Hailed by Fast Company as the most beautiful substation in the world, Seattle City Light's new Denny Substation is much more than just a source of power. As South Lake Union grew, particularly as a home to global technology companies, a new substation was needed. Rather than a chain-link-fenced area with transformers and a box of a garage, NBBJ saw an opportunity to highlight what Seattle City Light does for the community, offering information and amenities that turn a functional lot into a welcoming space.
Client: Seattle City Light
My Role: Design Development, Artwork Production
Project Goals: Tell the story of Seattle City Light so that visitors to the site can understand what the building is about and how it serves them.