We are incredibly honored to have been a part of the winning design and development team for “Hospitality Development of the Year” at the Night of the Stars awards gala put on by NAIOP. The award was for the Thompson Hotel and Residences in downtown Seattle which just opened this Spring 2016.
Every year, Jensen Fey participates in community service or pro bono projects. These projects are not only fun but inspiring. Over the years, our community service projects have included working on an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, a Catholic church in New Orleans (about 9 months after hurricane Katrina), several churches around Seattle and attending the Community Enhancement project for NAIOP. Last year we helped the YMCA in Preston, Washington. In this photo, I am working with Touchstone and Mortenson Construction to help build a fence (yes – power tools!) We look forward to the next NAIOP Community Enhancement project coming up on September 24th at New Start High School and Salmon Creek Campus in south Seattle.
This article originally published in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Aug 18, 2016, 12:03pm PDT:
JENSEN FEY ARCHITECTS
Construction of this 15-story hotel by Amazon’s South Lake Union headquarters campus is expected to start by the end of 2016, developer Stanford Hotels says.
One of the highlights of my career was working with Robert A. M. Stern, one of the top US architects. I had admired his work for many years and so it was with great pleasure when our firm was selected to collaborate with RAMSA (as his firm is called) on a monster project called the Resort at the Meadowlands, located in New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from New York City.
Jensen Fey invited some clients and friends to the Root Sports Suite at the Mariner game on May 15th, Kyle Seeger bobble head night. Even though the M’s eventually lost the game in the 9th inning, we had a great time watching from some of the best seats in the house. JF acquired the suite as an auction winner supporting the Redmond High School girl’s golf team. We hope to do this great event again next year.
Well, it’s been close to 10 years since we touched our website and finally, after much hesitation, delay and procrastination, we are launching a brand new website. I hope you all find this interesting and I would like to hear back on your thoughts.
When I started the firm in 1995 with just myself and my wife, I had no idea what a ride this would be. In 1998, my wife left the firm to pursue a development career and Dave Fey joined the firm. In the 21 years that we have been in existence, we truly have had our ups and downs. With over 200 hotels under our belt we, like most architectural firms, rode the waves of the real estate industry and the economy. None was harder than the great recession of 2009. Somehow we hung on and we are now as busy as we were in 2007, with a staff of 25, an Interior Design firm, and some very interesting work. I am hoping our new web site shows off the exciting work that we have completed and that we are currently doing. We are all very excited to see the completion of one of our more challenging and yet exciting projects, the Seattle Thompson Hotel and Residences. We will have more on this later on.
We will also be diligent about updating our blog with thoughts on what we are doing, what is affecting our industry and just plain simple thoughts that may be of interest.
Thanks to all of our clients, consultants and friends for an exciting 21 years.