NEWS & Ideas
HEWITT announces the retirement of senior principal Kris Snider
Seattle-based design firm HEWITT today announced that Kris Snider, ASLA, senior principal and director of design – landscape architecture, will reti...
The Emerald was nominated for the 2022 NAIOP High-Rise Residential Development of the Year. ...
HEWITT Promotes Jake Woland to Principal
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...
25-Story Residential Tower Pitched for Seattle’s U-District Praised by Design Board
The Registry 7/30/21
Russ Adams 1965-2021
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...
Julia delivered the Commencement address for the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 2022 ...
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. ...
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...
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...
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.
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.