Bellevue City Hall

This award-winning project transformed the outdated Qwest headquarters into a state-of-the-art civic structure for the city of Bellevue, Washington. The building now houses all city departments under one roof, including the technically specialized functions of the police department, and the city’s emergency response infrastructure. The design artfully interweaves these highly functional concerns with generous and elegant public spaces that welcome citizens to participate in their government. Detailed departmental space planning was completed for city hall and public safety functions, as well as layout, selection and specifications for open office work stations for 900 employees.

Photo credits: Lara Swimmer Photography

  • AIA Northwest & Pacific Region
    Award of Merit, 2008
  • CSLA-AAPC National Merit Award, 2008
  • AIA Seattle Commendation Award, 2007
  • AIA Seattle Project of the Month, July 2007
  • NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) Job of the Year, 2007
  • AIA WA Council Civic Design
    Citation Award, 2006
  • IIDA Portland Honor Award, 2006
  • Bellevue Downtown Association
    Community Treasure Award, 2006
  • Terrazzo Honor Award
    Public Project of the Year, 2006