Structure Type: landscapes - cultural landscapes - environmental art; landscapes - cultural landscapes - gardens - landscape gardens; landscapes - cultural landscapes - gardens - sculpture gardens

Designers: Brandston Partnership, Incorporated (BPI) (firm); Weiss Manfredi Architects (firm); Howard M. Brandston (lighting designer); Michael A. Manfredi (architect); Marion Gail Weiss (architect)

Dates: constructed 2004-2007

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2901 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1025

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Broad Street and Elliott Avenue

Building History

Public presentations by the 4 finalist firms--Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Weiss Manfredi Architects and Caruso St. John Architects--occurred on 05/08/2000--This 9-acre sculpture park opened 01/2007. The winning design by Weiss / Manfredi Architects included an exhibition pavilion provides space for art and performances of all kinds. A path descends from the pavilion to "three new archetypal landscapes of the northwest: a dense temperate evergreen forest, a deciduous forest and a shoreline garden." (See Weiss / Manfredi Projects "Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park,"Accessed 01/15/2010)The firm emphasized creating a synthesis of sculpture, earthworks and scenery to link art to the City of Seattle;

Building Notes

Weiss/Manfredi's Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park won the 2007 Veronica Rudge Green Prize, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA,

A series of oil storage tanks owned by the Union Oil Company of California occupied this site from the 1910s through the mid-century.

PCAD id: 8767