Category Archives: Historic

Speak out for the trees

Where is your favorite tree? Tell your story on the Forest for the Trees Storymap! Artist Katherine Wimble Fox and SoCoCulture (the South King County Cultural Coalition)  announce an open call to the public to contribute to the crowd-sourced, online, interactive Forest for the … Continue reading

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A fresh look at $2B plan to update Smithsonian

Architecture firm BIG – presented a revised proposal for the Smithsonian Campus Master Plan in Washington, DC. The vision was first unveiled in 2014 and has since been redeveloped following years of public comment and close collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. … Continue reading

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Pioneering project upgraded to Passive House Plus

DARMSTADT, GERMANY – The world’s first Passive House building has increased its already high energy efficiency level and now relies on renewable energy. A year ago, a photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of a row house built in 1991 … 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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The Mother of Invention

      The following post is by Sean Lewis, Marketing Director for AGC of Washington One of the pieces of wisdom my mom always told me was, “find a need and fill it.”  She, of course, didn’t come up … Continue reading

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