Modern Views: A Conversation on Northwest Modern Architecture: Preview

Seattle is known for the futuristic looking Space Needle (built for the 1962 World's Fair). Nevertheless, there are other Modernist architectural examples in the city as well.  For Midcentury Modern buffs, there are several prominent neighborhoods such as, Eastlake, Hilltop, Bellvue, and Hidden lake.

This short film by the University of Washington, Department of Architecture, and Studio/216, highlights some Seattle area Modernist architects such as Arne Bystrom, Gene Zema, Fred Bassetti, Wendell Lovett, and Ralph Anderson. Examples of their work are shown as well.

Modern Views: A Conversation on Northwest Modern Architecture from studio/216 on Vimeo.

More information about Modernism in the Pacific Northwest can be obtained at the Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement, Western Washington (DOCOMOMO-WEWA) website.


  1. Fascinating! So great to hear about their thought processes in terms of dealing directly with their environment and developing their own personal style.

  2. Found a home by Lovett here in Maryland:

  3. Thanks for the info Mike! From the photos, this is a very cool home.