Spacelift: Vendors


Our Spacelift is a complex undertaking, requiring many contractors, subcontractors, and specialists. In total, more than 250 partners are coming together to see the project to fruition. Key players include:

Olson Kundig is a Seattle-based design practice founded on the ideas that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. The firm specializes in new and renovated residential projects, particularly for art collectors; mixed-use buildings; academic, cultural and civic projects; museums and exhibit design; places of worship; urban design; interior and product design for clients around the globe. Olson Kundig, led by Design Principal, Alan Maskin, and Project Architect, Blair Payson, is the architect for the Century Project.

With offices in both Oregon and Washington, Hoffman Construction Company is one of the largest general contractors in the United States and has completed some of the most challenging projects in the world. Hoffman is the general contractor for the Century Project.

Based in Seattle, Seneca Group has earned a reputation for delivering quality real estate advisory and development management services to private and public sector clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Seneca Group is acting as the development manager for the Century Project.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent hospitality designers, Adam D. Tihany has created hotel and dining interiors at some of the most iconic properties around the globe, including Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, One & Only Cape Town, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, and Atmosphere at The Burj Khalifa. Tihany was one of the first designers to collaborate with celebrity chefs, creating signature restaurants for culinary stars such as Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Now setting his sights on the seas, Tihany is bringing his visionary design concepts to the next wave of Holland America Line and ultra luxury Seabourn vessels, slated for delivery through 2018. Tihany Design is a multidisciplinary design atelier with offices in New York and Rome. Tihany is working on a new restaurant and lounge concept for the Century Project.


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