2023 Class of Fellows, Guy Michaelsen, Washington Chapter03-25-24 | Association News

2023 Class of Fellows, Guy Michaelsen, Washington Chapter

Berger Partnership, Seattle
by Staff

Washington Chapter - Category: Works

Guy Michaelsen's projects display innovative thought in the function and experience of urban ecologies, embrace culture to reflect and uplift the communities he partners with, and grow in impact as they catalyze community investment in the spaces he elevates. Not only do Guy's landscapes thoughtfully navigate the challenges of high-profile settings regarding their sacred, historic, or cultural significance, but he has sustained this high level of work for thirty years in the profession. As partner at Berger Partnership, his work reshapes damaged landscapes into hyper-performing ecosystems and strengthens sense of place. With his roots and heart solidly in the Pacific Northwest, Guy understands the value of connecting with the civic community and broader public where he works. Among his award-winning projects are: Riverfront Spokane, Spokane, WA, the site of the 1974 World's Fair, reimagined to honor the past while looking forward and becoming the region's cultural heart; Magnuson Park, Seattle, reshaped half the 350-acre former naval station into an active recreation complex and created wetlands with thriving habitats and species not seen in Seattle in 40 years; and Redmond Central Connector, Redmond, WA, a five-mile, former BNSF railroad corridor that bisected downtown transformed into a linear park and trail designed and developed in collaboration with artists, reinvigorating Redmond's downtown and spurring renewed commerce and thousands of new residents.