There was a good turnout at last night's schematic design presentation by New York City based landscape architect James Corner, the Central Waterfront's lead designer. The presentation was at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion, and it marks the closing of the schematic design phase for the project.
Mr. Corner spent about 1.5 hours reviewing the concepts and execution of this massive endeavor, of which Schemata Workshop has a significant role in. Other Seattle-based team members we have worked closely with include Berger Partnership, CH2MHill, Shiels | Obletz | Johnsen (SOJ), Dark|Light, Greenbusch Group, Rushing, and Bright Engineering. The entire waterfront team has almost 50 consultants.
In addition to the slides presentation by Jim, there were many graphically compelling boards, comment cards, project fact sheets, as well as the model of the Central Waterfront. EnviroIssues did a commendable job organizing the event.
It was a good time to connect with other design team members, the client, and the community at large as we together marked this important milestone. From festive to serious, most audience members were quite engaged, and seemed to like what they saw. Below are Andrew Barash (CH2MHill), Guy Michaelsen (Berger Partnerhsip), and Ethan Bernau (SOJ) enjoying a lighter moment.
We are excited this phase in reaching its conclusion, and look forward to the next phase of design on the Union Street connection, Pier 62/63, and the Pool Barge. Thanks to all Schemata team members, past and present, who have put in great effort to help us realize this important milestone: Karen Branick, Jeff Busby, Scott Nye, Peggy Heim, Teng Teng, Emily Woods, Katherine Willis, and Eli Gardner.
Have a visit to the projects portion of our website for details on our design efforts to date.