13 Jan “The 15 Best Commercial Architects in Bellevue, Washington” GC Magazine features MZA Architecture
January 13, 2022
MZA Architecture was recently featured as one of Bellevue’s Top 15 Best Architects by General Contractors Magazine. Known for their founders, Ming Zhang, FAIA, vast project history and experience in Bellevue, WA and the Pacific Northwest, our team is proud to be among this list of extraordinary firms and architects.
“On July 5, 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon from his garage in Bellevue. Today, the city houses the world’s largest technology companies, including eBay, Google, and Microsoft. Even amidst the global financial crisis in 2008, Bellevue was named the best place to launch a business, according to CNNMoney.
Downtown Bellevue is now home to thousands of diverse businesses that translate to abundant job opportunities. In 2018, the average household income of Bellevue had reached the top 5 in Washington. Contributing to Bellevue’’s commercial success are the architects elevating businesses in many ways possible. We have then curated a list of the 15 best commercial architects in the city. We ranked them based on their works, recognitions, processes, and other stand-out factors.
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MZA Architecture brings together a team with a rich history of working on large commercial projects. These design professionals have worked with major architecture firms in the Puget Sound area for more than 20 years. The team is composed of smart, talented people who know the value of listening, have a passion for design, and are committed to creating design solutions that enable clients’ businesses to thrive. Founder and American Institute of Architects Fellow (FAIA) Ming Zhang specializes in the design of high imagery projects. His great attention to clients’ needs and excellent communication skills have earned him a distinguished reputation as a world-class designer.
Rooted in Bellevue, Washington, MZA takes to heart the mission of enhancing and enriching the built environment. One of its stunning projects in the hospitality scene is Hotel Indigo. Opened in 2019, the hotel has become the destination for visitors to Seattle’s Everett waterfront. Taking cues from historic photographs of boating operations previously on the lot, combined with the Boeing airplanes that are manufactured just down the street, the architecture reflects the history and activity surrounding this unique site. Building elements took inspiration from nearby industrial buildings, shipping containers at the port, and colorful aircrafts at Paine Field. MZA designed the guestrooms to maximize the views of the water on three sides of the site and include wood end cut floors to reflect the town’s history as a timber center.”
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