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San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Wins Global Award for Excellence

14:00 - 26 November, 2016
San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Wins Global Award for Excellence , © Andy Crawford
© Andy Crawford

Seattle-based firm LMN Architects have won an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Award for Excellence for its Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas. 

“Designed by LMN Architects in partnership with executive architects Marmon Mok Architecture, the $150 million expansion and renovation project embrace the multi-faceted cultural identity of the city with a distinctive tapestry of form, materiality, light, and landscape" stated Mark Reddington, FAIA, lead designer and partner at LMN Architects.

Completed in 2014, the project incorporates a metallic veil that wraps program elements in programmable LED lighting, in order to create a variable play of light on the city’s skyline.

© Andy Crawford © Andy Crawford © Andy Crawford © Mark Menjivar +11

KEXP Headquarters / SkB Architects

13:00 - 12 November, 2016
KEXP Headquarters / SkB Architects, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann    © Jeremy Bittermann    © Jeremy Bittermann    © Jeremy Bittermann    +25

LMN Architects Reveal Expansion Design for the Seattle Asian Art Museum

14:15 - 11 November, 2016
LMN Architects Reveal Expansion Design for the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Courtesy of LMN Architects
Courtesy of LMN Architects

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has unveiled initial designs by 2016 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year LMN Architects for the upcoming renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum. The plans comprise an expansion containing a 2650 square foot art gallery and event space, as well as preserving the museum’s historic Art Deco façade and bringing the museum to modern standards of climate control, fire safety and seismic system upgrades. The historic building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in July 2016.

Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects +6

Palatine Passive House / Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

13:00 - 17 September, 2016
Palatine Passive House / Malboeuf Bowie Architecture, © Shea Pollard
© Shea Pollard

© Shea Pollard © Shea Pollard © Shea Pollard © Shea Pollard +16

Review: "REM" – A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect

11:15 - 14 September, 2016
Review: "REM" – A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect, Rem Koolhaas, the eponymous protagonist of "REM". Image © Tomas Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas, the eponymous protagonist of "REM". Image © Tomas Koolhaas

In the canon of great Dutch architects sit a number of renowned practitioners, from Berlage to Van Berkel. Based on influence alone, Rem Koolhaas—the grandson of architect Dirk Roosenburg and son of author and thinker Anton Koolhaas—stands above all others and has, over the course of a career spanning four decades, sought to redefine the role of the architect from a regional autarch to a globally-active shaper of worlds – be they real or imagined. A new film conceived and produced by Tomas Koolhaas, the LA-based son of its eponymous protagonist, attempts to biographically represent the work of OMA by “expos[ing] the human experience of [its] architecture through dynamic film.” No tall order.

Mark – a homeless man, filmed in Seattle Public Library (USA). Image © Tomas Koolhaas CCTV (China). Image © Tomas Koolhaas De Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Image © Tomas Koolhaas Seattle Public Library (USA). Image © Tomas Koolhaas +17

wa sauna / goCstudio

09:00 - 13 July, 2016
wa sauna  / goCstudio, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, United States
  • Project Team

    Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O’Carroll ARB
  • Engineer

    Kevin Winner, Swenson Say Faget
  • Area

    240.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Urban Cabin / Suyama Peterson Deguchi

11:00 - 8 July, 2016
Urban Cabin / Suyama Peterson Deguchi, © Michael Burns
© Michael Burns

© Michael Burns © Michael Burns © Michael Burns © Michael Burns +16

NBBJ and Visual Vocal Partner to Create Virtual Reality Productivity Platform

14:00 - 12 May, 2016
NBBJ and Visual Vocal Partner to Create Virtual Reality Productivity Platform, Courtesy of NBBJ
Courtesy of NBBJ

Seattle-based architecture and design firm NBBJ has formed a new business partnership with startup Visual Vocal to develop an innovative virtual reality (VR) productivity platform. Using this new tool, distributed project stakeholders will be able to immerse themselves into unbuilt environments and provide instantaneous feedback.

As opposed to traditional methods of communication such as email, a new VR platform, combined with mobile and cloud-based communications, could help expedite and facilitate the sharing of designs with clients, in a way that has "the potential to transform workflows within the field of architecture and beyond," state NBBJ in a press release. 

Seattle's First Center for Architecture and Design to Open This Saturday

16:00 - 1 March, 2016
Seattle's First Center for Architecture and Design to Open This Saturday, © Suyama Peterson Deguchi
© Suyama Peterson Deguchi

Seattle’s first Center for Architecture & Design (CFAD), led by AIA Seattle, the Seattle Architecture Foundation, Design in Public and the AIA Washington Council, will celebrate its grand opening March 5. Located in Pioneer Square, this new civic hub will offer powerful year-round exhibitions, events and classes that explore how design shapes and inspires vibrant communities. You can learn more about CFAD Seattle, which was designed by local firm Suyama Peterson Deguchihere

Allen Institute / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 3 December, 2015
Allen Institute / Perkins+Will, © Hedrich Blessing
© Hedrich Blessing

© Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing +17

LMN Architects Win 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award

12:21 - 3 December, 2015
LMN Architects Win 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award, Vancouver Convention Centre West. Image © LMN Architects
Vancouver Convention Centre West. Image © LMN Architects

LMN Architects, a 145-employee firm based in Seattle, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Firm Award

“LMN Architects exemplify the best in architecture firm culture,” said 2015 AIA President Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA. “Not only is their work proof of this, but the amazing talent they are cultivating will have a reverberating impact on the profession for years to come.”

Oiselle Flagship Store / goCstudio

17:00 - 29 October, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
  • Design Team

    Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O’Carroll ARB
  • Owner

    Oiselle
  • Area

    625.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +14

CLTHouse / atelierjones

12:00 - 22 October, 2015
CLTHouse / atelierjones, © Lara Swimmer Photography
© Lara Swimmer Photography

© Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Design Team

    Susan Jones, FAIA, Brian Gerich, Joe Swain, Maria Ibarlucia, Mesa Sherriff, Megumi Migita
  • Area

    1500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Madison Park Residence / Capsule

17:00 - 19 October, 2015
Madison Park Residence / Capsule, © Sozinho Imagery
© Sozinho Imagery

© Sozinho Imagery © Sozinho Imagery © Sozinho Imagery © Sozinho Imagery +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Michael La Fon, RA, NCARB
  • Area

    3272.0 ft2
  • Photographs

New Seattle Proposal Caps I-5 Freeway With a Two Mile Park

08:00 - 15 October, 2015
Courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture
Courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture

Patano Studio Architecture has created a proposal for a 45-acre, two-mile park spanning over the top of the Interstate-5 freeway in Seattle. Called C.A.P., the plan “proposes a city-wide architectural infrastructure solution to multiple issues facing the fast growing city.”

Ritual House of Yoga / goCstudio

17:00 - 1 October, 2015
Ritual House of Yoga / goCstudio, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    608 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
  • Area

    1350.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Likelihood / Best Practice Architecture

13:00 - 21 September, 2015
Likelihood / Best Practice Architecture, © Mark Woods Photography
© Mark Woods Photography

© Mark Woods Photography © Mark Woods Photography © Mark Woods Photography © Mark Woods Photography +15

Eye Eye Care and Clinic / Best Practice Architecture

11:00 - 18 September, 2015
Eye Eye Care and Clinic / Best Practice Architecture, © Rafael Soldi
© Rafael Soldi

© Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi +17