New Space for Friends of the Children-Seattle

Seattle, Washington

Desired Services
Interior Design & Brand Integration

Project Description

We are a K-12 youth development and mentoring nonprofit in Seattle's Central District and will expand to serve additional youth over the next ten years. We have outgrown our current space and are moving to a location with double the square footage. We are lining up contractor and architect options as well as gathering input from children and staff about their visions for our new space. We need a designer who can polish our move with creative and community-oriented interior design.

Our entire team is excited about our potential new expanded lease space in the Rainier Valley. With twice the space, this location allows us to offer more resources and activities for our expanding group of youth and staff: a study/library, K-5 activity space, a teen activity space, office and meeting space, larger kitchen, and storage. We will be located in Genesee Plaza, in close proximity to other retail and commercial properties. It is 5,500 sq. ft. and only one level that spreads across a fairly open floor plan. We plan to use the space for daily office operations and staff meetings, youth studying and recreation, and family events.

We are looking for a designer who is excited about our mission and has experience working with youth spaces. We're hoping to incorporate our national logo design into the interior as well as furniture and art that we're bringing from our old space. We are also hoping to incorporate the design ideas of the youth we serve, and any experience or willingness with this process is a plus. We have a staff of about 20 mentors and administrative positions that serve 103 youth. We are a fun, hard-working group of people that values communication, respect, and fun!

Timeline
Construction and tenant improvements are scheduled to start in Sept and last until November. We are hoping to move into the new space in early December. We are only looking for interior design services, focusing on more superficial projects for the space (like paint, furniture layout, art and decorations).