Civic Design

LMN is committed to advancing the ways in which architecture supports and fosters civic life. We have been continually involved with planning and design of civic facilities since the inception of our practice, including museums, libraries and government buildings. The scale of work ranges from small community art centers and museums to major landmark buildings, typically in support of programs and constituent groups that operate within a broader urban precinct or campus. These assignments are frequently performed in multiple steps—initiated with feasibility analysis and master planning, followed by conceptual design to support fundraising, then final design and project delivery.

Civic buildings bring people together around shared interests and community purpose. The success of the architecture is defined by how people experience institutional values and collective aspirations, as manifested through its physical presence within the public realm. Our projects have been extensively recognized for creating unique expressions of community—where the experience of the architecture is rooted in the both the aspirations and substance of civic life.

Project Name
Eastern Washington University Interdisciplinary Science Center Cheney, Washington , 2020
Field Arts & Events Hall Port Angeles, Washington , , 2021
Oregon Convention Center Interior Renovation Portland, Oregon , 2019
Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center Seattle, Washington , , 2019
Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion Seattle, Washington , 2023
Greater Columbus Convention Center Interior Renovation and Expansion Columbus, Ohio , , 2017
Asian Art Museum Expansion and Renovation Seattle, Washington , , 2019
Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center Federal Way, Washington , 2017
University of Iowa Voxman Music Building Iowa City, Iowa , , , , 2016
RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre Expansion Winnipeg, Canada , 2016
Washington State Convention Center Addition Seattle, Washington , 2022
Mercer Corridor Streetscape Design Seattle, Washington , , 2008
Seattle Central Library Seattle, Washington 2004
Shoreline City Hall Shoreline, Washington 2009
Norm Dicks Government Center Bremerton, Washington , 2004
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Memphis, Tennessee , , 2002
Angel of the Winds Arena Everett, Washington 2003
ShoWare Center Kent, Washington , 2009
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts San Antonio, Texas , , , 2014
Washington State Convention Center Expansion Seattle, Washington , , 2001
Vancouver Convention Centre West Vancouver, Canada , , , 2009
Benaroya Hall Seattle, Washington , 1998
Duke Energy Convention Center Expansion and Renovation Cincinnati, Ohio , 2006
Museum of History and Industry Seattle, Washington , , 2012
Cleveland Convention Center & Civic Core Cleveland, Ohio , , , , 2013
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts Seattle, Washington , , 2006