This project was the interior renovation of a 50’s era building originally designed by the renowned Seattle architect, Paul Thiry, for a civil engineering company. The building is located close to Lake Union in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle.

The clarity of the existing building guided the work. A complete renovation of the reception area, restrooms and the public circulation path was reinvented with color and materials. The casework and custom lighting design was inspired by the way topography is represented on civil engineering drawings. It is constructed with multiple layers of fin plywood and recycled compressed sunflower seed panels. The company’s existing logo was worked into the new frosted glazing of the storefront.

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