Seattle City Hall (Seattle, WA) : Illustration, showing proposed west entry and plaza with list of project contributors
Bassetti Architects, American architectural firm, founded 1947 Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson Firm, founded 1965
Seattle, Washington, United States 2002-2005
ca. 1990's 1950 AD - 2010 AD
aluminum concrete glass steel wood
Seattle City Hall, designed by the joint venture Bassetti Architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, creates a civic heart for downtown. The 200,000 sf building and adjacent Civic Plaza provide a new home for citizens to participate in and celebrate their government. The building design reflects the natural environment, craft, technology and people of Seattle. Council offices, mayoral suite, council chambers and public reception areas are outfitted with audio/visual equipment to optimize communication and public comment. Bassetti Architects led a highly collaborative team of architects, landscape designers, public artists through a complex public design process. To provide information and solicit input from the greatest constituency possible, the design team participated in over 50 public meetings, workshops and presentations; provided press and media interface; and worked with web-based response systems and the municipal cable television channel. Seattle City Hall achieved a LEED Gold certification, one of only three buildings in Seattle to attain such a distinction. The design team explored costs and benefits associated with many systems, including installation of a high-efficiency raised floor ventilation system that eliminates costly ductwork and designing interior office spaces for maximum daylighting. The first phase of Seattle City Hall was completed in June 2003 while the Civic Plaza was completed in March 2005.
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Modern Modernist Neo-Rationalist
architecture (AAT) public buildings: municipal buildings: city halls (AAT)
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
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construction buildings; public buildings; municipal buildings; city halls
Archivision Module One
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC Archivision, Inc. ca. 1990's
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
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