Category Archives: Architecture

Love you Sound Transit, but please do these things

Sound Transit does many things really well, so consider this criticism from a friend. On-time-or-better completion? Check. Beating budgets? Check. Creating the new backbones of the region? Nice stations? Check and check. But a few very fixable things would make … Continue reading

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The ‘shimmering veil’ of San Antonio

Check out the before and after photos of the San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts!  The Tobin Center won a 2016 Global Award for Excellence from Urban Land Institute.  Seattle-based LMN Architects was the design architect and Marmon … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Riverwalk is complete!

CHICAGO – The final phase of the Chicago Riverwalk officially opened to the public on October 31.  It was designed by Ross Barney Architects in collaboration with landscape architects Sasaki Associates.  Once an industrial space in disuse, the Chicago Riverwalk, … Continue reading

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Hotels – on restoring and enhancing history

The Palladian Hotel, in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, opened late last year after being gutted and restored.  The century-old brick building began life as the Calhoun Hotel, and was later turned into apartments. An extensive 18-month remodel transformed the 60,000-square-foot space … Continue reading

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Check out the latest video fly-through for the new International Arrivals Facility

The following post is by Perry Cooper of the Sea-Tac Airport  SEATTLE – The Port of Seattle has released the latest images and a video for the new International Arrivals Facility (IAF). The multi-level $660 million, 450,000 square foot facility … Continue reading

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