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Alan Maskin Honored with CRE Leadership Award for “Designer of the Year”


On September 17, Puget Sound Business Journal announced the recipients of their Commercial Real Estate Leadership Awards, with principal/owner Alan Maskin honored as Designer of the Year. Nominated anonymously, Alan’s leadership as Design Principal for The Century Project at the Space Needle was a central consideration for this award. A panel of judges looked closely at each nominee’s impact on business in the Puget Sound region, ability to navigate unique challenges and leadership in their respective sectors.

The Century Project, a significant renovation of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle, introduced a new visitor experience to preserve the tower’s legacy for its next 50 years. The new design includes the world’s first rotating glass floor on the restaurant level, floor-to-ceiling glass barriers with integral glass benches on the observation deck, a new steel and glass stairway with a glass-floored oculus connecting all three floors, and revised interiors throughout the “top house” of the Needle. The project was also recently certified LEED® Gold for Commercial Interiors.

Alan and the other honorees were recognized during a virtual celebration on October 6, and will be profiled in an upcoming issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Congratulations to Alan and his fellow recipients!