The Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters in Federal Way, Washington, has been called “the most outstanding corporate campus … in the world” and worthy of National Historic Landmark designation. And it’s threatened – here are the details. The 425-acre campus, completed in 1972, was designed by landscape architect Peter Walker, founding principal of Sasaki, Walker and Associates, and architect Edward Charles Bassett, partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).
The site’s current owner, the Los Angeles-based developer Industrial Realty Group, is planning to build 1.5 million square feet of warehouse space which would consume 132 mostly forested acres on the campus. The project must receive approvals from the City of Federal Way and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A letter-writing campaign is underway, which has resulted in letters from notable landscape architects, architects, historians, scholars and others.