Category Archives: Historic

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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The Smith Tower Reinvented

The newly rebranded Smith Tower, complete with ‘speakeasy,’ opens today, August 25! Inspired by the roaring 20s, the 35th floor Smith Tower Observatory includes the Temperance Cafe and Bar.  Now you can have a cocktail and a banh mi sandwich … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright campus to get updated lighting

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s imaginative Taliesin Spring will receive an update from award winning lighting designer and founder of Studio Lux, Christopher Thompson, who will introduce energy-efficient technology to the historic site. Photo courtesy of Studio Lux Taliesin Spring was … Continue reading

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