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May 2016
UW Station_Award

University of Washington Link Station wins AIA Washington Award

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. 

Apr 2016
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Nathan Brightbill

Nathan Brightbill

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. 



Mar 2016
400 Fairview

400 Fairview Open for Business

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.

Feb 2016
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Heishman_skystones_library Skyway

Skyway Library is Now Open

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)

Feb 2016
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ULink Station

Swift Company Project U Link to open in March

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. 

Aug 2015
Barbara Swift

2016 Affiliate Fellow at University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies

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. 

Jul 2015
Federal Way 320th Library

Federal Way 320th Library Recognized with an AIA Washington Civic Design Award

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. 

Mar 2015
Stone 34

Stone34 – LEED Platinum!

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.