Scott Redman, CEO of Sellen Construction, chose local architect Olson Kundig for his first development project, a design/build venture. Redman’s goal was to create an environmentally responsible building emphasizing locally sourced materials that could also serve as a canvas for public art.
Olson Kundig turned to Resolute to develop and fabricate a gigantic illuminated feature for the lobby. A cluster of eighteen 12′ tall by 18″ square “paper” lanterns float in the two-story volume. Lantern frames are remarkably delicate square cold rolled steel, precisely welded, ground, then hand-finished with black oxide. Shade material is an aramid mylar composite.
The newly-constructed 12-story Class A mixed use building is located at 9th & Thomas in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood on the site of Sellen Construction’s former offices, a site that has been in the Sellen family since 1944.
Each lantern is equipped with a nearly 9′ LED core.
An opal white inner diffuser effectively blurs and smoothes the illumination.
The 45W 2700K 95 CRI LED array provides 5,145 total source lumens.