrical Engineer: Stantec Envelope Consultant: RDH Building Science Inc. Historic Preservation Consultant: BOLA Architecture and Planning Owner’s Representative: OAC Services, Inc. Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates OWNER / CLIENT Seattle Asian Art Museum

Photography: Tim Griffith


SEATTLE CITY LIGHT DENNY SUBSTATION NBBJ AN ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION WITH PUBLIC AMENITIES LOCATED IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Seattle, WA DESIGN TEAM Jose Sama Carl Tully Blake Fisher Katie Davis John Savo Scott Roaf Kerry Hegedus Liz Rogers Eric LeVine Sam Stubblefield Joel Farris Christina Sakura Kimball Bergerud Brian Henry Ryan Fagre CJ Brockway COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Power Utility Design: Power Engineers Inc. Architecture: NBBJ Civil: KPFF Structural: KPFF Mechanical: Notkin Electrical: Tres West Engineering Landscape: HBB Environmental Graphics: NBBJ Lighting: NBBJ OWNER / CLIENT Seattle City Light


Photography: Ben Benschneider



DESIGN TEAM Jim Graham, Partner Maureen O’Leary, Principal Leann Crist, Project Architect Ross Eckert, Designer


COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Landscape Architect and Prime Consultant: HEWITT (Matthew Porteous and Reese Cowan Stewart) Civil Engineer: KPFF Structural Engineer: Harriott Valentine Engineering, Inc. Mechanical Engineer: Ecotope Electrical Engineer: PAE Engineers Geotechnical Engineer: HWA Geosciences, Inc. Lighting Design: Luma Acoustical Engineer: Arup Theatrical & A/V: Jaymarc AV Contractor: Skyward Construction Inc. OWNER / CLIENT City of Kenmore


Photography: Andrew Pogue




AWARDED PROJECT Seattle City Light Denny Substation | NBBJ

MEET THE YOUNG VOICES Meet this year’s young voices and hear how they came to select the chosen project, Seattle City Light Denny Substation.

Higinio Turrubiates, Assoc. AIA | Integrus Architecture “In our deliberation process substainability was a very important factor and we’re so happy to see this shows up for a lot of projects. This building not only embraces sustainability and is really pushing the boundaries in that regard, but it also allows the user and the public to learn through the building.” Marquesa Figueroa, Assoc. AIA | SRG Partnership “Architecturally it does a great job of breaking up that ground plane and really having the people engage in the building not just through learning about energy and Seattle City Light, but also being more tactile in how you navigate through the space.”

Molly Evans, Assoc. AIA | Olson Kundig “I think as a project this building really pushes the boundaries of what we as architects should think of as our responsibility. This project doesn’t just meet the basic requirements, but goes above and beyond and really serves to try to engage the community and do a lot more than what was initially asked of them.”


SEATTLE CITY LIGHT DENNY SUBSTATION NBBJ AN ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION WITH PUBLIC AMENITIES LOCATED IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Seattle, WA DESIGN TEAM Jose Sama Carl Tully Blake Fisher Katie Davis John Savo Scott Roaf Kerry Hegedus Liz Rogers Eric LeVine Sam Stubblefield Joel Farris Christina Sakura Kimball Bergerud Brian Henry Ryan Fagre CJ Brockway COLLABORATORS / CONSULTANTS Power Utility Design: Power Engineers Inc. Architecture: NBBJ Civil: KPFF Structural: KPFF Mechanical: Notkin Electrical: Tres West Engineering Landscape: HBB Environmental Graphics: NBBJ Lighting: NBBJ OWNER / CLIENT Seattle City Light


Photography: Ben Benschneider




GOLD SPONSORS Arup BetterBricks Dovetail Eakman Construction FSI Engineers GLY Construction Hoffman Construction Company Initial Pixel | Print + Design Malsam Tsang Structural Engineering Microsol Resources PCS Structural Solutions Rushing Sellen Construction Stantec Swenson Say Faget Thomas Fragnoli Construction


Keep an eye out for our 2020 Honor Awards sponsors in the collaborator credits of this year’s awarded projects.


ARUP Arup is proud to support AIA Seattle’s 2020 Honor Awards. We are honored to have sponsored the AIA Awards for the past several years. As a leading Seattle engineering and consulting firm, Arup has collaborated with award-winning architects in Washington whose projects inspire, enhance, and shape our communities. Arup’s collaborative spirit is the creative force of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Working in more than 140 countries, our more than 14,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation and value to its clients while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup provides consulting, planning and engineering services to solve some of the most complex challenges facing society. The firm collaborates with various organizations to innovate and accelerate new approaches and business models to help the world decarbonize, and also works to enhance the resilience of cities and communities to increasing shocks and stresses resulting from climate change.


Photograhy: Nic Lehoux (top image), Lara Swimmer

BETTERBRICKS Energy efficiency makes sense for building owners, managers and the people who live and work in buildings. But integrating systems into the DNA of a building requires a careful balance of creative thinking and data-driven results. This is where architects and design engineers flourish. The meeting of art and science. And it is at this very spot that new technology and energy savings have the most opportunity to shine. BetterBricks is the partner for Washington architects interested in learning about emerging technologies, the latest integrated energy management strategies, and utility incentives that help get energy-efficient ideas off the “drafting table� and into practical use. Regardless of the size and scope of a design, energy efficiency is a key ingredient in high performance sustainable buildings. It starts with understanding the needs of each client and making a plan. BetterBricks connects you with trusted experts at local utilities, and can get you started with resources, case studies and tools.


CODE UNLIMITED Code Unlimited provides innovative and high-quality building and fire code, hazardous materials, accessibility, and land use consulting services. We clarify and find solutions for complicated requirements for new and existing buildings. We’ve been honored to serve the growing tech industry by helping to develop corporate campuses in the Puget Sound region in addition to other local projects such as Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Burke Museum, West Edge Tower, 111 Westlake, and Georgetown Brewing Company. Pushing boundaries is not just in our business culture but practiced in our project delivery as well. Code regulations may seem black and white — but for us there are unlimited possibilities and creative solutions to any problem. Our company culture is inherently inclusive and collaborative from Samir and Asawari Mokashi, Code Unlimited’s immigrant founders to our most recent hires. We value and listen to our diverse, talented staff, the interests of our clients, and the experience and safety of all building occupants. We look forward to enhancing the development of sustainable and diverse communities. We are recognized as one of the fastestgrowing businesses in the Pacific Northwest within our first ten years of operation and one of the largest minority-owned firms in the region since 2014. Our Seattle office is led by Office Managers Mark Chubb and Alice Ann Wetzel, who bring a wealth of experience in fire and life safety, community development and international enterprises.


Photograhy: (top to bottom) Code Unlimited, Cleary O’Farrell, Aaron Leitz

DOVETAIL Dovetail’s mission is to build the best with the finest craftspeople who are all committed to impeccable quality, environmental sustainability, and lasting relationships. Since 1991, Dovetail has been crafting fine residential and commercial buildings throughout the Puget Sound. We specialize in custom, complex, architecturally significant projects, with a both a wood shop and a metal shop to support bespoke designs. Dovetail has a reputation for executing the highest design intent and capturing the soul of a space. We are well known for our contemporary detailing and finishes, as well as our traditional craftsmanship and carpentry. In every project, we perform in-house the highest craft components and our expertise ranges from large-scale foundation work, architectural concrete, and structural steel, to fine finish carpentry, custom metal work, as well as custom cabinetry and furniture. Our diverse skills manifest in meaningful and memorable projects that define the character of the Northwest’s built environment.

Photography: Kevin Scott


EAKMAN CONSTRUCTION At Eakman Construction, we know what it takes to set the stage for a great working relationship. Our Architect affiliations provide a vital dimension to the work we do every day. Courage is a result of purposeful leadership, and one of our core values. We respect your time, directives, and unique vision and so our first commitment to you is having a candid and forthright consultation right up-front. Whether an exchange of ideas, clarification of a process or a definition of terms – Communication is key! There is always something new to learn from each other that enhances our shared wealth of experience – which enables our consumers to fully educate themselves and expand their building knowledge. We orchestrate all the essential components necessary for the project’s successful completion and strive to keep abreast of city & municipal restrictions, building codes and permitting issues and update you accordingly. Our dedication to creating a rewarding experience for you is our motivation. Client Focus is a core value at Eakman. Our aim is to change the way people think about construction from initial consultation through warranty - our reputation is the utmost calling card and can only be earned by your continued trust and confidence. In these difficult times, we’re especially mindful that with each truss set and every roof shingle secured, we are building not just a structure but crafting a distinctive haven of enduring value. We are honored to provide more than bricks and mortar, drywall and nails; knowing that we can do this together inspires us, energizes us and breathes life into our work.


Photography: Life N Light

THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS, NORTHWEST CHAPTER The National Organization of Minority Architects, Northwest Chapter (NOMA NW) provides a platform where BIPOC professionals and coconspirators alike can work together to affect change within the AEC industry. When we uplift our most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities, we all benefit. Join NOMA NW as we work to advocate for better cultural diversity, equity, and inclusivity within the AEC industry, through our Call-toAction as well as ongoing professional and community-based initiatives and programs. Sign the Call-to-Action pledge today. The CallTo-Action is a guide for firms and organizations to challenge and strengthen their current practices of supporting, recruiting, retaining, and promoting BIPOC professionals.

This catalog page was generously donated by FSI Engineers


GLY CONSTRUCTION As a General Contractor responsible for coordinating multiple disciplines, vendors, and design partners to meet our clients’ expectations, GLY asks the question: how can we all coalesce around the problems we need to solve? We believe the answer lies in letting go of our traditional silos and pain points and taking a different approach. Our vision is to transform how projects are delivered, create solutions that matter, and build trust that lasts. In our historically risk-averse industry, our fear of failure tends to hold us back from innovation and experimentation. By reaching out to forge new partnerships, we can accelerate the sharing of resources, apply our human intelligence to identify the real problems, and leverage technology as a platform to bridge the gaps between tools, people, and processes. Through collaboration we can react quickly, execute solutions, recognize failures, and rebound, leveraging lessons learned to move forward. The future of design, construction, and building management sits at our doorstep today. GLY strives to better understand the relationship between the built environment, community, and the devices we interact with. We are committed to operating our business and diversifying our work in a manner that promotes economic stability, protects and restores our environment, and creates social value. We are adaptable and pursue possibility.

Photograhy: Ben Benschneider, Soundview Aerial (bottom image)

HOFFMAN CONSTRUCTION Hoffman’s Work is a Celebration of Design Whether getting lost in a book at Seattle Central Library or lost in the clouds at the Space Needle, from finding your way at UW Station to finding a new piece of art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, you can see examples of how architecture enhances the world around us on display in all of Hoffman’s work. We have had the honor of partnering with many world-class architecture and engineering firms to build phenomenal structures that help shape the character of Washington State. As a construction company, Hoffman has grown with and adapted to an ever-impressive array of ingenuity and creativity in design. We may be the builders, but we cannot get an inch out of the ground without the true collaboration that blossoms from our shared love of soaring, inspiring architecture and the desire to solve realworld problems with a human approach to design. With each new project comes the opportunity to join together in finding new ways to address resiliency, accessibility, equity, climate change, security, and occupant health. Great architecture is both an exhibition and a celebration of human achievement, the creation of beautiful yet functional spaces that are tailored to the needs and desires of those who will inhabit them.

Photograhy: (top to bottom)Huften+Crow, Cody Brown, Nic Lehoux


MICROSOL RESOURCES Do you want to find out how your design and construction business can boost performance, creativity, and profitability through building information modeling (BIM), virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), collaboration tools, and various innovative technology solutions? Partner with Microsol Resources for your software, training, technical support, and services. As an Autodesk Platinum Partner, Autodesk Training & Certification Center, Microsol Resources specializes in supporting architecture, engineering, and construction industries for their needs in software, training, technical support, and consulting services. With over 30 years of experience, we are known for our certified industry experts and recognized for our customer satisfaction as well as our partnerships with technology solutions including: • Autodesk • Bluebeam • CADLearning • Chaos Group V-Ray • Enscape • Ideate Software • McNeel Rhino • Panzura Get the most out of your technology investments. Contact us to get started!


PCS STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS At the heart of our structural design, PCS holds the highest respect for architectural vision. We understand that each structure is as unique as the family or community who animates it. The partnership between architect and engineer is inherently a creative process, and we believe that high-level collaboration yields truly exciting design. Discovering the owner’s needs, embracing the architectural vision and investing the whole of our engineering expertise is an exciting part of our design process. PCS engineers see structural design as part of the artistry, building relationships and crafting the details that help define the design aesthetic. As we lay out joists or walls, we understand that no matter how small the details, our solutions can make our structures more livable and help achieve the highest level of the architect’s vision. As families spend more time at home these days, we’re reminded of the impact of our work. It brings into sharp perspective the importance of structures as places of refuge and renewal in the lives of people. We’re motivated to pursue every opportunity to facilitate restorative spaces that continue to inspire and protect the people inside. It’s a privilege and a pleasure to know that communities of people are living, working and learning in the spaces we help create and bringing our work to life.

Photograhy: Ben Benschneider, Kevin Scott (bottom image)


CONSTRUCT DIVERSITY The design and construction industry has historically managed, run and owned by a homogenous group: white males. ConstructDiversity is here to broaden that demographic, opening opportunities to promote race and gender diversity within our industry in the Greater Puget Sound Region of Western Washington. A non-profit foundation, ConstructDiversity partners high school students with mentors in design and construction. Students meet with a mentor in the industry each week of the school year, rotating to a new partner company each month, and after completing these rotations, students are offered a paid internship the following summer. We believe that by giving minority and inner city high school students exposure to careers in this industry we can show young people that they are welcome, wanted and needed in these environments. We believe that we can instill hope, trust, desire and focus to pursue these career paths while giving incentive to stay in high school and progress toward college or trade school. And we believe inclusion is where diversity begins.


Photograhy: (top to bottom) Founders, Students

This catalog page was generously donated by Rushing

SELLEN CONSTRUCTION For over 75 years, Sellen Construction has built a culture based on partnerships and community. We are driven by our purpose: To improve the lives of those around us – as builders, partners and neighbors. The long-term relationships we have established with our design partners are invaluable to us, and they have allowed us to together deliver spaces that not only further the owners’ missions but also enrich and engage our shared communities. The Puget Sound is home to some of our country’s most innovative and forward-thinking design firms, and we are honored to have played a role in helping you achieve design excellence. We work hard to ensure our teams deliver at the highest level of craftsmanship. The projects we enjoy the most are those where we have a holistic approach with our design partner. This is why our projects delivered using design-build or integrated project delivery are some of our favorite – and most award-winning – projects. Sellen is committed to delivering sustainable spaces to reduce our environmental impact. Whether an implicit goal or not, our sustainability team is focused on reducing our carbon footprint and optimizing life-cycle costs. Thank you for the partnerships we’ve been lucky to develop and grow with each and every project. Together, we can positively impact the built environment in our region and help create vital, sustainable communities for generations to come.

Photograhy: (top to bottom) Sean Airhart, Nic Lehoux, Ben Benschneider


STANTEC Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We’re designers, engineers, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. For years we’ve had the pleasure of working with you, and we’re incredibly proud of the way we’ve been able to help you achieve your dreams through the power of engineering, technology, lighting, and acoustics. Balancing rigor with creativity has been our goal. In looking back to 1999 and 20+ years of Honor Award winning projects we have been a part of, we find ourselves reflecting how we have thought big, acted big, and dreamt big…together. This brings an amazing sense of delight to see all the good work we have done together around our Seattle community. Times may be unusual right now and we can’t gather to celebrate in the usual way. Making the connections when and where we can is the challenge of the day. As we celebrate 2020’s AIA Honor Awards we may not be able to party like it’s 1999, but we will try virtually and in spirit with our AIA community.


Photograhy: (top to bottom) Ben Benschneider, Steve Maylone, Garrett Rowland

SWENSON SAY FAGET Swenson Say Faget (SSF) has sponsored AIA Seattle since 2004. Founding principal and AIA Seattle Honorary Member, Dan Say, served on the Board of Directors for 4 years, and then transitioned to the Design In Public Board of Directors. Active involvement provides SSF with connectedness to the architectural community that results in long-lasting relationships and potential teaming opportunities. Partnering with AIA Seattle is priceless. SSF is proud to sponsor the AIA Seattle Honor Awards again this year to celebrate the Seattle design community’s accomplishments.


USI INSURANCE SERVICES USI is a proud sponsor of AIA Seattle. Thank you to all the firms that help make our community a more interesting place to live and visit! SPECIALIZED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE FOR ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS USI’s Architects and Engineers (A&E) Risk Management Practice provides structured solutions and services to address the insurance exposures of design professionals and firms across both commercial and residential services. Business challenges facing professional services companies such as market volatility, project staffing needs, employee errors, claims for failing to meet client expectations and shrinking budgets require specific expertise. Nationally, USI’s A&E team represents more than 4,000 architects and engineers, spanning a variety of disciplines, sizes and operations. USI is involved locally and nationally in multiple A&E-specific societies, board memberships, tradeshows and risk management workshops. Among other organizations, USI is an active member of PLAN (Professional Liability Agents Network), a network of insurance brokers in the U.S. and Canada specializing in insurance and risk management for architects, engineers and environmental consultants. Our long-range strategic planning helps clients evaluate critical risk exposures, lower total cost of risk, enhance value and improve business profitability. We then leverage our deep carrier relationships and ongoing assessment of available markets—including several exclusive relationships in specific territories not available to other agents—to assist our professional services clients with identifying and selecting the best insurance program for their specific needs.


SILVER SPONSORS Abracadabra Printing Inc AHBL Affiliated Engineers Inc. BDO Berger Partnership CKC Structural Engineers Code Unlimited Dowbuilt DOWSIL / Atlas Supply Lane Powell Magnusson Klemencic Associates PCL Construction Quantum Consulting Engineers Thornton Tomasetti MEDIA SPONSOR: GRAY


Keep an eye out for our 2020 Honor Awards sponsors in the collaborator credits of this year’s awarded projects.


AFFILIATED ENGINEERS Affiliated Engineers provides engineering leadership for complex projects supporting clients who improve lives and protect the future. From climate-sensitive energy supply and sustainability, to cutting-edge healthcare and new paradigm technologies, our mission drives us to find unique solutions to solve our clients’ challenges. In so doing, we are an integral element of innovation, positively impacting society while helping to maximize the architectural vision and the user experience. We get excited about and excel at thinking in new ways—conceiving new technology applications and developing new approaches. This is not limited to engineering solutions but extends to all aspects of our business, including new delivery methods and alternative working relationships. We believe that this attribute brings immense value to the team and project.

Photography: (top to bottom) Ben Benschneider, Bill Timmerman

ATLAS SUPPLY Atlas Supply has been a distributor partner in the Pacific Northwest to the local industrial & commercial building industries since 1917. We strive to continue to be the preferred Northwest Stocking Distributor of Construction, Maintenance, Restoration & Waterproofing Products for the Building Envelope. Our hands-on team supports the project by providing solutions from design stage through completion of project. Working in conjunction with key vendors, our team partners with the professional community & provides in-field support to specialty sub-trades & general contractors. With 7 stocking branch office locations located throughout the Northwest, we can help be your resource & trusted supplier on your next project.


BERGER PARTNERSHIP At Berger Partnership, we realize change and beauty in our world by thinking big, inspiring all to imagine the possible, and empowering the courage to make it reality. Congratulations to all who submitted their work to this year’s AIA Honor Awards. Your passion embodies the spirit of our region and your desire to improve the human experience and think beyond limitations. As a sponsor of the awards and an Allied member, we are proud to support the Seattle architecture community, and we hope our work continues to inspire you as much as yours does us.

Photography: Built Work Photography

LANE POWELL With 180 attorneys in offices located throughout Washington, Oregon and Alaska, we’re thoroughly versed in the industries of the Pacific Northwest and the legal issues that face our clients on a regional, national and international level. Construction as a core focus: Unlike other firms who do construction as a by-product of other practice areas, construction is a core focus for Lane Powell - we have one of the longest established construction industry teams in Washington. We counsel design professionals on the full range of services on every aspect of construction and built environment projects – from contracts to dispute resolution – so our clients can focus on creating next year’s award winning projects. We have been a proud sponsor of AIA Washington for over 20 years.


MAGNUSSON KLEMENCIC ASSOCIATES MKA is honored to have collaborated with Seattle’s architectural community for 100 years! Together we have created dynamic projects enjoyed by the entire community, many which have been recognized with AIA Seattle Honor Awards, including the Seattle Central Library, Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Museum of Flight. As a committed Corporate Allied Partner, our engineers have served on the AIA Seattle Board and Committees for over 20 years. In support of the AIA Seattle mission stating the “world needs the visionary and integrative thinking of architects and designers, and that design solutions can positively impact our communities,” we actively encourage our engineers to engage with and participate in the organization bettering our communities through our collective work in the built environment.

Photography: Lara Swimmer

PCL CONSTRUCTION PCL Construction focuses on being a solution provider for our clients as we work with our design and industry partners to deliver quality facilities throughout the greater Seattle area. From a multimillion-dollar high rise like the Spire condominiums, to a tenant improvement at Bell Harbor Pier 66, PCL is focused on helping to build our communities and the infrastructure that supports the continuing growth of our region. We wish to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Honor Awards. We appreciate your contributions to the industry, and we look forward to forging stronger relationships and partnerships as we continue to participate in designing and building in the Puget Sound.

Photography: (top to bottom) Francis Zera Photography, Melanie Deitch

QUANTUM CONSULTING ENGINEERS Quantum Consulting Engineers is thankful for the opportunity to be long-running sponsor for the AIA Honor Awards. We appreciate the opportunities to provide comprehensive structural engineering solutions to our valued architectural and owner clients. The Honor Awards celebrate our shared design and construction industry, and it is exciting to be part of innovative and collaborative teams producing some of these honorees. Quantum is looking forward to many more years of partnering with our public and private clients, and providing a high level of structural engineering services. Licensed in 38 states and most of Canada, we can deliver! Cheers to all entries and of course, the winners!

THORNTON TOMASETTI Architects push boundaries. Rewrite rules. Do what’s never been done before. At Thornton Tomasetti, your vision is our mission. Whether you’re revitalizing a historic landmark, creating an engaging community space or designing a collaborative environment for future scientists, we deliver innovative structural solutions to help you design spaces that are unique and unforgettable, inspiring and iconic. Our work is about more than just applying engineering principles. It’s about rethinking how routine projects are seen and rewriting the rules to take on the biggest challenges. It’s about conquering complex problems and finding better ways to tackle even the most straightforward requests. It’s about pairing a deep understanding of your objectives with new angles, approaches and answers that help you go further. Here, “the way it’s been done before” never limits us, when doing things differently right now means doing them better in the future.

Photography: (top to bottom) Kevin Scott, Curtosy of Bora | Ennead + Rendering by DBOX.



ABOUT This catalog was produced by AIA Seattle staff and made possible in part by the generous support of the 2020 Honor Awards Sponsors. The 2020 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture was brought to you by a dedicated committee of volunteers who invested countless hours into adapting this program into the virtual realm. This program could not happen without them and we extend our gratitude. The Honor Awards (Virtual) Live Event was broadcast on November 16, 2020 from Seattle, Washington. Copyright Š 2020 AIA Seattle

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Amarpreet Sethi Brendan Connolly AIA Burcin Moehring FAIA Carrie Anderson AIA Elizabeth de Regt AIA Greg Briggs Heather Skeehan AIA Katie Oman Kirsten Murray FAIA Margaret Knight AIA Meredith Everist AIA Michael Stevens AIA Myer Harrell AIA Osama Quotah AIA Pepe Valle AIA Rob Misel AIA Shannon Payton AIA Victoria Buker Whitney Lewis Assoc. AIA

MISSION VISION VALUES AIA Seattle believes our world needs the visionary and integrative thinking of architects and designers, and that design solutions can positively impact our communities. That is why we champion the central role of architects in creating and sustaining a better built environment. OUR MISSION We champion the central role of architects in creating and sustaining a better built environment. OUR VISION We envision a culture of design that fosters equitable, resilient, and thriving communities. OUR VALUES Demonstrate and promote design excellence. Represent our collective design voice, while valuing individual contributions. Speak up on important issues, convene courageous conversations and embrace risk when it serves our mission. Advocate for opportunity, diversity, and inclusion in practice and process. Consider future generations and elevate sustainability to safeguard our Northwest landscape, community and climate. Foster cross-industry connections and partnerships to magnify our collective impact.