SIFF Film Center
SIFF FILM CENTER – SEATTLE, WA
The new year-round home for SIFF transformed the aging Alki Room at heart of Seattle Center into a vibrant media arts and education center, with a 90 seat multi-use theater / screening room, multi-media classroom and flex-spaces, exhibition spaces, archives, and offices for SIFF and the Film School. The theater serves as a presentation venue for Seattle Center cultural festivals and as the focus for SIFF’s screen-writers’ salon and education outreach programs. Sustainable design features include energy efficiency upgrades, daylighting, adaptive reuse of an aging facility, and reuse of historic Cinerama theater seating. ORA provided extensive fundraising support throughout the programming and design process, including “fly-through” videos and extensive renderings as well as assistance with donor events and solicitation. The project completed construction in summer 2011.
Image Credits: Lara Swimmer, ORA