Public Relations Firm Firmani + Associates Moves to Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood
SEATTLE, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Firmani + Associates, a Seattle-based public relations and marketing agency today announced it has moved its headquarters to the South Lake Union neighborhood to a building the firm purchased and renovated at 306 Fairview Avenue North.
Founded in 1994, Firmani + Associates has developed award-winning integrated PR and marketing campaigns for professional-service organizations, healthcare, retail and technology companies across the Western United States.
“We’ve been actively looking to purchase real estate in the thriving South Lake Union neighborhood for a few years, and finally found the perfect space in what was once the Ford Motion Picture Lab building,” agency founder and president Mark Firmani said. “The vibrancy of the neighborhood fits our agency perfectly, providing the members of our team with great amenities, including exceptional restaurants and housing.”
The agency moved to South Lake Union from the Belltown neighborhood.
Firmani purchased the building in late 2010, and has since renovated the entire space to provide a layout that encourages staff interaction throughout the 4,000 square-foot space. E. Cobb Architects designed the complete renovation, and Charter Construction served as the general contractor.
Among the project highlights, the building features a custom-built concrete meeting table positioned directly below an oversized skylight, designed as a focal point for informal meetings and conversation; shower facilities for bicycle commuters; and ample use of natural light. The design also took advantage of the building’s 20-foot ceilings and original design details.
“We tried to keep a connection with the original structure, keeping the concrete floors which, once finished, show an amazing palate of colors from the years of use,” Firmani added. “We were also able to salvage wooden beams from the renovation, which we recycled into the construction of our reception desk, a design treatment we carried through in our conference room.”
For more information about Firmani + Associates, visit www.firmani.com or call 206-443-9357. The firm’s new location is 306 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109.
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