The League’s FF – Distance Edition events are informal online studio visits offering a behind-the-scenes look at leading design practices.
This season’s events feature practices navigating the legacies and possibilities of American infrastructure, from ecological systems and transit hubs to community facilities and social networks.
George Loschky, Judsen Marquardt, and John Nesholm founded LMN Architects in Seattle in 1979 with an initial focus on civic projects. Now, with a team of over 150 design professionals, the firm works across a diversity of project types, including architecture, urban design, infrastructure, adaptive reuse, and interiors. The practice values innovation, craft, and environmental sustainability and maintains an in-house research and development group, LMN Tech Studio.
Completed projects include:
- Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal, a critical piece of transit infrastructure in Mukilteo, Washington, that was designed in close collaboration with several Coast Salish Tribes
- University of Washington Station, a light rail station that accommodates multiple transportation modalities at one of the busiest intersections in Seattle
- Grand Avenue Park Bridge, a pedestrian bridge in Everett, Washington, that connects utilities and residents with the city’s developing waterfront district.
Current and upcoming projects include:
- Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion, a new pavilion that provides an armature for immersive exhibits, hands-on exploration, and views of the surrounding landscape and urban waterfront
- State Route 520 Seattle Lids and Bridges, an interconnected system of lids and land bridges that enable a never-realized Olmsted plan for major boulevards, parks, and open spaces in Seattle
- School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, a new academic building intended to facilitate intellectual collisions across institutional boundaries.
The program will be moderated by Lauren Gallow. Gallow is a design journalist based in Seattle. She is the editorial co-chair of Pacific Northwest design platform ARCADE, and contributes regularly to The Seattle Times and a number of local and national design publications.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.