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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