Lower Rainier Vista & Pedestrian Land Bridge
March 23, 2017 – Today the Puget Sound Business Journal announced that GGN is designing the landscape for REI’s new headquarters at the Spring District in Bellevue, WA. Marc Stiles writes, “The campus will have bridges spanning courtyards, outdoor staircases, rooftop walkways and outdoor meeting spaces. There will also be outdoor space for employees to exercise and host community events.”
GGN is the landscape architect for the Spring District, being developed by Wright Runstad. In addition to REI, the development includes the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), currently under construction. Earlier in the development process, GGN completed the Spring District Park.
The exhibit of Shannon’s process drawings, titled “Repair Works,” is open today, March 21 at the Stuckeman School's Rouse Gallery. The lecture, to be delivered tomorrow, Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Stuckeman Jury Space, will build on the “Repair Works” theme of the exhibit. “GGN is particularly interested in design work that does not bestow a novel layer of design onto a clean-slate site, but, instead, strategically repairs a ‘messy and broken’ transitional space in a city,” says Shannon. “Novel solutions can be found by fixing the old, in situ systems and designs of a highly altered site.”
February 13, 2017 - GGN is pleased to be a founding sponsor of Drawing in Design at the University of Washington College of Built Environments. This year’s series opened on Friday evening with the lecture "Drawing the Pictures in Your Mind" by Alan Maskin, a partner at Olson Kundig. The lecture was followed by a weekend drawing workshop at Olson Kundig led by Alan, Laura Bartunek, and Jerome Tryon. Several university students attended the workshop, and they were joined by GGNers Katherine Liss, Stephanie Brucart, Therese Graf, and Philip Syvertsen.