The Columbia City Gateway project transformed a negative space into a highly engaging landmark along the pedestrian route between the new light-rail station and the historic downtown. The 140’-long seat wall along the sidewalk is in near-constant use, while the upper terrace has become a venue for celebrations and a hang-out for locals and students at the adjacent Columbia School.

Client: Columbia City Merchants Association and Seattle School District
Location: Seattle, WA

All photos: Mike Jensen