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.

Octave 9 +
Seattle Aquarium – Ocean Pavilion +
Eastern Washington University Interdisciplinary Science Center +
Greater Columbus Convention Center Interior Renovation & Expansion +
Asian Art Museum Expansion & Renovation +
Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center +
RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre Expansion +
Washington State Convention Center Addition +
US Army Helicopter Battalion Hangar
US Army PN-520 Aviation Int Maint Hang
Navy Commander’s Headquarters Office Building & Navy Band Facility
Submarine Weapons System Shop
Experience Music Project
Grand Forks Events Center Study
Ships Model Engineering and Support Facility
Yakima Sundome
Fleet Recreation Center
Museum of Flight Expansion Study
CenturyLink Event Center and Parking
Tacoma Dome Hockey Seating Improvements
Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Seattle Central Library-Temporary Library
Renton Multi-Event Center Study
Vancouver Multi-Event Center Study
Mariner’s Baseball/Safeco Field Improvements
Millennium Carillon
Safeco Field Press Box Club
Clark County Fairgrounds Master Plan
CenturyLink Event Center Tenant Improvement
Experience Music Project Revisions
Seattle Asian Art Museum Upgrades
Seattle Steam Biomass Facility
Portland Memorial Coliseum Renovation Study
Safeco Field Miscellaneous Projects
Memorial Stadium Meeting Center Feasibility
Vashon Performing Arts Center
CenturyLink Field Facilities Improvements
Plymouth Church Sanctuary Improvements
Duke Energy Convention Center Interior Renovations Study
Mukilteo Ferry Terminal
City of Cleveland Group Plan Study
Mercer Corridor Streetscape Design +
Seattle Central Library +
Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts +
Shoreline City Hall +
Norm Dicks Government Center +
University of Washington Alaska Airlines Arena +
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts +
Comcast Arena +
ShoWare Center +
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts +
Washington State Convention Center Expansion +
Vancouver Convention Centre West +
University of Iowa Voxman Music Building +
Benaroya Hall +
Duke Energy Convention Center Expansion and Renovation +
Museum of History and Industry +
Cleveland Convention Center & Civic Core +