Relocating from Lower Queen Anne, the Cushing Terrell Seattle team joins other businesses committed to reoccupying and revitalizing Seattle’s downtown. Needing to accommodate a growing staff and adapt to a shift in workplace expectations, the team, led by Associate Principal Chris Aageson recently moved into the seventh floor of the Agen Warehouse building — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — at 1201 Western Avenue.
Originally constructed in 1910, the former industrial warehouse facility sits amidst the growing and redeveloping Seattle Waterfront. Cushing Terrell’s penthouse workspace, added as part of a 1980’s renovation, boasts uninterrupted views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
“We love that our interior design team was able to show off their talents within our own workspace,” Aageson said. “They have created not only a beautiful space for our team, but one that responds to a new way of working. It will be a pleasure to share this view and versatile office with colleagues, clients, and community organizations. We look forward to hosting visitors and events and enjoying warm afternoons on the rooftop deck.”
In response to the adoption of a flexible work policy, Cushing Terrell’s new workspace emphasizes agency through a variety of spaces and amenities. What were formally private offices overlooking the Sound have been converted to what is now a large kitchen, dining space, and breakroom allowing the view to be shared by all team members and doubling as a scenic event space. Huddle rooms of varying sizes, a “living room,” and a private rooftop deck also define the office’s intentionally dynamic and adaptable design. The tenant improvement project was completed in partnership with Abbott Construction.
About Cushing Terrell
Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that integrating architecture, engineering, and design opens the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity. This foundation continues to define the firm and its multidisciplinary team today. Driven by empathy, the team works to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainable built environments. With more than 425 team members spanning 30-plus disciplines and expertise across the commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail markets, the firm has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Washington.