• Photo courtesy of Bruce Damonte.

National Nordic Heritage Museum

Seattle, WA

Business Type



53,000 square feet

This new museum in the heart of Seattle's Ballard neighborhood serves as a cross-cultural bridge for people from Nordic countries and the United States. The airy exhibitions rooms feature contributions of Nordic immigrants and their descendants in the development of the Pacific Northwest.



  • LEED Gold

Special features

  • The building features interactive exhibitions, permanent galleries, a café, state-of-the-art auditorium, workshop studios and storage spaces.
  • The air system blends in seamlessly with the museum’s architecture, and spaces are carefully climate-controlled for appropriate storage.
  • Air source heat recovery chillers move heat from spaces in cooling to those that need heat by simultaneously producing heating and chilled water.