More than 700 businesses and nonprofit organizations across 40 industries are part of our community of City Makers.
We’re a nonprofit membership organization focused on creating a healthy, vibrant downtown for all. We believe when downtown thrives, the whole city flourishes. Our membership includes 1,700 businesses, nonprofits and downtown residents. While our members join DSA for different reasons, they all share a love of downtown and a desire to help shape our city. Membership in DSA gives you access, influence and opportunity: access to member-only events, information, business experts and political leaders; a chance to influence critical public policy issues; and countless opportunities to network and grow your business.
As a DSA member, you’re part of a community of people who love downtown and care about the future of this city. Join us and become a City Maker.
Since 1983, Abbott Construction has been empowering clients with a construction experience unlike any other—one that’s personal, powerful, abundantly clear, and financially rewarding. No matter where a client may be in their construction journey—Abbott can provide innovative solutions to guide a project towards success.
Built True. Built Together. This isn’t just our tagline, it’s our competitive advantage: in-depth training of our people, progressive technology, proactive discovery and problem-solving, listening to our customers, and outstanding communications throughout each phase of every project.
Bayley Construction is a leading full-service general contractor with offices in Washington, Arizona and California. Founded in 1963, our company brings a high level of experience and expertise in the education, retail, entertainment, office, sports and government sectors.
Bayley has experience in all delivery methods, specializing in accurate negotiated GMP contracts, as well as GC/CM, Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build. Our team has extensive experience with historic renovation, seismic retrofitting, adaptive re-use and new construction. Our services include preconstruction, construction management and construction.
Founded in 2011, Board & Vellum is a multidisciplinary design firm composed of around 50 design professionals. With integrated studios of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design professionals, our collaborative and open-minded approach lets us take on design challenges, explore creative and complex design solutions, and support your needs during the design process. Most importantly, we love what we do and will treat your project with as much care as we would if it were our own.boardandvellum.com
Reflecting a new focus in the practice of architecture and design, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is reinventing a model for the future of designed environments. As a design-centric practice focused on the merger of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban planning, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE works in partnership with market leaders in higher education, hospitality, civic life, and mixed-use development to deliver meaningful design innovation in building, living, wellness, and communication solutions. Our focus on solutions steeped in authenticity reflects the unique three-dimensional brand opportunity of each commission.carrierjohnson.com
CHEQ is the world's first social payments platform, connecting consumers and businesses to create frictionless, amazing in-person experiences. CHEQ's universal ordering and payment app can be used by any restaurant, café, bar, or stadium to make transactions fun, easy, and worry- free. Users can even send food and drinks directly to their friends from anywhere in the world.cheqplease.com
DoorDash (NYSE: DASH) is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local businesses in 27 countries across the globe. Founded in 2013, DoorDash builds products and services to help businesses innovate, grow, and reach more customers. DoorDash is building infrastructure for local commerce, enabling merchants to thrive in the convenience economy, giving consumers access to more of their communities, and providing work that empowers. With DoorDash, there is a neighborhood of good in every order.doordash.com/
Evolution Architecture is a full service Building Envelope Consultant and Restoration Architect. Our firm’s expertise and focus is exclusively on existing buildings, with projects ranging from small targeted repairs to full service architecture on multi-million dollar restoration projects. Our work consists of both investigation and documentation of building conditions, as well as the design and oversight of repairs. We work with some of the largest property management companies, building engineering teams, and property asset groups in Washington and Oregon. Founded in 2015 by our Managing Partners, Kris Eggert and Travis Brammer, we’re a unique niche to the commercial real estate industry, and grateful to our team for all their hard work, and the partnerships we’ve made throughout the years in the projects we’ve done.evolutionarchitecture.net
Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. was founded in 1993 in downtown Seattle, WA. This is our 30th consecutive year downtown. We are a litigation defense law firm very involved in the downtown Seattle community, including Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Washington State Bar Association and King County Bar Association. We volunteer at the King County Pro Bono Neighborhood Legal Clinics and YMCA Mock Trial. We sponsor the King County Bar’s annual MLK, Jr. Luncheon and its Breakfast of Champions, as well as Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, MAMAS (Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association) and Treehouse 4 Kids. And we support Law Fund, the Campaign for Equal Justice, Family Law Casa, and the Foundation of Washington State Courts. We are proud our downtown Seattle office (60+ employees) has been fully back to work in the office (per Governor Inslee’s guidelines) since June 2020.foum.law
Located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood since 1952, the Frye is the city’s only free art museum. Reflecting Seattle's evolving identity through exhibitions, programs, and community engagement, the Frye showcases local and global artists who are exploring the issues of our time as well as contemporary scholarship on historical subject matter.fryemuseum.org
Hazelbrook Advisors is a local firm, created by two brokers Pacific Northwest born and raised, dedicated to helping our region’s small, mid, and large-sized companies drive their missions and organizations forward. We are a tenant-focused commercial real estate firm with decades of experience in the Puget Sound area. More than anything, we consider ourselves real estate problem solvers. We provide our clients with strategy, disposal, leasehold mitigation (sublease) and acquisition services… basically anything that touches real estate.hazelbrookadvisors.com/
What makes Lockton stand apart is also what makes us better: independence. Lockton’s private ownership empowers its 9,500 Associates doing business in over 125 countries to focus solely on clients’ risk and insurance needs. With expertise that reaches around the globe, Lockton delivers the deep understanding needed to accomplish remarkable results.global.lockton.com/us/en
IKE Smart City helps cities, BIAs, and DMOs connect with the public through interactive digital kiosks that drive discovery, mobility, and equity, encouraging a pedestrian-oriented environment.obm.com
Counsel to innovative companies and brands around the world – We help leaders create, expand, and protect the value of their companies and most prized assets by bringing an equal balance of business acumen, technical skill, and creative thinking to the opportunities and challenges they face. Our attorneys and staff are committed to our clients’ success. We take the time to understand our clients’ businesses and work collaboratively with them to achieve their business goals — whether managing complex transactions, tackling global compliance, succeeding in litigation, or protecting their intellectual property. By investing in their success, we have helped clients make their businesses better, smarter, and more protected.kilpatricktownsend.com/
Tiscareno Associates is a mid-sized architecture firm with highly skilled, approachable, and experienced professionals who create exceptional spaces where people want to work, live, and gather. Through a deep dedication to collaboration and design excellence, we produce beautiful, functional results that enrich communities for generations to come.tiscareno.net
WNDR Museum offers an unparalleled art and technology experience. Our message is simple: We are all artists. And as artists, our visitors are more than passive onlookers. Whatever they do in our museum, IS art. As guests travel through WNDR Museum Seattle, they will be taken on a multi-dimensional journey where they will serve as an extension of each creator by interacting with more than 20 installations that are designed to awaken guests’ senses through motion, sound, taste, smell and more.wndrmuseum.com/location/seattle/
Our downtown parks have become safe, lively, active destinations. DSA has led and managed the transformation to vibrant areas for all to enjoy.— Bob Donegan, Ivar's
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