Monthly Archives: April 2009

Legislative session ends with at least one good idea: Green Increment Financing

In Olympia, legislators are patting themselves on the back after closing a $9 billion budget gap. But it’s likely that they have only deferred addressing some of the fundamental structural problems with the state’s finances for another 2 years. Legislators … Continue reading

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Seattle A/E firms still moving and shaking

Two regional projects by local architects got ink today: GreenMuze has an article on Vancouver’s Convention Centre (note the spelling if you don’t already know which Vancouver I’m talking about), designed by Seattle’s LMN Architects.  The design includes Canada’s largest … Continue reading

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Koolhaas: It’s the end of an era

"Library Side East" by Stephen L. Rosen Rem Koolhaas, who designed the Seattle Central Public Library, and more recently the CCTV Building in Beijing, told the Wall Street Journal that money is scarce for megaprojects, even for him. “I don’t … Continue reading

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Local A/E firms go head to head on two wheels

SvR won last year’s Golden Helmet award It’s time for the third annual A/E bike to work challenge. The challenge, which mirrors the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike-to-Work Month Commute Challenge, pushes employees of Seattle-area architecture and engineering firms to compete … Continue reading

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Steinbrueck heads to Harvard

Former Seattle City council member and architect Peter Steinbrueck just announced in a press release that he will spend a year in Cambridge as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design beginning in September. Steinbrueck will research … Continue reading

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Where you live DOES matter

Earlier this year John Fox, leader of the Displacement Coalition, organized against House Bill 1490 titled “reducing greenhouse gas emissions through land use and transportation requirements.” Fox took issue with many parts of the bill, including the claim that it … Continue reading

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One Seattle A/E firm’s $5,095 office remodel

Build LLC’s new office No, I didn’t forget any zeroes. Build LLC, a four person design-build firm, recently remodeled its Seattle office for $5,095. The project took six weeks and the firm’s own members did the work. The remodel also … Continue reading

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Celebrate Seattle’s female architects tonight

Carolyn Geise of Geise Architects is one of the women featured The Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Diversity Roundtable, in partnership with the Association for Women in Architecture, is holding a celebration and program honoring women in … Continue reading

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AIA has indicated you are friends. Confirm you are friends with AIA?

Eds Note: Having a hard time joining this conversation?? AIA’s Facebook page for this event can no longer be found by just  searching for it. See updated instructions below to join in. Next week, from April 13 to 19, AIA … Continue reading

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How did this happen–again??

If you’re taking a stroll up lively Pike Street sometime, take a right at Seventh Avenue and proceed along that block’s western side.  If you haven’t been there already in the past year and a half, you’re in for a … Continue reading

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