Last fall, the city of Everett, Wash., welcomed the public to a glowing example of high-quality design in infrastructure. Everett's Grand Avenue Park Bridge, approximately 30 miles north of Seattle, connects a neighborhood park to the beauty of the Puget Sound. Initially the city's plans for the accessing the bridge involved two elevators, one on either side of the railway cut, to navigate the challenging terrain. The idea was reasonable, but locally based LMN Architects, collaborating with national engineering firm KPFF, had a more simple and elegant solution. In this episode, ARCHITECT contributing editor Ian Volner talks with LMN partner Stephen Van Dyck, AIA, and principal Scott Crawford on how they coupled design thinking with fabrication know-how to create an ethereal landmark for Everett.
To read more about the design and to see more images of Everett's Grand Avenue Park Bridge, see Ian Volner's write-up, which appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of ARCHITECT.
This podcast episode was produced by Ian Volner, Wanda Lau, and Rob Grauert.