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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Pike Motorworks

On Seattle’s gritty, historic “Auto Row,” an old BMW showroom was transformed into a true mixed-use residential space. With a unique combination of parcels interwoven amongst existing buildings, this project’s frontage touches all four sides of the block. Two midblock pedestrian passages organize the development, serve internal functions, link to adjacent streets, and create rich place-making opportunity in the heart of Capitol Hill.

An urban oasis

Pike Motorworks engages four different streets yet controls only one corner. A cruciform courtyard at the intersection of two mid-block passages creates a vital heart within the two-building complex. A half moon south-facing courtyard brings new life to the historic retail frontage on Pike Street.

Architectural portals make enticing thresholds to the space, framing artwork and found-object fabrications directed by the landscape architecture team. The internal courtyard holds a nexus of activity with retail and dining spilling into space alongside two primary residential entries. A study in honest materials and subtle details provide respite from the active, sometimes raucous streetscapes.

Pike Motorworks was designed and constructed coincident with the Cue apartments, an adjoining project designed by Hewitt.  This timing, proximity, and shared landscape architectural team allowed the Cue’s west façade and lobby terrace to face into the central courtyard of PMW, bringing visual variety and energy to the spatial composition.