Pike-Pine Renaissance Wins 2014 Great Places Award
May 14, 2014 - Today it was announced that the Pike-Pine Renaissance by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol is one of six exemplary projects in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and urban design that have been named winners of the 2014 Great Places Awards by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). This is the second year in a row that Gustafson Guthrie Nichol has received the EDRA Award in the Place Planning category, having been recognized for Unified Ground: Union Square - National Mall Competition in 2013.
The Pike-Pine Renaissance, sponsored by the Downtown Seattle Association, was developed from a call for design guidelines for downtown streets and has expanded to a much larger advocacy for the street as the city’s greatest public space. Building on the numerous plans already in place, the team at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) focused on broadening expectations of what it would mean to meet the client’s goals of making Seattle “America’s Best Urban Experience." In addition to GGN, other project consultants included Framework, Toole Design Group, BDS Planning & Urban Design, Downtown Works, and ECONorthwest.
For a full list of award recipients and information about the esteemed jury of research and design professionals, please visit www.edra.org/greatplaces.