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Gestalt - 2017 Seattle Design Festival Installation by CollinsWoerman

Gestalt: An organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.

Seattle Design Festival 2017 brought together groups, organizations, and individuals from our region and across the globe to explore the POWER of design in our changing world. The Gestalt installation by CollinsWoerman in Seattle, Washington, is an interactive dialogue about this sentiment.

Designing infrastructure for an uncertain future

How do we build infrastructure that are flexible and adaptable to an uncertain future?

The recent storms in North America and elsewhere have made resilient systems and infrastructure recovery times prevalent topics in our community. In response, Steve Moddemeyer, Principal, has published a piece for the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council regarding Design infrastructure for a speedy recovery.

Arlan Collins and Matthew Grunert Jurors for APA Awards

CollinsWoerman’s Arlan Collins and Matthew Grunert were honored to be invited as jurors for the Architectural Precast Association’s 2016 Awards for Excellence.

Along with fellow juror Mark D’amato of DCI Engineers, Arlan and Matthew carefully considered more than 50 submissions for the national contest during deliberations this summer. The awards were presented at the APA’s Annual Convention in San Diego in September. All winners demonstrated excellence in execution, creativity, and thought.

Federal Aviation Administration HQ in Des Moines wins NAIOP Award

Panattoni Development Company’s new regional headquarters for the FAA, designed by CollinsWoerman, has been awarded 2016 Deal of the Year by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

The new HQ will allow FAA to consolidate four disparate offices located around the Puget Sound into one purpose-built complex.

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CollinsWoerman is pleased to announce the following new leadership appointments, promotions, and renewals for 2016

CollinsWoerman appointed Cameron Wu, Matthew Grunert, Nick Funaro, Richard Houts, Semra Riddle and Talia Olson to Associate and renewed the appointments of Andy Morison, Jay Blackburn, Leif Person and Nathan Copley to Associate. The firm promoted Alex Clark, Candice Clinton, and Natasha Epstein from Associate to Senior Associate and appointed Bart Carrothers, Bruce Lindeke, Chien Chen, James Tippett, Keysha Stark, Kris Paulson, Peter Damento to Senior Associate.

FAA Regional HQ a Finalist for NAIOP Night of the Stars

The FAA's new Regional Headquarters in Des Moines, Washington has been selected as a finalist for National Association of Industrial and Office Parks' (NAIOP) 2016 Night of the Stars awards.

CollinsWoerman, in conjunction with Panattoni Development Company, has been working on two phases of the new HQ, which is nominated for Deal of the Year. Panattoni is nominated for Developer of the Year, as well.

Resilient Design Performance Standard for Infrastructure and Associated Buildings for Boulder County

Steve Moddemeyer, Principal and Chris Poland Consulting Engineer collaborated with the Boulder CDBG-DR Collaborative to develop a Resilient Design Performance Standard for infrastructure and associated buildings. This helped the communities to set recovery times for infrastructure based on community priorities. The process revealed dependencies and interdependencies between infrastructure systems that would otherwise delay achieving the community’s goal of recovery.

47+7 wins NAIOP Judges' Award at Night of the Stars 2015

In front of an audience of more than one thousand, NAIOP Washington State presented the 2015 Night of the Stars Awards on Friday, November 6, to outstanding real estate developments and activities in a variety of market types and the individuals who conceived of, took risks, sponsored, supported and made the projects happen.

We are pleased to announce that 47+7 was selected as winner, Judges' Award for Innovation of the Year.

CollinsWoerman announces a joint venture with Intellectual Ventures

CollinsWoerman is pleased to announce a joint venture with Intellectual Ventures (IV), a patent holding and technology development firm, headquartered in Bellevue, WA. The Joint Venture is called Innovative Building Technologies (IBT), and IV’s role is to strengthen the intellectual property portfolio related to IBT’s prefabricated component parts building technology. IBT will exclusively license the proprietary building system to Sustainable Living Innovations (SLI) for implementation.