Weyerhaeuser International Headquarters, Federal Way, WA

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien write of Weyerhaeuser "Please do not Destroy what is Beautiful in order to Replace it with what is Convenient."


On February 15, 2021, architects Tod Willams and Billie Tsien wrote the following letter to Mayor Jim Ferrell of Federal Way, WA, along with one to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle district commander Col. Alexander Bullock, concerning proposals to build 1.5-million square feet of warehouse space at the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters. The Weyerhaeuser complex, which was completed in 1972, was designed by landscape architect Peter Walker, founding principal of Sasaki, Walker & Associates, and architect Edward Charles Bassett, principal with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This new construction would result in the clear-cutting of some 132 mostly forested acres on the 425-acre campus.





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