Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:18
The Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Project, a complex tunnel project for which Hatch Mott MacDonald is the Program Management Assistant Consultant, is more than a landmark project in Hatch Mott MacDonald’s Northwest Subdivision. The project, which will replace the earthquake-damaged State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct, has also allowed one of our own, Jennifer Carlson, to shine as an interior designer.
Jennifer served as the lead interior designer for the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement project information center, called Milepost 31. Milepost 31 highlights the people and projects that shaped Pioneer Square (the first part of Seattle settled by European immigrants the mid-1800s) and also provides an inside look at the ongoing SR 99 tunnel project. Created to preserve the historical significance of the area, Milepost 31 contains history, artifacts, and interactive exhibits as well as construction photos and brochures.
Jennifer’s interior design work for Milepost 31 has helped make it a first-class facility that has gained significant positive response from the public. When visitors enter Milepost 31, their impression is that the facility is far more than an information center, but a small museum instead.
Milepost 31 has already received four awards including two from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)—the Award of Merit and the History in Progress Award; the King County Executive John D. Spellman Award for Exemplary Achievement in Historic Preservation; and the Washington Museum Association Award for Project Excellence.
For more information about Milepost 31, visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/milepost31.htm. For more information about the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Project, visit http://www.hatchmott.com/projects/alaskan-way-viaduct-and-seawall-replacement-program.