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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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Oakland: A parallel universe

Writers often dream up worlds that are very similar to our own but have fundamental differences that shine a light on what’s wrong with ours. Thomas More’s Utopia and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels come to mind. But I had a chance … Continue reading

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It’s not a landmark, but developer won’t demolish it

The Southwest Design Review Board will check in tonight on a strangely familiar West Seattle development. As built in 1927 The project is at 3811 California Ave. W. The developer initially proposed tearing down the Charleston Court building to build … Continue reading

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Phinney Ridge 92-year-old reflects on a lifetime of Seattle design

Gray’s Seattle Architecture writer and editor Relta Gray was born in Mount Vernon and moved to Seattle in 1934 to attend UW. She remembers taking the ferry from Madison Park to Kirkland for her first reporting job, and said the … Continue reading

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The Arctic Hotel is getting close

Renovation of the historic Arctic Building is nearing completion. The Artic’s signature Walruses (Quick, before you click the link above, name the architect. Hint: He also designed the old King County Courthouse.) The Arctic Club Hotel will celebrate its grand … Continue reading

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