HEWITT Promotes Julia Nagele to Senior Principal


SEATTLE, June 15, 2022 – Seattle-based design firm HEWITT today announced the promotion of Julia Nagele to senior principal. She also serves as dire...

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Designing the urban experience: An architectural tour of Bellevue’s 888 building

The Bellevue Reporter 8/17/21

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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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Episode #42: Leading by Example at the Top of Your Career + Connecting the Dots w/ Julia Nagele

Studio Chats Podcast 3/11/21

What is it like to be a Director of Design, a Principal of an Architecture firm & teaching a studio at a major university? We were so curious too!...

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Episode #358: Leadership Lessons with Julia Nagele

Business of Architecture Podcast 3/3/21

The Business of Architecture podcast continue honoring the women in architecture in today’s interview with architect Julia Nagele. Nagele is making ...

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Episode #11: Seattle Growth Podcast

Seattle Growth Podcast 2/22/21

King County Executive Dow Constantine discusses navigating the pandemic and the future of King County. Julia Nagele, Principal and Director of Design ...

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Episode #47: Design Leadership with Julia Nagele

Design Voice Podcast 1/20/21

In this episode, Julia tells the story of how a chance encounter in Rome led to her moving to Seattle. Julia shares how her career transitioned from a...

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A Seattle Skyscraper’s Rise Helps Shatter a Glass Ceiling

Seattle Met 12/21/20

A new 40-story condo building owes much of its design to Julia Nagele, one of few women in the world to shape such a tall tower. ...

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Fresh pics: a tour of East Link

Sound Transit, The Platform 11/19/20

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Welcome to HEWITT’s new website.

Three studios, three disciplines, one HEWITT.

Our goal in redesigning HEWITT’s virtual presence was to highlight our shared passion for improving the way cities move and people live, while giving our three studios – Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Transportation Architecture – the ability to showcase distinct points of view and expertise. We wanted a site that opens a window to how we think, analyze and design within the built environment.

With our partner DEI Creative, we came up with the concept of inverting the typical project page layout by leading with diagrams and models. By sharing the journeys our projects take, we show visitors how we address design issues throughout the process and do our best work in complex urban conditions.

As you’ll see, each studio has its own “microsite,” where you can dive deeper into the stories behind our projects and meet our team. Speaking of, we asked some of the people who worked on the site what they are most excited about:

  • Maddie (Architecture): “The GIFs and videos animate the central narrative of our projects. Check out the GIF showing how light and air travels through the Luna Apartment‘s corridors and the Gridiron video exploring how we honored the past of a historic building and neighborhood while designing for the future.”
  • Nancy (Landscape): “By including process diagrams, we can share many more of the driving forces behind the design of a project. For example, our diagram for 8th and Republican illustrates our layered approach to maximize the site’s potential. Each gesture was thoughtfully designed to serve multiple benefits.”
  • Emily (Transportation): “Our studio contributes to the creation of transportation infrastructure that connects communities and provides equitable, sustainable, mobility options. We have used storytelling to highlight our passion for this work, and provided an interactive transit map to navigate our wide range of projects.”

Thank you to our clients for giving HEWITT incredible opportunities to help shape the fabric of our cities. And thank you for taking the time to get to know us. If you’d like to talk about working together or if you’re interested in joining our team, please get in touch.