Swift Company is seeking exceptional students who are interested in joining our integrated team for a summer internship position. The firm aims to support the professional development of interns and help foster a range of experiences. For more information, please see the attached full announcement.
Swift Company LLC is seeking to fill a Site Designer position at our busy Seattle office. For more information please see the attached full announcement.
The Thompson Hotel at 1st and Stewart is a Touchstone project, with OKA and Swift Company. The NAIOP award honors the Thompson Hotel out of nearly 60 commercial, industrial, and residential development projects in Seattle for 2016. See the complete award nomination here.
The University of Washington Light Rail Station received a 2016 Merit Award from the Seattle AIA chapter. UW University Architect Rebecca Barnes says of the project, “The station beautifully and intricately navigates an almost unbelievably complex urban node.” See the full award submission here.
The SPU South Transfer Station received a 2016 merit award from the WASLA. The project is celebrated for its thoughtful integration of program, circulation, and its showcase of reclaimed treasures—bringing new recognition to a long-standing facility employee practice. See the award submission here.
We are honored to announce Swift Company’s project Grand Teton National Park Craig Thomas Discover + Visitor Center has been awarded a 2016 ASLA Honor Award. The 2016 Awards Jury praised the project as, “Beautiful, awe-inspiring,” and that it, “doesn’t compete with the wilderness.” To see the full award, please visit here. To read about the project, please visit here.
We are excited to announce that the Sound Transit University of Washington Station has received an honorable mention in the Spaces, Places, Cities category in Fast Company’s 2016 Innovation by Design Awards! To view the full award, please visit here.
The 2016 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellow will be presenting their work “A City of Love: Visions of a Public Realm.” The event will take place at the Impact HUB Seattle in Pioneer Square on September 27th at 6pm. We hope to see you there! To RSVP, please visit here.
Coinciding with this year’s Seattle Design Festival theme of Design Change, The Urbanist is publishing a series exploring the way women are changing Seattle’s built environment. Barbara Swift was interviewed for the series for her leadership in the Seattle design community. The full article can be read here.
The University of Washington Station was written up in The Stranger on August 12th by Charles Mudede. Calling the area “a paradise of multi-modal transportation”, Mudede praises all aspects of the landscape and architectural design of the station. He describes the station as, “the best looking train station on the line.” To read the full article, please visit here.
Barbara Swift is honored to be speaking to the graduating students and their families and friends at the University of Washington College of the Built Environments graduation celebration and reception honoring graduates from all college departments and interdisciplinary programs.
Barbara Swift will serve as a member of the ASLA 2016 Student Awards Jury honoring the exceptional work and thinking of students in the United States and around the world.
The Sound Transit University of Washington Station has been awarded an Honorable Mention from the AIA Washington 2016 Civic Design Awards. The station building was designed by LMN Architects and the extensive site by Swift Company. Located at a transportation nexus at the toe of Rainier Vista, the station abuts Husky Stadium and University grounds. On March 19th, the station opened to capacity crowds. Ridership stays high today, changing regional transportation options for the future.
On March 31st, 2016 we experienced the unexpected terrible loss of our great colleague and friend, Nathan Brightbill. He was a vital and cherished part of our Swift Company family and he will be sorely missed. While our loss is significant, it pales in comparison with that of his wife Leah and two young sons. Nathan is survived by his wife Leah, young sons Rylan and Levi, and his family. Please see the links below for more information and ways to help.
400 Fairview, Swift Company’s recently completed collaboration with Skanska USA, is open for business and exhibits and exceptional blurring of public and private. Following a rigorous evaluation of market strategies, Skanska and the design team pushed typical assumptions to create a growing vibrant environment. Swift Company was influential in the design decisions that led to the strong interior/exterior relationship bringing in urban life with multiple paths, natural light and views deep into the building. The intentional generosity of seating, stages, and stoops with meticulous attention to detail invites use by all.
Swift Company project Skyway Library is now open to the public! Sitting at the intersection of Renton Ave S and 76th Ave S, the library is the main focal point of Skyway’s civic infrastructure. The multi-functional entry plazas can be combined with the parking area to create a larger space that can host a weekly farmer’s market, annual car show or other local community events. Artist Jenny Heishman joined the team and created magic with her Sky Stones. (photograph by Robert Wade)
The University of Washington Sound Transit Station is schedule to open 6 months early and $150 million under budget. Along with the Capitol Hill station, the stations are the first of 5 current Sound Transit station projects for Swift Company. The UDistrict, Roosevelt, and Northgate Stations are in the final stages of construction documents with early phases of construction under way. Additionally, the Lynnwood Link Extension Preliminary Engineering is wrapping up.
Barbara Swift to join selected industry leaders, faculty, and students for a program examining real estate issues in the built environment. The Affiliate Fellows program fosters deep interactions between students, the academic community, and the business community, provides mentorship to students, and explores new ideas relevant to the Northwest real estate community.
The Federal Way 320th Library received an AIA Washington Council Civic Design Merit Award, acclaimed by the jury for its uplifting community presence and remarkable attention to detail. The Civic Design Awards recognize public projects which represent Washington’s highest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance, and community engagement.
Stone 34, with Skanska Commercial Development, has been awarded LEED Platinum. The Brooks headquarters project followed extensive efforts with the City of Seattle Deep Green Pilot Program and developed a market driven, sustainable commercial development in a neighborhood undergoing rapid growth.
The Stone 34 development with Skanska has been honored with an award for the “Office Development of the Year” by NAIOP. The local chapter of the national organization recognizes local real estate projects and companies for their impact on the community, market adaptability, ingenuity, and local contributions. The award acknowledges the exceptional integration of a “deep green” project with Fremont community identity, housing Brooks Sports headquarters and flagship retail store on the Burke Gilman Trail. Click here for more info on NAIOP.
The Chicago Athenaeum/Europe awarded the Paccar Hall Foster School of Business the Green GOOD DESIGN award as an example of the world’s most important examples of sustainable design.
The Commission nominated the Transfer Station to receive one of four design excellence awards for exceptional integration of building landscape and function, stating the beautifully integrated project created a landmark in the city.
The City of Seattle South Transfer Station, a vigorous collaboration with URS, Miller Hull, Mortenson and WPA, received an honor award for its contribution to public design, representing the finest standards of design excellence, innovation and integration into the surrounding community.
The jury found the Peace Arch Land Port of Entry exemplifies the highest level of civic design in response to a changing world, through the insertion of a complex facility into the topography, subservient to the historic Peace Park and the expansive coastal landscape.
The American Society of Landscape Architects is elevating Barbara Swift to the ASLA Council of Fellows for her work. The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time.