Monthly Archives: February 2013

Seattle’s Engaged Design Community

One of the things that struck me when I arrived in Seattle over thirty years ago was the engagement of architects in advocating for the quality of the built environment. I wasn’t aware of the fact that we are one … Continue reading

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How do you make tall buildings liveable?

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has created a video in which industry leaders talk about how to make tall buildings liveable. The video is part of an ongoing series by the council addressing big-picture questions about tall … Continue reading

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Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘til it’s Gone

Photo by Tim Rice Architectural Photography One would think that moving to the Bay Area would afford great advantages for a mid-career urban planner/designer. What with all of the cutting edge parking management and parklets, there is so much to … Continue reading

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