Power of Place Episode #15 | Tied by Water - Ray and Mary Johnston

Join us in this episode where we will hear from prolific Seattle architect team Ray and Mary Johnston of Johnston Architects (founded 1990).

Mary and Ray have designed many civic and residential buildings all over the city and state, including The Maple Valley Library, South Park Library, Casa Latina Headquarters, The Seattle Humane Society Building, and the Seattle Public Utilities Ship Canal Water Quality Project in Ballard. Inspired by the waters and woodlands of the Pacific Norwest, their work interweaves organic materials and strong modernist forms.

“It makes for an interesting urban texture to have big buildings and little buildings and medium-sized buildings.” - Mary Johnston