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YAF: Construction Tour: First Light

Join the Young Architects Forum for a construction tour of the First Light

Clocking in at 47 stories, First Light is a multi-faceted mixed-use project in downtown Seattle. Currently, under development at the corner of 3rd and Virginia, the design boasts street-level retail—including three restaurants and a coffee shop—topped with six floors of office space, and 38 floors of residential condominiums.

MG2 has partnered with Vancouver-based designer James KM Cheng to make the vision for First Light a reality while preserving affordability for professionals working and living in the city. The design features an enclosed greenhouse-like rooftop garden with panoramic views, a swimming pool, and a lounge area. Gracing the exterior of floors two through seven, passers-by will encounter a massive art installation by local artist John Hogan. Once complete, this tower will bring beauty and functionality to the city’s ever-growing downtown corridor.

This program has sold out. Please contact youngarchitectsforum@aiaseattle.org to be added to the waitlist.

Tour Details:

Cost: $5

Date: Wednesday February 21st, 2024  | 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: 2000 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Group can meet in front of 2013 4th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121 by Dahlia Bakery

Contact: Murl Eley, RA

Capacity: 20 registrants. Full PPE is required for the jobsite (gloves, hardhat, glasses, vest, and boots). There are a few extra PPE sets on site, but we strongly encourage attendees to provide their own.

Accessibility of the Space: The site is not ADA accessible.

Covid Safety: There are no current COVID Safety requirements to follow. AIA Seattle recommends masking as a demonstration of community care. Please do not attend if you are feeling sick/unwell!

Join the Young Architects Forum for a construction tour of the First Light


February 21
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Price


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


2000 3rd Avenue, Seattle
2000 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121 United States
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