LMN Architects

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Practice information
LocationSeattle, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°36′13″N 122°20′04″W / 47.603733°N 122.334540°W / 47.603733; -122.334540
Significant works and honors
Buildings4/C, 808 Howell Street, Expedia Building
Awards2016 Architecture Firm Award from American Institute of Architects[1]

LMN is an American architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. The company was founded in 1979, and provides planning and design services to create convention centers, cultural arts venues, higher education facilities, commercial and mixed-use developments.


LMN Architects was founded in 1979 as Loschky, Marquardt and Nesholm by George Henry Loschky (b. 1938), Judsen Robert Marquardt, and John Frank Nesholm (b. 1942), who had all worked for the Seattle architecture firm NBBJ. By 2005, Nesholm was the only remaining original partner, and by 2015, none of the original partners remained.[2]

In 2005, LMN Partners included: John Nesholm, Chris Eseman, Walt Niehoff, Mark Reddington, Rob Widmeyer, and George Shaw; by 2008, Wendy Pautz had joined. By 2015, the partners had become: Shaw, Reddington, Widmeyer, Niehoff, Pautz, John Chau, Rafael Viñoly-Menendez, Sam Miller, and Stephen Van Dyck. By 2017, Widmeyer had left.[2] As of March 2021, the partners consisted of Chau, Miller, Niehoff, Reddington, Shaw, Van Dyck, Viñoly-Menendez, Julie Adams, Osama Quotah, and Pamela Trevithick.[3]


LMN projects have been published in "On the Right Track" in The Architect's Newspaper,[4] as well as in "Vancouver Convention Centre Pushes Limit on Green Design," from Contract Design Magazine,[5] "Advancing Data-Driven Approach to Architecture" in the Metropolis Magazine,[6] and the Seattle Times article on the Seattle Public Library.[7][8]


The firm has received over 100 awards in the past 10 years. Most recently, LMN's work on the Vancouver Convention Centre West was awarded Sustainable Building of the Year from World Architecture News.[9] The firm was also awarded 2012 Regional Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northwest & Pacific Region[10] as well as Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture award.[11] A few other awards the firm has earned are:

  • AIA National Cote Award for the Vancouver Convention Centre West
  • Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine Award of Sustainability
  • Excellence in Construction Award for the Salem Conference Center
  • International Illumination Design Award, Award of Merit for the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
  • Lumen West Award of Excellence for the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

Notable projects[edit]


  1. ^ "LMN Architects Receive the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award" (Press release). American Institute of Architects. December 3, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Loschky Marquardt and Nesholm (LMN), Architects (Partnership)". Pacific Coast Architecture Database. Accessed 9 March 2021.
  3. ^ "LMN Partners". LMN Architects. Accessed 9 March 2021.
  4. ^ Sam Lubell and Ariel Rosenstock (July 25, 2012). "On The Right Track - The Architect's Newspaper". Archpaper.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  5. ^ Stacy Straczynski (May 10, 2010), Vancouver Convention Centre Pushes Limit on Green Design, Contractdesign.com
  6. ^ Sam Miller (April 10, 2012). "Advancing a Data-Driven Approach to Architecture - Point of View - April 2012". Metropolismag.com.
  7. ^ Susan Gilmore (May 17, 2004). "Seattle's LMN architects part of library team". The Seattle Times.
  8. ^ "CEN Building Facts | The Seattle Public Library". Spl.org. May 23, 2004.
  9. ^ "WAN Sustainable Building of the Year Winner, LMN Architects, world architecture news, architecture jobs". Worldarchitecturenews.com. February 18, 2013.
  10. ^ AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Names LMN Architecture Inaugural 2012 Region Firm Award Winner Archived June 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, AIA Northwest & Pacific Region
  11. ^ "2012 American Architecture Awards". Chi-athenaeum.org. October 23, 2012. Archived from the original on July 31, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  12. ^ "Washington State Convention & Trade Center expansion". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. June 7, 2001. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Jeremy, Schwartz. "Keegan Hall ceremony honors former Peninsula College president". Peninsula Daily News. Sound Publishing. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  14. ^ Reiner-Roth, Shane (February 3, 2020). "LMN Architects reveals newly renovated Seattle Asian Art Museum". The Architect's Newspaper. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  15. ^ Johnson, Sara (March 13, 2018). "Renovation of the Seattle Asian Art Museum Begins". Architect Magazine. Retrieved June 22, 2020.

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