Monthly Archives: April 2008

A teacher and his development dreams

In Seattle, we have a lot of serious development players. We’ve got our own big guys and we’ve got the big guys who come here from all over. We’ve got billions of dollars that trade hands every month and cranes … Continue reading

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Green design on a dime in Seattle??

A house designed by two small Seattle firms will serve as a prototype for affordable green living in the Gulf Coast. And it might have a lesson or two for the Puget Sound. Owen Richards Architects and HyBrid Architects found … Continue reading

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Safeco Field, we hardly knew ye

When I heard the news about octogenarian Seattle company Safeco being bought by Boston’s Liberty Mutual Group, I immediately thought of baseball. Hit it here I’ve already spent some serious time in Safeco Field biting my nails over pitching changes … Continue reading

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Last day to comment on APA’s climate change guide

What role should climate change have in planning policy? Did I do that? More importantly, do you have a little time today or tomorrow to answer that question? The American Planning Association‘s assembly is considering a new policy guide on … Continue reading

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Phinney Ridge 92-year-old reflects on a lifetime of Seattle design

Gray’s Seattle Architecture writer and editor Relta Gray was born in Mount Vernon and moved to Seattle in 1934 to attend UW. She remembers taking the ferry from Madison Park to Kirkland for her first reporting job, and said the … Continue reading

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