Category Archives: Preservation

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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Turn those substation sites into parks

This former substation site at 3904 N.E. 65th St. was sold last year for development. Photos by Cass Turnbull. Posted by Cass Turnbull ‘It’s not right’.’That’s what I thought when I heard Seattle City Light was going to sell 35 … 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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