Year of Gathering

January 15, 2020
"... the firm has proven itself to be one of the most thoughtful and tireless in the architecture profession, creating elegant, dexterous, and often breathtaking work. Yet their labor—combining diligent study with artful intuition—is subtly embedded in their projects. It's not announced with easy gestures or brash gimmicks. This is grace." - Sam Lubell, The Seeds of Grace, Gathering

Celebrate Gathering, our latest monograph and one that focuses exclusively on our institutional, civic, and commercial work. Gathering exemplifies how architecture has the power to bring people together with intention, allowing them to engage in new ways, generate ideas, share their passions, and build communities.

We believe it is important for us as humans to come together in exceptional places that foster connection and enhance our sense of shared community. In that spirit, we invite you to our Year of Gathering, a series of events and provocative conversations inspired by our work and the connections we foster, allowing us to examine the world around us and the places we inhabit.

Up first:
Revolutionizing Retail: Designing for Apple, Blue Bottle, and Everlane
On February 6 join us for a conversation about transformational retail experiences. Our work revolutionizing the retail experience began with Apple in the early 2000s, a collection of which is showcased within Gathering. Imbuing the built environment with a brand’s essence is part architecture, part alchemy. Evoking the spirit of a brand through architecture elevates the store, develops community, builds loyalty, and touches our humanity.

How does this happen? What does it tell us about the future of retail? What is it about these brands that are different? Join Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Blue Bottle, Everlane, and Alexandra Lange for a lively discussion about the revolution of retail experience.

Speaker Lineup:
Moderator – Alexandra Lange, design critic, Curbed
Marshall Ryan, Store Development, Everlane
Aaron Nice, Senior Real Estate Manager, Blue Bottle
Greg Mottola, Principal, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Donald Albrecht, curator, Selling Style: Retail Invention and Reinvention, Museum of the City of New York

For event details, please contact us.

Up next:
Rethinking  Public Spaces in Seattle
February 20, 2020
Block 41, 115 Bell Street, Seattle

Join us for a lively discussion on Seattle, and it’s rapid densification, which is creating complex development issues. Large-scale projects, like the removal of the Viaduct, have offered a unique opportunity for Seattle to positively transform its urban fabric while grappling with urban infill and growth.

There are new opportunities for public spaces to be embedded in private buildings, at the street level, on green roofs, and even interior public amenities. What would the future of Seattle look like if more private projects gave back to the public realm? What are the possibilities of rethinking the city?

For event details, please contact us.

Building Community and the Contemporary Workplace 

San Francisco, March 19, 2020
Kaiser Family Foundation, 185 Berry Street, #2000, San Francisco

More to come as the Year of Gathering develops.