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Safeco Roof Garden

PFS Studio worked in collaboration with Gensler Architecture + Design to design and executed a series of unique roof garden terraces for Safeco Insurance at their new downtown Seattle headquarters at 2nd Avenue, and Seneca Street.

Patios provide an inviting outdoor social space focused around water features and an outdoor fireplace that functions as both a retreat and private space for employees and as a formal event space for the company. This vibrant space was created using contrasting materials, colours and textures. The design plays upon elevation to create pattern and visual interest, and uses over 1,000 pounds of recycled glass over the existing structural slab to compose an abstraction of a small landscaped hill incised by an axial pathway.

Awards:

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), Regional Citation Award for Design, 2009

 

Photos by Sam Van Fleet