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2+U Seattle-based architect Graham Baba worked with Skanska to design the retail spaces in the Urban Village.

SEATTLE—Skanska unveiled additional design details for the three-level pedestrian-focused Urban Village at 2+U, its 38-story, 686,000 square-foot class-A office tower currently under construction downtown. The developer and its design team, led by Pickard Chilton, worked with Graham Baba Architects and the Swift Company to create the Urban Village, an open-air retail experience that will serve as a public gathering space that fuses local retail, art, culture and nature.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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