Category Archives: Preservation

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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Appreciating brutalism, even if it isn’t beautiful

Some brutalist buildings are being saved. Some are being mourned. Recently in the DJC:  Brutalism being banished but not all think it’s ugly For all the Brutalist buildings that go down without a fight, a few get a loving farewell. … 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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Washington’s Energy Future Conference is Nov. 1, 2016

Don’t Miss Washington’s Energy Future Conference, Nov. 1, 2016 – Seattle. Presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) and the Washington Dept. of Commerce Now in its 7th year, this is Washington’s signature clean energy event, bringing together members … Continue reading

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