Category Archives: DJC

Tiny library gets tons of attention

This tiny timber library was one of the 10 winners of the 2017 Ontario Association of Architects Awards, announced last week.  Located in Newmarket, Ontario, this is Story Pod by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.  This 2.4-meter wide pod is a … Continue reading

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Hazel Wolf K-8 School – Where ‘biophilic’ design bonds children with nature

Hazel Wolf K-8 School is DJC Building of the Year for 2016 and a beautiful example of how natural elements like living walls and rain gardens can be integrated into school spaces.  Check out this great article by Laura Kazmierczak … Continue reading

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The demo has begun for 2 AND U

The demolition has begun on ‘2 AND U‘ at 1201 2nd Avenue.  Developed by Skanska USA Commercial Development and designed by Pickard Chilton Architects, 2 AND U will occupy most of the block between First and Second avenues and University … Continue reading

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The new IKEA is home to Washington’s largest solar project

Home furnishings retailer IKEA unveiled what it calls the largest solar rooftop array in the state at its store under construction in Renton.  The new IKEA store is now outfitted with 3,268 solar panels.   Check out this video by … Continue reading

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What are they building down there?

You may not be able to hear the rumbling from the street, but Bertha is now tunneling through Zone 8.  As of December 15, she has traveled 6,646 of 9,270 feet and the tunnel is now 70% complete. Seattle Tunnel Partners … Continue reading

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