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Bellevue City Hall

Four artworks tell the story of Bellevue’s evolution and environment.

Dan Corson. Root, 2009. Cast bronze and paint. Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue, WA. Photo: Dan Corson

Once the site of a commercial telecommunications office space that fell fallow, Bellevue City Hall is now a world-class civic center. Located downtown at NE 4th Street and 110th Ave NE, the spacious building and public plaza features four artworks commissioned from three Pacific Northwest artists. Inspired by Bellevue’s evolution and surrounding natural beauty, the works celebrate the city’s history and people. They chart a path from the past to the future, telling a story that stretches from land to water’s edge, then through the water to the mountains in the distance.

While 4Culture managed the planning, selection, and installation of the artworks, architects SRG Partnership, Inc. worked closely with landscape architects Phillips Farvaag Smallenberg to transform the seven-story structure into a light-filled, efficient and elegant community-gathering place. The entire design team, along with civil and structural engineers Magnusson Klemenic Associates, collaborated with the artists to integrate their works into the interior and exterior spaces.