Seattle City Hall (Seattle, WA) : The southwest corner, just outside the Council Chamber, showing use of wood louvers running along the inside windows

Creator:
Bassetti Architects, American architectural firm, founded 1947
Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson Firm, founded 1965
Published/Created:
Seattle, Washington, United States
2002-2005
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
aluminum
concrete
glass
steel
wood
Notes:
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.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Modern
Modernist
Neo-Rationalist
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-BA-SCH-H2
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
public buildings: municipal buildings: city halls (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
construction buildings; public buildings; municipal buildings; city halls interior
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10109960
PID:
digcoll:1866411