Columbia Center

Seattle, Washington


ESI Design gave the residents of Seattle a bold new look for the 76-story Columbia Center, the city’s tallest building. Upgrades include new crown lighting, dynamic media signage and a series of three animated light sculptures, all of which are continually refreshed with dynamic content.

In the redesigned atrium, dynamic media signage expresses current time and weather and shares local Seattle events, building amenities and fun facts about the Columbia Center. Map-themed café tabletops offer detailed looks at local geography, while promoting users to push the tables together to create a full image and sit with one another.


ESI Design
Role: Environmental Graphic Designer
Client: Beacon Capital Partners

Working with existing architecture and a multidisciplinary team,
my role in the project involved:

  • Concept & production of the Atrium table top graphics
  • Rolling out the complete 76 story signage bid package based upon schematic design
  • Following up on fabrication via shop visit and approval of material samples.