Design Team

Master Planning and Architectural Design

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP (ZGF) is one of the largest architectural firms in the Pacific Northwest. ZGF is responsible for the master planning and architectural design of the entire project.

Established in 1942, ZGF is an award-winning architectural, planning, and interior design firm with offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Washington DC and New York.  With 332 professionals, ZGF’s portfolio of work features both public and private projects, and includes academic facilities, commercial developments, corporate campuses, healthcare facilities, research buildings, airports, civic centers, regional transportation systems, and museums.

ZGF excels at the creation of design that respects the existing local and regional context; maximizes user relationships with space and function; and reflects the intrinsic values of the people that inhabit them, the institutions they represent, and the users they serve.  This dedication to design excellence at every level has resulted in a nationally recognized reputation for creativity and quality, as evidenced by more than 400 national, regional, and local awards for design excellence.

Hotel and Restaurant Design

Philippe Stark will be the designer of the interiors for the SLS Hotel and related restaraunts and is widely recognized as the leading designer in the world.

In 1988, Starck was commissioned by famed nightclub impresario Ian Schrager, former co-owner of Studio 54, to refit the Royalton Hotel on New York's West 44th Street   It was a design moment that has since changed the hotel industry; boutique hotels, where hotel design is an important factor, became the industry buzz.

The Starck-Schrager design hotel partnerships continued in New York at the Paramount hotel, and then spread to Miami with the opening of the Delano Hotel in South Beach in 1995, to Los Angeles with the Mondrian Hotel in December 1996, to London with both the St. Martins Lane hotel in 1999 and the Sanderson hotel in 2000 to San Francisco and the Clift hotel, and finally back to New York with the Hudson hotel, with what is described as "Cheap Chic". The look and feel of Starck-Schrager hotels has been highly influential, including the approaches at Starwood's W hotels.

Starck also designed Jia, the first Philippe Starck-designed boutique hotel in Asia.
From 2007 until 2022, Starck is under an exclusive contract with media mogul Sam Nazarian's sbe to design Nazarian's new hotel brand, SLS Hotels. The first property, SLS Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (a massive renovation of the former Le Méridien At Beverly Hills), was opened on October 28, 2008, and was entirely designed by Starck. The hotel lobby features unique Starck-designed display cases presenting rotating design items curated by gallerist Murray Moss.  Starck has also designed the South Beach Hotel and is currently designing the Las Vegas, New York, Miami and Chicago hotel properties.

Structural Engineering

Arup Group Limited (“Arup”) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom which provides engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment. The firm is present in Africa, the Americas, Australasia, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and has over 10,000 staff based in 92 offices across 42 countries. Arup has participated in projects in over 160 countries.  It is best known for its design work for the built environment. Projects to which it has contributed include the Sydney Opera House, which is largely credited with launching Arup into the premier league of engineering consultancies.

Structural & Civil Engineering

Coughlin Porter Lundeen (“CPL”) is a structural and civil engineering firm with a staff of more than 70 professionals, providing inventive solutions and outstanding design to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1994.

Environmental Engineering

Landau Associates Environmental Engineering (“Landau”) geotechnical engineering services support site development, infrastructure development and improvement, natural resource enhancement, and site remediation projects.  Landau is one of only a few Northwest firms that have the capability to perform advanced numerical analyses including dynamic modeling on geotechnical projects to optimize project design and reduce construction costs.  As a result, the process is highly efficient, with cost savings and quality improvement reflected within the project. 

Electrical Engineering

Sparling Electrical Engineering (“Sparling”) is the largest specialty consulting and electrical engineering firm in the United States.  With a 64-year legacy of leadership, the firm’s 130 seasoned professionals work collaboratively to deliver design excellence, nationally as well as within the local market.  With national reach and a portfolio that includes many of the most significant facilities within our regions, Sparling continues to lead the market as the largest specialty Engineering/Consulting firm in the country.

Sparling’s expertise includes power generation, transmission and distribution, telecommunications, security, emergency and safety systems to support ongoing facility operations.  The company works in highly sensitive environments with exacting standards, providing cost-effective, integrated systems. 

General Contractor

JTM Construction was founded in 2005, with a vision to be positively engaged in building the neighborhoods, work places, and infrastructure support systems of the Pacific Northwest.

The principals and employees of JTM Construction provide expertise in multiple market sectors including class “A” office buildings, performing arts centers, medical facilities, hotels, retail centers, parking structures and warehouse buildings. We specialize in performing exceptional pre-construction and construction services, in a negotiated, team environment. Our client base consists of loyal, active, repeat clients, in addition to new clients with whom relationships are keenly nurtured and developed.

JTM Construction is a subsidiary of Fisher Companies, a privately held construction services company primarily active in the western United States. Our affiliation merges the expertise of JTM Construction with the five decades of experience of Fisher & Sons, Inc. and FSI Architects to make our team one of the Northwest’s most respected design/build commercial general contractors. We are known for expert project management, exceptional subcontractor relationships and meticulous attention to detail.