March 31, 2017
On Saturday, April 1, Bassetti Architects officially turns 70 years old (no fooling). Did you know that in addition to numerous K-12 projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond, our portfolio includes some of Seattle’s beloved landmarks? Places like the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Pike Place Market, First Church and Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Jackson Federal Office Building, Seattle Municipal Tower, and Seattle City Hall are Bassetti projects that have helped create the city’s dynamic streetscape. In the midst of all of this, we’ve also managed to restore historic fire stations; city, state and federal buildings and campuses; churches; and university buildings. We’ve designed transportation and maintenance facilities, dormitories, single- and multi-family residential, environmental learning centers, commercial office buildings, and even a US Embassy in Lisbon Portugal and Fran’s Chocolates Factory in the Rainier Brewery Brew House. Each of these projects was created with an eye toward sustainability, some of them long before LEED certification became the buzzword of the day. And without a doubt, neighborhoods, communities, and users have been, and will always be the driving force behind our work.
We are proud of our projects, to be sure, and grateful to the people who have made them successful – from clients, kids, and grown-ups to Bassetti staff past and present, we thank you for making our first 70 years so much fun!