Reopening of the Seattle Asian Art Museum by LMN Architects

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Project Team
Yomi Adeyemi, Associate AIA. Robert Ames. Aaron Argyle, Associate AIA. Henry Butitta, Michael Day, Tiffani Erdmanczyk. Anya Fiechtl, AIA. Mette Greenshields, AIA. Joanne Koola, Mark Lo. Samuel Miller, FAIA. Lori Naig, IIDA. Lauren Patnoe. Wendy Pautz, FAIA. Christopher Patterson, AIA. Francene Ray. Ayako Sakurai, IIDA. Jeremy Schoenfeld, AIA. Kathy Stallings, AIA. Jennifer Tamblin, Megan Taylor. Pamela Trevithick, AIA. Paulina Wilkowska. John Woloszyn, AIA.
Structural Engineer.- Magnusson Klemencic Associates. Civil Engineer.- Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Inc. Landscape Architect.- Walker Macy. Lighting Design.- Fisher Marantz Stone. Mechanical Engineer.- Rushing Company. Electrical Engineer.- Stantec. Envelope Consultant.- RDH Building Science, Inc. Historic Preservation Consultant.- BOLA Architecture and Planning.
General Contractor
BNBuilders, Inc.
Seattle Art Museum. Owner’s Representative.- OAC Services, Inc.
Volunteer Park Site Area.- 1,960,200 SFT (182,108.53 s.m.). Original Galleries.- 12,924 SFT (1,200 s.m.). New Gallery.- 2,658 SFT (246 s.m.). Fuller Garden Court.- 2,186 SFT (203 s.m.). Park Lobby.- 1,247 SFT (115 s.m.). Total Gross Floor Area.- 64,250 SFT (5,969 s.m.). Building Height.- 48’-8” (15 m.). Number of floors.- 3.
Design Years.- 2008 – 2017. Construction Years.- 2017 – 2020.
1400 E. Prospect Street. Seattle, Washington 98112. USA
Museum featuring one of the nation’s most important collections of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian and South Asian works with 1 large special exhibition gallery, 14 medium-sized galleries, education space, conservation studio, library, 201-seat auditorium, 2 meeting rooms, facility and administrative offices.
Adam Hunter/LMN Architects. Tim Griffith.


LMN Architects specializes in the planning and design of significant public and private projects, including transit stations, cultural venues, convention centers, education facilities, office buildings, mixed-use developments, and other urban environments that celebrate and enrich communities. The firm is the recipient of the 2016 American Institute of Architects National Architecture Firm Award.

2018 AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture
2017 Chicago Athenaeum/Europe International Architecture Award
2017 American Architecture Awards Airports and Transportation Centers
2017 Architizer Popular Choice Winner, Architecture + Glass
2016 Fast Company Innovation by Design Honorable Mention for Spaces, Places, Cities
2016 AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards Honorable Mention
2016 AIA Seattle Chapter Award of Merit
2016 City of Seattle Design Commission Design Excellence Award

John Chau, AIA,
John is one of our most gifted designers and conceptualists. His ability to integrate the unique characteristics of each project with local culture and tradition has resulted in responsive, innovative solutions. His collaborative working style and mentoring skills have been fundamental in the success of many of the firm’s most important projects.

Sam Miller, FAIA, LEED AP,
Sam’s work includes civic, education, and performing arts projects in addition to leading LMN’s advances in sustainable design and design technology. His construction and engineering background supports a thorough understanding of building systems and technology.

Walt Niehoff, AIA,
Walt has been with LMN since 1989 and leads the firm’s private sector work. His expertise includes the design and project management of mixed-use, commercial, retail, corporate office, and high-rise office projects. He is a leader in developing progressive designs that integrate mixed-use projects into urban neighborhoods, and highly regarded for his ability to work with stakeholders to create projects embraced by their communities.

Wendy Pautz, FAIA,
Wendy is known for integrating conceptual design with a sophisticated knowledge of technical resolution. She synthesizes pragmatic project requirements with far-reaching social, economic and environmental considerations resulting in innovative solutions that enhance the life of their communities.

Mark Reddington, FAIA,
Mark has been instrumental in establishing LMN as a leader in the design of public places with over 120 awards including national and international awards for architecture, urban design and sustainability.  He leads projects in all market sectors including convention centers, performing arts, education and transportation and brings a strong focus on enhancing the public realm through design excellence.

George Shaw, FAIA, LEED AP,
George provides project leadership on major public projects including convention centers, performing arts venues and higher education facilities. His ability to discern and resolve fundamental planning and design issues, combined with his management and cost control skills, ensure a creative and highly effective design and project delivery process.

Stephen Van Dyck, AIA, LEED AP,
Stephen has earned a reputation for innovation, design technology and collaborative leadership and is widely recognized as an industry authority in the adoption of emerging technologies. His project experience encompasses a wide range of public assembly, performing arts, higher education and mixed-use projects.

Rafael Viñoly-Menendez, AIA,
Rafael has been involved in a wide range of national and international projects, including performing arts venues, sports and events facilities, with a special emphasis on the planning and design of convention and conference centers. His involvement with a wide variety of project types has consistently produced creative design solutions that capitalize on the opportunities implicit in the client’s program, site, and budget.




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