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High-rise living planned for Federal Way

The DJC recently reported that developers want to build two mega mixed-use projects in Federal Way near the transit center. To read the stories, click here and here. Here’s what Patrick Doherty, Federal Way’s economic development director and a SeattleScape … Continue reading

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Mag: OSKA among world’s ‘Top 10’

Seattle’s own Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects has made national magazine Fast Company’s list of the Top 10 most innovative architecture firms in the world. Bird’s Nest OSKA is in pretty good company on the list, which gives the No. … Continue reading

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Seattle A/E firms still moving and shaking

Two regional projects by local architects got ink today: GreenMuze has an article on Vancouver’s Convention Centre (note the spelling if you don’t already know which Vancouver I’m talking about), designed by Seattle’s LMN Architects.  The design includes Canada’s largest … Continue reading

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Koolhaas: It’s the end of an era

"Library Side East" by Stephen L. Rosen Rem Koolhaas, who designed the Seattle Central Public Library, and more recently the CCTV Building in Beijing, told the Wall Street Journal that money is scarce for megaprojects, even for him. “I don’t … Continue reading

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The crash as Seattle’s perfect storm?

In this month’s Atlantic, Richard Florida talks about the America that will emerge from the rubble of the current recession. Too bad he hasn’t spent more time in the Rainy City, or we might have gotten our own cover, like … Continue reading

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Seattle architect to study Aussie seawall design

AIA Seattle has just given its first Emerging Professionals travel scholarship to Mithun‘s Cristina Bump to study innovative seawall design in Australia and Canada. Sydney’s Botney Bay seawall The $5,000 scholarship will pay for her travel and research. She’ll visit … Continue reading

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Architecture: 5 cents

Life in the current economy In case you missed it, Mike Lewis had a great piece in the P-I today about Seattle Architect John Morefield’s creative marketing technique. The 27-year-old architect, who said he’d been laid off twice this year, … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to “wow” buildings?

The sputtering economy and markets might mean more than a shrinking 401(K) and a mortgage at odds with reality. This Foster design is planned for Moscow I’m not talking about hunger, job losses or increased poverty: I’m talking about plans … Continue reading

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AIA Seattle winners and juror comments online

Monday night’s AIA Awards were a departure from last year, when the jurors gave four of seven awards to posh private residences and lamented a lack of civic engagement among Seattle firms. Woodway Residence was the only single family winner … Continue reading

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Is pink the new black?

In recent years, the rich deep colors of autumn leaves and “Halloween orange” have added a pastel partner – PINK! With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the typical color spectrum seems to have a sea of pink washing on … Continue reading

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