HEWITT is Committed to Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization

12/1/21

We have a sense of responsibility to be part of the change that we seek in our community. As designers who shape built environments, we recognize that...

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HEWITT announces the retirement of senior principal Kris Snider

11/17/21

Seattle-based design firm HEWITT today announced that Kris Snider, ASLA, senior principal and director of design – landscape architecture, will reti...

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HEWITT Promotes Jake Woland to Principal

9/27/21

Seattle-based design firm HEWITT announced the promotion of Jake Woland, ASLA, LEED AP, to the position of principal. Woland, who served as a senior a...

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25-Story Residential Tower Pitched for Seattle’s U-District Praised by Design Board

The Registry 7/30/21

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Russ Adams 1965-2021

7/22/21

Russ Adams, 2019. For the past 10 years, we at HEWITT were fortunate to call Russ Adams our colleague. As a senior associate in the architecture studi...

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Seattle Architect Raises LGBTQ+ Voices

KING5 News 6/2/21

Seattle architect Julia Nagele says being different presented some challenges growing up, but was an asset in her career. ...

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New Website

3/29/21

Our goal in redesigning HEWITT’s virtual presence was to highlight our shared passion for improving the way cities move and people live, while givin...

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Mover & Shakers: Julia Nagele is an architectural icon in a male-dominated industry

Seattle Refined 3/24/21

From an architecture student to Director of Design at Hewitt (as well as being a professor, mother and wife), Nagele’s journey towards becomin...

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Episode #52: Give Yourself Permission to Choose Your Own Path

Layers of Design 3/20/21

Join Layers of Design’s Sketch it out Podcast as they have a conversation with Julia Nagele, principal and the director of design at HEWITT. She...

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A Conversation With Julia Nagele, The Architect Behind Seattle’s Newest Luxury Residential Tower The Emerald

Forbes 3/4/21

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month and to discuss this exciting tower, Nagele spoke exclusively with Forbes o...

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Lakefront Blocks

Situated between two hills near the lake’s edge, Lakefront Blocks serves as a gateway between the waterfront and the South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle. The development includes 638,000 SF office, 10,000 SF retail, and 150 residential units across two full city blocks, making a significant mark on the urban fabric in the neighborhood.

South Lake Union’s thriving urban office neighborhood draws leading companies to Seattle. For Lakefront Blocks — a hybrid office, retail, and housing complex — HEWITT integrated landscape architecture with urban design principles for walkability and human scale to craft a hallmark mixed-use destination along the southern edge of Lake Union.

 

Sustainability spotlight

A Filter to the Lake’s Edge

As the last opportunity to slow urban stormwater before it reaches the southern edge of Lake Union, the landscape response showcases bioretention planters throughout the two block site as grounding elements through the campus.

A Tour of the Logjam

As a nod to the historic timber mill that was once at the edge of the lake, the sculptural “logjam” invites people to sit, climb, and play. A grand, sculptural gesture leading into the park, the logjam is a prime spot to soak up the afternoon sun. Video courtesy of the fabricators, Architectural Elements.