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In the News: Hello Downtown Seattle!
Relocating from Lower Queen Anne, the Cushing Terrell Seattle team joins other businesses committed to reoccupying and revitalizing Seattle’s downtown. With the need 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.
“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.”
Cushing Terrell Relocates in Minneapolis; Names Rebecca Muchow Minneapolis/Midwest Region Manager
The latest: We have a new office location in Minneapolis and a new leader for the office and Midwest region: Rebecca Muchow! We’re excited to celebrate her promotion and the continued growth of our firm’s work and relationships in the region. “Not only is Rebecca extremely confident and capable, she’s also deeply involved and invested in the future of this city and in Cushing Terrell’s contribution to that future,” President Greg Matthews said. “Given all she’s accomplished since she joined our team, I can’t wait to see where she takes us.”
Celebrating a Great Place to Work
We’re thrilled to be named a 2022 Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. This honor reflects the input of our team members and their daily contributions to create an amazing work environment. It’s fantastic to be recognized and to know our people feel valued, empowered, and directly responsible for our firm’s success.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team and thankful for each person’s efforts to make Cushing Terrell one of the 2022 Best Firms to Work For,” President Greg Matthews said. “Our leadership team is committed to continuing to listen to team member feedback and implement innovative ideas as we grow and enhance our practice.”
Top of Mind Tactics: How Design Professionals are Looking at Land Use and Climate Change
We’ve been exploring how thoughtful development and land use can reduce the impact of the built environment on greenhouse gas emissions and a warming planet. Keith Walzak, director of landscape architecture and urban planning, makes a case for compact, vertical, walkable urban neighborhoods, while Ava Alltmont, associate and New Orleans design studio director, looks at benefits of adaptive reuse. Most recently, Rebecca Muchow, an associate and architect in Minneapolis, dives into a pet project, the redevelopment of an area called the Root District, which is being led by a public-private forum called the NūLoop Partners. The goal: to develop a more equitable, sustainable district framework that is responsive to what its residents are seeking. Explore the thought leadership series on our blog.
Nestled in Nature: Fat Deer Lodge Featured in Big Sky Journal
Explore the story behind the design for this residential home near the town of Darby, Montana. Featured in Big Sky Journal, the team took full advantage of the site, but not in the way you might ordinarily expect. “The main challenge was that it’s a beautiful site with an open meadow, and the owners didn’t want to plunk a house down in the middle,” says Architect Jesse Vigil. “They wanted to be respectful of the meadows and the neighbors’ sightlines. They wanted to create a beautiful home that responded to, and was respectful of, their site.”
In the News: Cushing Terrell Announces Pro Bono Program for Social Action
We’re excited to launch a coordinated program to expand upon and diversify our firm’s annual donated services to support communities local to Cushing Terrell offices as well as engage with organizations outside of our firm’s immediate network. In addition to providing pro bono services, this initiative includes action around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), community service, charitable giving, and sustainable design.