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Allez Apartments in Redmond, Washington

Creating places that inspire a sense of belonging. At GGLO, we design distinct places where communities of people connect and thrive. We seek to bring the essence of community alive in each of our projects – believing that the fundamental desire to interact and feel a part of something can be evoked through design. This perspective runs deep through our integrated practice, including research, planning, urban design, architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. Integrating our skills and services allows a deep exploration for how design can have the most positive impact in any context.

VALUES GGLO was founded on the premise that design is the exploration and cultivation of relationships. Whether between city and citizen, builder and inhabitant, surface and light, or efficiencies and cost, each presents rich opportunities for discovery, refinement, and growth. Our role as designers is to embrace the myriad considerations and interactions that make up our projects and to craft solutions that are responsible, meaningful, and enduring. HISTORY Founded in Seattle in 1986, we are results-driven, multidisciplinary experts approaching all scales of our work with flexibility and inquisitiveness. Over decades of practice GGLO has established a reputation in revitalizing communities—building-by-building and block-by-block. Our commitment to design that expands and enhances the human experience extends across all boundaries and into each and every one of our pursuits.

In the last 27 years, GGLO has designed approximately 22% of the multifamily units added to Seattle. AMLI South Lake Union in Seattle, Washington

GGLO At-A-Glance Year Founded: 1986

Total Staff: 113

Office Location: Seattle, Washington

Leadership Team: 15 Principals 7 Senior Associates 19 Associates

Geographic Markets: West of the Rockies with a focus on the Pacific Northwest and California; International (East Asia) Business Markets: Hospitality, Campus Environments, Senior Living, Multifamily Residential, Mixed-Use, Commercial and Retail, Parks & Open Spaces Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Planning & Urban Design, Sustainable Design

Staff Breakdown: 45 Licensed Architects 13 Interior Designers 8 Landscape Architects 1 Urban Designers 25 Architects-in-Training 9 Landscape Designers 13 Administrative/Support Staff LEEDÂŽ Accredited Professionals: 67 Living Future Accredited Professionals: 2

Awarding Design Excellence Pierside Kitchen & Packers Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort INhospitality Award, IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter Via6 2014 High-Rise Project of the Year, Merit Award, MFE 2014 Global Awards for Excellence - Finalist, Urban Land Institute 2013 INhome Award, IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter 2013 Multi-Family Development of the Year, NAIOP WA Night of the Stars Allez 2014 Development of the Year - Finalist, NAIOP WA Night of the Stars Greenbridge Master Plan 2014 Excellence Award, Center for Active Design 2013 10-Minute Neighborhoods Award, Int’l Making Cities Livable Atria Valley View 2013 Merit Award, AIA Design for Aging Review Bertschi Living Science Wing 2013 Best K-12 School, The Center for Green Schools USGBC 2013 Certified as the First Living Building on the West Coast Packers Oyster Bar at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington

We design destinations for unforgettable personal moments.

Hospitality Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac, Washington

GGLO has designed 1.5% of LEED certified units globally.

Campus Environments George F. Russell Jr. Hall, University of Washington in Seattle, Washington

We design spaces that provide a sense of belonging.

Senior Living Emerald Heights in Redmond, Washington

Multifamily Residential AMLI South Lake Union in Seattle Washington

We design places where people connect and flourish. Affordable Housing Greenbridge

We design buildings that engage and delight.

Tall Buildings Green Oasis Towers in Surabaya, Indonesia

Work Hard to Play Hard 2014

Best in Building

Best Residential Design Firm, Large Best Landscape Architecture Firm & Best Architecture Firm, Finalists USGBC

100 Best Companies To Work For Seattle Business Magazine

Corporate Philanthropist Award #23 in Small Companies Puget Sound Business Journal


Green Washington Award #1 Architecture Firm Seattle Business Magazine

100 Best Companies To Work For Seattle Business Magazine

Corporate Philanthropist Award #21 in Small Companies Puget Sound Business Journal


100 Best Companies To Work For Seattle Business Magazine

Enduring places grow from enduring relationships. We pride ourselves on not only being good at our work, but also good to work with. Excellent design puts people first. At GGLO, we can happily say the same.

Bike Enthusiasts BizCycle Certification Awarded Gold by Cascade Bicycle Club In the spring of 2013, GGLO purchased four Bianchi Milano bicycles. These bikes are available for all GGLO staff to reserve and take out for rides. Each bike comes with one helmet, one U-lock, one cable lock and a GGLO pannier bag.

We design for experiences that inspire. The Living Building Challenge TM

is the built environment's most rigorous performance standard. The Bertschi Living Building Science Classroom, which GGLO's Landscape Architecture provided pro-bono services, is: • the 1st building on the West Coast to achieve full Living Building Challenge certification; the world's 4th Living Building; • the 1st in the world constructed to meet the Living Building Challenge v2.0, including urban agriculture; and • the world's 1st Living Building constructed on an urban site.

Bertschi Living Building Science Classroom Rain water from roof makes its way towards the underground cistern though the classroom runnel.

Sustainability GGLO is committed to the advocacy and practice of Sustainable Design across the spectrum of our work, in the environments we design and the operations of our workplace. We strive to “Enhance environment, economy and social equity.” Sustainable GGLO design projects range from new market rate and affordable housing to mixed-use developments and from the renovation of historic buildings to the expansion of recreational environments. In addition to our built work, we are continuously expanding our technical knowledge base and understanding of the social and natural environments through research and design projects. In an effort to improve the building industry’s environmental and health performance, we have requested product manufactures provide transparency of building product content and associated health information through the use of a Health Product Declaration.

GGLO’s design teams are not only skilled at integrating sustainability into designs, our architects, landscape architects and interior designers are experienced with leading the certification efforts to streamline the process. GGLO has been recognized as a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the Building Design and Construction rating system family by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

Organizations that demonstrate and maintain high-quality project submissions through LEED Proven Provider receive significant benefits, such as greater access to a LEED reviewer and the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to clients faster.

Employee Benefits •

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

401K, with matching

Annual Bonus Opportunity

Work/Life Balance (Personal Time Management Program)

Licensure Reimbursement

Professional Development Programs

Health Savings Account with Employer Contribution

Flexible Spending Account

Long Term Disability Insurance


The Spa at Cedarbrook Lodge

Sweet Perks This is how we show our appreciation and sweeten the work week, with these perks: •

Located in the heart of Downtown: Across from SAM, Blocks from Pike’s Place Market and Waterfront - endless lunch options!

Formal and Informal Mentorship

On-site Amenities: gym, spa, sports court, pool

Lunch ‘n’ Learns for Continuing Education Credits

Emerging Professionals Group

Thursday Crit’s

Company Happy Hours

Company Bike Use

Unbelieveable Holiday Parties

Summer Events

Locally roasted, delicious coffee!

GGLO’s Park(ing) Day installation, 2014

Seattle Development Statistics


projects currently under construction in downtown Seattle


construction cranes helping to change Seattle’s Skyline

3 394 ,




(Development and Construction Projects Map, Downtown Seattle Association)

(Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index, Nov 2014)

residential units completed in 2014 and 3,089 to be completed in 2015 (2015 State of Downtown Report, Downtown Seattle Association)

billion dollars, the total construction cost for projects underconstruction (Development and Construction Projects, Downtown Seattle Association, Feb 2015)

Why we love Seattle!

Seattle is nicknamed the Emerald City because it rains 140 days annually, keeping our city lush and green.

Get outdoors in the Pacific Northwest! Beautiful hikes, waterfalls and rivers are all within driving distance.

Foodies love Seattle! New restaurants pop-up and opening every month means you could never have to eat the same thing twice!

Home to more than 200 vendors, farmers and specialty shops. Pike Place Market is Seattle’s #1 tourist destination, just blocks from GGLO!

Space at the Steps is a public event venue in GGLO’s office that we make available to non-profits and other groups that share our core values of community and sustainable urbanism.

For employment and internship opportunities:

Stay in touch!


Lindsay Pearsall, Talent Development Specialist (206) 902-5624 |

1301 First Avenue, Suite 301 Seattle, Washington 98101 tel 206.467.5828

@GGLO /GGLOcommunity /ggloseattle


GGLO Design  

At GGLO, we design distinct places where communities of people connect and thrive. We seek to bring the essence of community alive in each o...

GGLO Design  

At GGLO, we design distinct places where communities of people connect and thrive. We seek to bring the essence of community alive in each o...