The Puget Sound region fosters a culture of creativity and discovery; it is the nexus of big ideas, the home of innovators and innovations that have shaped our region and changed the world. We all know Seattle is changing rapidly (who hasn’t seen the three year time lapse video stitched together by Ricardo Martin-Brualla from the Space Needle’s 360-degree webcam). The demolition of the seismically vulnerable Alaskan Way Viaduct is almost complete, making way for Waterfront Seattle to fulfill the community’s vision for beautiful public spaces, a salmon-friendly seawall, and year-round cultural, educational, and recreational activities. LMN Architects is planning a $100 million design for a 50,000 square-foot expansion to the aquarium, the iconic Space Needle got a 360 degree spacelift with floor-to-forever glass to “elevate the awe” (the Loupe revolving glass floor opened to the public in 2018, overall renovations to be completed 2019). Construction is starting for the New Arena at Seattle Center, and yeah….we’re getting a professional hockey team!
While the city that almost never sleeps perseveres with its transformation (we still have the most cranes in the sky of any U.S. city), office environments are changing too.