This building is intended to be an urban, forward-thinking, dense, exciting place with active public spaces that engage the city streets and Seattle’s downtown culture.
- Architect Tom Kundig
A collaboration between the heavily awarded Olson Kundig and the highly esteemed Urban Visions
Olson Kundig is a Seattle-based design practice founded on the belief that buildings can act as bridges between culture, nature and people. With more than 50 years of practice, the firm’s work – museums, cultural centers, mixed-use buildings, residences, commercial and hospitality projects – extends worldwide. Tom Kundig, internationally renowned architect and principal designer of West Edge Tower, has received some of the world’s highest design honors, including a National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Urban Visions is intensely focused on urban areas as the engines for growth and change and is committed to creating a vital, vibrant, and compelling future for Seattle. The principles underlying this vision are sustainable development, smart growth, increased density, and transformational place-making. With a philosophy of “Build Up, Not Out”, they believe that what’s good for the environment is also good for business. They are a pro-density firm committed to implementing sustainable, high-performance practices into all of their buildings, and they assemble world class project teams to accomplish this objective.
Mitsui Fudosan America
Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. (MFA) is a real estate investment and development company headquartered in New York City and is the U.S. subsidiary of Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. – Japan’s largest publicly traded real estate company. MFA’s history in the United States dates back to the early 1970s. Since its inception, MFA has acquired and developed numerous office, multifamily and hospitality properties in major markets throughout the U.S. In addition to its significant portfolio of office buildings, MFA recently expanded its development platform, with several office and multifamily development projects launched in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
Founded in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle in 1944, Sellen is the largest contractor in the Pacific Northwest. From high-rises and hospitals, to historic renovations and high-tech facilities, Sellen has delivered some of the region’s most important projects. They work to be more than a trusted and innovative construction company – but a strategic partner and valuable member of the project development team. Sellen’s culture is focused on building community and gives back more than $1 million a year to causes employees care about.