SECOND SENSE. A local book store carries the name “Third Place”, based in the notion that home is the “first place”, the place of work is the “second place”.  The “third place” is in between. It makes sense to make the “second place” as comfortable and efficient as possible since so much time is spent there; view, efficiency of space use, thermal comfort and natural lighting all work together to achieve this.

SEATTLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE • SEATTLE, WA
This state-of-the-art facility was the first self-contained theatre complex built for young audiences in the nation, and has since been used as a model for other theatres. Jeff Hummel as project designer and architect for McKinley Gordon Architects.

NORTHPOINT BUILDING • SEATTLE, WA
The renovation and re-use of the Adams News warehouse building in the Interbay neighborhood pre-dated interest in the current retail arrival there.  Careful selection and grouping of materials converted a utilitarian shell to posh offices for a dot com venture.

SOUTHPOINT OFFICE BUILDING • SEATTLE, WA
This new 3 story speculative office building was designed for a waterfront parcel on pier 89 of the Seattle waterfront.  Prospective tenants included Real Networks before the property was sold to complete the Amgen biotech campus.

TELECOM CENTRAL • SEATTLE, WA
A conversion of an apparel warehouse to a computer server facility; budgetary constraints suggested large gestures on a small budget, prompting the use of large swaths of bright exterior colors with budget dollars concentrated in a new entry and in the interior systems infrastructure.

VERTICAL WORLD
BREMERTON, SEATTLE AND REDMOND, WA
Hummel has designed three locations for this Seattle-based climbing gym, working closely with the owner to integrate the fabricated climbing walls into three buildings (two remodeled and one new).  The designs all include retail spaces, weight rooms and party facilities.

 

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