NAIOP’s 2021 Project Awards:
Each year, NAIOP’s Night of the Stars identifies outstanding real estate developments and activities in a variety of market types and the individuals who conceived of, took risks, sponsored, supported and made the projects happen. The awards aim to honor all who contributed to the successful commercial real estate market in this annual celebration of the industry. Projects are evaluated for impact on the community, market adaptability, ingenuity, and local contributions.
Here are the MacDonald-Miller project winners and finalists from NAIOP:
Mixed-Use Development of the Year (WINNER):
In the heart of downtown, adjacent to a city landmark, Rainier Square redefines Seattle’s skyline and brings new energy to the central business district. Rainier Square includes a 58-story, mixed-use high-rise containing office space, residential units, and retail as well as below-grade parking capacity for 1,000 vehicles. The 1.1-million-square-foot development is an urban catalyst that attracts top-tier businesses, new residents, and visitors to downtown, reinvigorating the pedestrian realm and bringing long-term value to surrounding blocks.
Office Interior of the Year (WINNER):
IA Interior Architects was engaged by GitHub through an intensely collaborative process to create the company’s first workplace location in the Northwest. As a company with a 60% remote workforce, it was important for the design to be divided evenly between community spaces and workplace. By using materials that referenced hospitality and residential rather than typical office elements, the space became an ultimate community hub for GitHub employees and their clients.
Office Interior of the Year (Nominee):
WaFd Bank – Corporate HQ
WaFd Bank, a cornerstone of the Pacific Northwest community, is one of the nation’s largest community banks. Completing their brand refresh and “digital-first” transformation, they sought to reposition their flagship location by converting a traditional headquarters into a 21st-century workplace. Blending its history and emerging culture they created a modern, memorable community destination and gateway for banking clients. The vibrant street presence enhances the downtown Seattle neighborhood, drawing downtown visitors and energizing bank employees.
See more in our project gallery.