Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Seattle Related Events

CTBUH Seattle Hosts Tour of West Edge Tower
22 Feb 2018, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH Seattle hosted a site tour of West Edge Tower in downtown Seattle on Thursday, 22 February, featuring a blend of completed and in-progress spaces throughout the tower.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts a Tall Timber Seminar
22 Jun 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle YPC heard from industry experts at a tall timber presentation, followed then by a networking event.
Seattle YPC: Optimism Brewery Tour & Happy Hour
24 May 2017, Seattle – Tour Report
The CTBUH YPC of Seattle met to tour the Olson Kundig-designed Optimism Brewery building, formally an abandoned warehouse in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
CTBUH Seattle Debates HALA’s Impact on Downtown Development
18 Apr 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The annual CTBUH Seattle Spring Forum featured a panel discussion examining and interpreting the impact of Seattle’s "HALA" on future downtown development.
CTBUH Seattle Tours Tower 12
23 Mar 2017, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH Seattle's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) organized a tour of Tower 12, a 35-story, 386 foot tall residential tower in downtown Seattle.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts Spring Forum
14 Apr 2016, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle Chapter Spring Forum was hosted by CallisonRTKL and featured a panel discussion that examined opportunities to "Transform Downtown Seattle for Kids."
The Sustainability of Going Tall
28 Jul 2014, Seattle – Event
Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green lectures on “The Sustainability of Going Tall” as the first event in a series focusing on Seattle neighborhoods.
CTBUH Seattle Holds Launch Event
25 Mar 2014, Seattle – Event Report
A new committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has been established in Seattle, and held its first public event at the Seattle offices of Gensler.
CTBUH Seattle Tours Kiara
31 May 2018, Seattle – Tour Report
The CTBUH Seattle Chapter recently toured Kiara, previously known as 970 Denny Way, a mixed-use, high-rise development in Seattle.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
10 Oct 2017, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH Seattle held its 2017 Fall Forum, kindly hosted by CallisonRTKL, on the topic of Building Resiliency & Design Optimization.
CTBUH Seattle YPC & Katerra Presentation: Cross-Laminated Timber
30 Aug 2017, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH's Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) 101 presentation series at Katerra's Seattle offices.
CTBUH Seattle YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting
10 Apr 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held their first board meeting at the office of Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
Seattle YPC Tours Troy Block
1 Dec 2016, Seattle – Tour Report
The Seattle Chapter of the Young Professionals Committee hosted a site tour of Troy Block, providing significant insight into the relationship of the historical and new.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
8 Nov 2016, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH Seattle organized and held their annual Fall Forum, this year on “Digital Technology in the Built Environment.”
Seattle Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Seattle, gateway to Asia and icon of the Pacific Northwest, where they witnessed a showcase of tall building and technological innovation.

Seattle Related Events/Initiatives

2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come
22 Jan 2019, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see what trends and milestones will shape the industry in the year to come!
Four New Chapters Formed in 2018
19 Oct 2018, Chicago – CTBUH News
In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Scandinavia and Seattle, more than have ever been established in a single year.
2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
CTBUH Seattle Tours Kiara
31 May 2018, Seattle – Tour Report
The CTBUH Seattle Chapter recently toured Kiara, previously known as 970 Denny Way, a mixed-use, high-rise development in Seattle.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts Tour of West Edge Tower
22 Feb 2018, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH Seattle hosted a site tour of West Edge Tower in downtown Seattle on Thursday, 22 February, featuring a blend of completed and in-progress spaces throughout the tower.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
10 Oct 2017, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH Seattle held its 2017 Fall Forum, kindly hosted by CallisonRTKL, on the topic of Building Resiliency & Design Optimization.
CTBUH Seattle YPC & Katerra Presentation: Cross-Laminated Timber
30 Aug 2017, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH's Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) 101 presentation series at Katerra's Seattle offices.
CTBUH Seattle Hosts a Tall Timber Seminar
22 Jun 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle YPC heard from industry experts at a tall timber presentation, followed then by a networking event.
Seattle YPC: Optimism Brewery Tour & Happy Hour
24 May 2017, Seattle – Tour Report
The CTBUH YPC of Seattle met to tour the Olson Kundig-designed Optimism Brewery building, formally an abandoned warehouse in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
CTBUH Seattle Debates HALA’s Impact on Downtown Development
18 Apr 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The annual CTBUH Seattle Spring Forum featured a panel discussion examining and interpreting the impact of Seattle’s "HALA" on future downtown development.
CTBUH Seattle YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting
10 Apr 2017, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held their first board meeting at the office of Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
CTBUH Seattle Tours Tower 12
23 Mar 2017, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH Seattle's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) organized a tour of Tower 12, a 35-story, 386 foot tall residential tower in downtown Seattle.
Seattle YPC Tours Troy Block
1 Dec 2016, Seattle – Tour Report
The Seattle Chapter of the Young Professionals Committee hosted a site tour of Troy Block, providing significant insight into the relationship of the historical and new.
CTBUH Seattle Fall Forum
8 Nov 2016, Seattle – Event Report
CTBUH Seattle organized and held their annual Fall Forum, this year on “Digital Technology in the Built Environment.”
CTBUH Seattle Hosts Spring Forum
14 Apr 2016, Seattle – Event Report
The CTBUH Seattle Chapter Spring Forum was hosted by CallisonRTKL and featured a panel discussion that examined opportunities to "Transform Downtown Seattle for Kids."
Seattle Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Seattle – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Seattle, gateway to Asia and icon of the Pacific Northwest, where they witnessed a showcase of tall building and technological innovation.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Sustainability of Going Tall
28 Jul 2014, Seattle – Event
Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green lectures on “The Sustainability of Going Tall” as the first event in a series focusing on Seattle neighborhoods.
CTBUH Seattle Holds Launch Event
25 Mar 2014, Seattle – Event Report
A new committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has been established in Seattle, and held its first public event at the Seattle offices of Gensler.

Featured Tall Buildings in Seattle

1918 8th Avenue

1918 8th Avenue

This 36-story office tower with a 9-story wing features optimized floor plates, which allow tenants to optimize space.

Columbia Center

Columbia Center

The 76-story Columbia Center features a famous public observatory and, at the time of its completion in 1984, was the tallest building on the West Coast.

Premier on Pine

Premier on Pine

Located at Pine Street and Ninth Avenue just west of the Paramount Theater, Premiere on Pine has recently joined Seattle's skyline as one of the tallest residential towers in the city.

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Seattle Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Seattle, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Donor

Magnusson Klemencic Associates Magnusson Klemencic Associates
United States
STRC CIV SEIS WIND
WATG URBAN WATG URBAN
United States
ARCH URB INTR

Contributor

Cary Kopczynski & Company Cary Kopczynski & Company
United States
SEIS STRC
DCI Engineers DCI Engineers
United States
STRC SEIS
GGLO GGLO
United States
ARCH URB INTR LAND
Raftery CRE, LLC Raftery CRE, LLC
United States
CON DEV

Participant

3Mix 3Mix
United States
ARCH
Coughlin Porter Lundeen Coughlin Porter Lundeen
United States
STRC CIV SEIS
DLR Group DLR Group
United States
ARCH
Harmon, Inc Harmon, Inc
United States
FAC FACS
LMN Architects LMN Architects
United States
ARCH URB INTR TRAN

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CTBUH Seattle

CTBUH Seattle Hosts Tour of West Edge Tower

CTBUH Seattle Hosts Tour of West Edge Tower

22 Feb 2018
Tour Report

CTBUH Seattle Hosts a Tall Timber Seminar

CTBUH Seattle Hosts a Tall Timber Seminar

22 Jun 2017
Event Report

Seattle YPC: Optimism Brewery Tour & Happy Hour

Seattle YPC: Optimism Brewery Tour & Happy Hour

24 May 2017
Tour Report

More Seattle Related Events

2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come

22 Jan 2019, CTBUH News – Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see…

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018

Four New Chapters Formed in 2018

19 Oct 2018, CTBUH News – In 2018, CTBUH established four new Chapters in Hong Kong, Philadelphia,…

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2 Aug 2018, Tour Report – This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along…

More Seattle Related Events/Initiatives

Donald Davies

CTBUH Advisory Group

Donald Davies
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Roger Heeringa

Treasurer

Roger Heeringa
DCI Engineers, Seattle

Sean Canady

Secretary

Sean Canady
GGLO, Seattle

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CTBUH Seattle Representation

Donald Davies

CTBUH Advisory Group

Donald Davies
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Roger Heeringa

Treasurer

Roger Heeringa
DCI Engineers, Seattle

Sean Canady

Secretary

Sean Canady
GGLO, Seattle

Todd Enoki

City Executive Committee

Todd Enoki
CallisonRTKL, Seattle

William Maibusch

City Executive Committee

William Maibusch
The Walsh Group, Seattle

Jeremy Hasselbauer

Future Leaders Committee Co-Chair

Jeremy Hasselbauer
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Joey Piotrowski

Future Leaders Committee Co-Chair

Joey Piotrowski
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

Natasha Morris

Future Leaders Committee Membership Manager

Natasha Morris
CollinsWoerman, Seattle

Alec Thomas

Future Leaders Committee Secretary

Alec Thomas
Katerra, Seattle

Alex Wiley

Future Leaders Committee Events Manager

Alex Wiley
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle

CTBUH Resources on Seattle

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Fellow

Life Cycle Analysis: Are We There Yet?

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Donald Davies, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Tall, Gray, and Green: Reinforced Concrete Construction in the Pacific Northwest

5 Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Martin Maingot, Cary Kopczynski & Company

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014

Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I
Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

The Vertical Campus

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Jason Haase, LMN Architects

One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings

Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV
Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group

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Seattle Related Papers/Research

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
The Vertical Campus
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Jason Haase, LMN Architects
Tech companies of all sizes are leaving the loft and heading to the high-rise. As small startups grow larger and set their sights on attracting the best talent available, it is often the case that a ping pong table and free snacks are not going to…
One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists on traditional forms.
Shoring Wall and Subsurface Structural Systems: IDX Tower, Seattle, Washington
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; David G. Winter, Shannon & Wilson; Douglas E. Loesch, MKA; Robert Hollister, Hines
This paper reports on the performance of the excavation shoring. The new building is supported on a mat footing that varies in thickness from 6 to 14 feet. This paper also discusses the design of the mat, and the building core wall support.

Featured Tall Buildings in Seattle

Premier on Pine

Premier on Pine

Located at Pine Street and Ninth Avenue just west of the Paramount Theater, Premiere on Pine has recently joined Seattle's skyline as one of the tallest residential towers in the city.

Columbia Center

Columbia Center

The 76-story Columbia Center features a famous public observatory and, at the time of its completion in 1984, was the tallest building on the West Coast.

1918 8th Avenue

1918 8th Avenue

This 36-story office tower with a 9-story wing features optimized floor plates, which allow tenants to optimize space.

Seattle Facts

Population 2,615,060 (2011)
Area 630 km² • 243 mi²
150m+ Buildings 19 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Global Ranking #55 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #10 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Safeco Plaza (192 m, 1969)
Average Building Age 24 Years
Most Common Function Office (76%)
Most Common Material Steel (58%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Seattle