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  • Owner: City of Seattle - Seattle Center
  • Architect: Miller Hull Partnership, LLC
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Size: 22,000 ft2
  • Value: $9,300,000
  • Delivery Method: Lump Sum
  • Completion Date: September 15, 2002


  • LEED Certified NC (New Construction)
  • Civic Design Award, Washington Council AIA
  • Business Week/Architectural Record Award, AIA
  • Design Excellence Award, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
  • Sustainable Building Award, Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow
  • “Excellence in Concrete Construction” Grand Award, Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association
  • National Earth Day Top Ten Green Award for Sustainable Design, AIA/COTE
  • Honor Award, AIA Washington Civic Design Awards
  • Merit Award, AIA Seattle Chapter
  • Citation Award, Unbuilt Category, AIA Seattle Chapter
  • National Concrete Award
  • “Excellence in Concrete Construction” First Place, Cast-in-Place Structures Category, Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association
  • “What Makes it Green” Conference Featured Building, AIA Seattle Chapter
  • Commendation Award, Seattle Design Commission


  • LEED Certified

Fisher Pavilion

Located on the Seattle Center Grounds, this exceptional, award winning project was part of the planned redevelopment of the Seattle Center.

The work involved demolition of the Flag Pavilion Building, excavation of the site, and construction of a new Festival Pavilion Building.  The Flag Pavilion was originally an exhibition hall for the 1962 World’s Fair, and was located adjacent to the Plaza of States, which had flagpoles for each country represented at the event.  After the fair, the exhibition hall and the plaza were used for a variety of community festivals and ceremonies, and eventually became known as the Flag Pavilion.  In 1978, the building was remodeled as a temporary exhibition hall for the King Tut Exhibit.  Approximately 890,000 people a year use the Flag Pavilion during community events like Bumbershoot.

The new Festival Pavilion is in the same location as the old Flag Pavilion, but has been lowered into the site approximately 20 feet, opening up the view from the Seattle Children’s Theatre towards the International Fountain in the middle of Seattle Center.  The area between the new Festival Building and the Fountain has a circular landscaped area with hardscape features.  The roof of the new Festival Pavilion is a plaza with colored pavers that create a mosaic design.  The project also involved a separate Restroom “Pavilion.”  The completed project is known as Fisher Pavilion.