WE DESIGN AND BUILD

From architecture to public landscapes, our goal is the creation of enduring and thoughtful places. We provide services from feasibility planning through construction.

WE RESEARCH AND TEST

Real-world testing, prototyping, data gathering, and analysis are our tools. We use them to create designs that respond to specific places and community priorities.

 

WE CREATE EXPERIENCES

Engaging people with place is serious business for us. We experiment, learn, strengthen communities, and change perceptions. And it’s fun

WE COMMUNICATE VISIONS AND IDEAS

Communication in all its forms supports project success. Using graphic representation, film, photography, and writing, we help people share their vision and make good decisions.

DESIGNERS, RESEARCHERS AND COLLABORATORS

OUR APPROACH + EXPERTISE
We practice cultural placemaking. What that means to us is design that brings places to life. It means thinking beyond the box, beyond the property line, drawing from and contributing to the context of each project. It means involving community in all stages of the design so the outcome reflects the people that it serves.

We tailor our strategy to bring out the most in each project, leveraging the opportunities of the project context in all its forms—physical, social, digital, environmental, experiential, regulatory, and economic. We embrace a broad understanding of the project definition, ask the right questions, look beyond the property line and provide actionable strategies.

Collaboration is at the core of our process. A nimble, collaborative approach allows us to succeed in a wide range of project types. For every project we lead, the team is carefully selected to bring together targeted expertise, shared values, and fresh thinking. Our collaborators often return the favor by including our expertise in their projects.

We are passionate about our work and bring excitement and dedication to our diverse project types and expertise.

 

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Beautiful Policy
  • Communication & Graphic Design
  • Community Building & Engagement
  • Design Research
  • Installations, Digital & Physical
  • Park & Plaza Design
  • Public Realm Planning
  • Placemaking & Place Based Storytelling
  • Street Design
  • Transit Related Urban Design
  • Visioning & Strategy
Lesley Bain, FAIA

Lesley Bain, FAIA

Principal & Co-Founder

[email protected]
206.347.8533 x 1

Team

Team

2013 - CURRENT

Framework has helped our community come together to creatively solve some of our most pressing neighborhood issues in a fun, engaging, and accessible way. We're a better place because of their hard work.

ALEX HUDSON, DIRECTOR FIRST HILL IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

The World Cup showings have taken our efforts to activate the alley as public space to another level. Our hats off to Framework for the idea – and all the support it gives the International Sustainability Institute!

TODD VOGEL, LOOM FOUNDATION, ISI AND SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS

CLIENTS + COLLABORATORS

We have been fortunate to work with and for some amazing people that are passionate about their work and ours

CLIENTS

4Culture
Alliance for Pioneer Square
Anchor QEA
Amazon – SLU Community Group
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
City of Bellevue
City of Cambridge, MA
City of Issaquah
City of Kirkland
City of Lakewood
City of Langley
City of Olympia
City of Seattle, Office of Arts and Culture
City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreations
City of Shelton
City of Seattle, Department of Transportation

 

Cornish College of the Arts
Davis Investors & Management
Downtown Seattle Association
Dunn + Hobbes
ERV Magnetic
First Hill Improvement Association
International Sustainability Institute
Mercer Island Center of the Arts
Seattle Parks Foundation
Seattle Chinatown International District
Seattle Center
Sound Transit
Vulcan Real Estate
Washington State DOT
Youth Theatre Northwest

COLLABORATORS

72 Hour Urban Action
Alexa McIntyre, Designer
Alley Network Project
AMS Planning & Research
ARUP
Atelierjones
Berger Partnership
BERK consulting
Charles River Watershed Association
CMG Landscape Architecture
EcoNorthwest
Erik Alskog, filmmaker
Fundament, Copenhagen
GGN Ltd
Nate Horstmann, web developer and creative programmer
Harley Pan, Filmmaker
Stephanie Hsie, Architect
Invisible Playground
Joe Iano, Photography
Jenny Kempson, co-founder, NYC Collaborator
KPG Interdisciplinary Design
Lauren Hall, filmmaker
MA Wright Structural Engineers

 

MIT Media Lab
Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA)
Nakano Associates
Nelson Nygaard
Ocular Proof, Photography
Olin Landscape Architects
Owen Richards Architects
Post Alley Hooligans
Scott Burnham, Urban Strategies
Sundberg Kennedy Ly Au Young
Sustainable Cities Design Academy
UW, College of Build Environments
UW, Department of the Environment
UW, Department of Geography
UW, Department of Sociology
Santos Prescott & Associates
Seattle Chinatown-International District PDA
Sidecar Collective
Tera Hatfield, Designer
Toole Design Group
Vannessa Blea, filmmaker
Velocity Made Good
Wing Luke Museum
JZ Works

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