REI Flagship Store | Seattle

REI’s iconic Seattle flagship store includes a 65-foot high climbing pinnacle, 250-seat multipurpose room, specialty shops and parking. An extensive study of environmentally appropriate materials was incorporated into the process – long before the existence of any formal sustainable certification – to reflect REI’s values, and because it simply was the right thing to do. This innovative building was honored with eight different awards for design and construction.


Owner: REI

Architect: Mithun

1997 Honor Award | AIA Northwest + Pacific Region
1997 Design Award for Architectural Concepts + Materials | AIA Portland Chapter
1996 Grand Award | WACA
1996 Award of Merit | AIA Seattle Chapter
1996 Best Cast-in-Place Structure | WACA
1996 Grand Award, Environmental Retail | Chain Store Age Executive Magazine
1996 Store of the Year | Visual Merchandising + Store Design
1996 First Place Finisher, Large Specialty Store | Visual Merchandising + Store Design