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Block 41 / Graham Baba Architects

17:00 - 31 October, 2018
Block 41 / Graham Baba Architects, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Belltown, Seattle, WA, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Jim Graham, Susan Tillack
  • Area

    15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Charles Smith Wines Jet City / Olson Kundig

14:00 - 29 October, 2018
Charles Smith Wines Jet City / Olson Kundig, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Olson Kundig
  • Design Principal

    Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA
  • Project Manager

    Michael Picard, LEED AP
  • Project Architect

    Mark Olthoff
  • Architectural Staff

    Yousman Okano
  • Area

    35000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

City Cabin / Olson Kundig

12:00 - 22 October, 2018
City Cabin / Olson Kundig, © Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz

© Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, United States
  • Design Principal

    Jim Olson, FAIA
  • Project Team

    Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal; Renee Boone, Project Manager and Project Architect
  • Area

    2400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Northwest Art House / Olson Kundig

17:00 - 15 October, 2018
Northwest Art House / Olson Kundig, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Aaron Leitz + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Olson Kundig
  • Project Team

    Jim Olson, FAIA, Design Principal; William Franklin, Project Manager and Project Architect; Naho Ukeda and Crystal Coleman, LEED® AP, Architectural Staff; Charlie Hellstern, Interior Design; Cristina Acevedo and Irina Bokova, Interiors Staff
  • Area

    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Broadmoor Residence / David Coleman Architecture

17:00 - 20 September, 2018
Broadmoor Residence / David Coleman Architecture, © Steve Keating
© Steve Keating

© Steve Keating © Steve Keating © Steve Keating © Steve Keating + 23

Sky Ranch / The Miller Hull Partnership

19:00 - 18 September, 2018
Sky Ranch / The Miller Hull Partnership, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider + 14

Ritual Room / goCstudio

18:00 - 15 September, 2018
Ritual Room / goCstudio, © Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz

© Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Jon Gentry AIA, Aimee O'Carroll ARB
  • Contractor

    Thomas Fragnoli
  • Engineering

    J Welch Engineering
  • Leather door pull wraps

    Matt Noren, Lostlands
  • Client

    Ritual House of Yoga, Seattle
  • Area

    1315.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

325 Westlake / Graham Baba Architects

18:00 - 9 September, 2018
325 Westlake / Graham Baba Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Tim Bies © Tim Bies + 32

Westside School / SKL Architects

15:00 - 10 August, 2018
Westside School / SKL Architects, Courtesy of SKL Architects
Courtesy of SKL Architects

Courtesy of SKL Architects Courtesy of SKL Architects Courtesy of SKL Architects Courtesy of SKL Architects + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Principal In Charge

    Gladys Ly Au Young
  • Project Architect

    Wingyee Leung
  • Design Team

    Rick Sundberg, John Kennedy, Frances Nelson, Myra Lara
  • Design Team, Graphics

    Nicole Lew
  • Project Year

    2017

Hillside Midcentury / SHED Architecture & Design

19:00 - 8 August, 2018
Hillside Midcentury / SHED Architecture & Design, © Rafael Soldi
© Rafael Soldi

© Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Thomas Schaer, Chris Phillips
  • Interior Design

    Jennie Gruss
  • Area

    2250.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard / Wittman Estes

15:00 - 12 April, 2018
Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard / Wittman Estes, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, United States
  • Architects in charge

    Matt Wittman, Jody Estes
  • Construction

    Greg Winger Construction, Western Sound Concrete Works
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

University of Washington West Campus Utility Plant / Miller Hull Partnership

15:00 - 6 April, 2018
University of Washington West Campus Utility Plant / Miller Hull Partnership, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer + 21

  • Architects

  • Design Builder

    Mortenson Construction
  • Civil Engineering

    KPFF
  • Landscape Architects

    Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
  • Structural Engineer

    Arup
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Arup
  • Electrical Engineer

    Arup
  • Acoustical Engineer

    Arup
  • Lighting Designer

    Arup
  • Client

    University of Washington
  • Area

    19300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Architecture's Evolving Role: How Community-Engaged Design Can Encourage Social Change

09:30 - 28 March, 2018
Architecture's Evolving Role: How Community-Engaged Design Can Encourage Social Change, Gheskio Cholera Treatment Center, in Port-au- Prince, Haiti, designed by MASS Design Group – a project featured in Garrett Nelli’s upcoming exhibit, In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility, at the Center for Architecture & Design. Image © Garrett Nelli
Gheskio Cholera Treatment Center, in Port-au- Prince, Haiti, designed by MASS Design Group – a project featured in Garrett Nelli’s upcoming exhibit, In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility, at the Center for Architecture & Design. Image © Garrett Nelli

The role of the architect—and even architecture itself—in society today is changing. A lack of interest in critical social issues from a profession that holds such high responsibility within a community is a problem that should no longer be avoided.

In an exhibit currently on show at the Center for Architecture and Design in Seattle titled "In the Public Interest," Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA challenges the profession of architecture to establish a focus on more community-engaged design. With the help of the 2017 AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Nelli traveled to Los Angeles, rural Alabama, Haiti, Italy and New Orleans, all the while analyzing how the built environment has the ability to influence social change.

Read on for an edited interview with Nelli about his research and how you can begin to implement elements into your design practice to help promote social change in your own communities.

Substantial HQ / goCstudio

15:00 - 12 March, 2018
Substantial HQ / goCstudio, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, United States
  • Project Team

    Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O’Carroll ARB
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Gentrification, Alienation, and Homelessness: What Really Happens When Amazon Moves to Town?

09:30 - 6 March, 2018
© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/sounderbruce/28364849979/'>Flickr user sounderbruce</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
© Flickr user sounderbruce licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

This article was originally published by Common Edge as "A Seattleite Reflects on the City in the Age of Amazon."

At first, it was just a crane or two, a little urban renewal down on Westlake, a rumor that Paul Allen was cleaning things up, wanted a huge park with bike trails. I thought that might be nice and didn’t think about it again for a while.

No park happened, but one day I went down to the new Whole Foods below where I work and noticed that a whole habitat had sprung up on Westlake, an expensive Mexican chain restaurant and an expensive Italian place and an expensive Thai place, and some expensive after-work bars. I also noticed small groups of men, all white or Indian and all wearing lanyards. These groups moved around the streets, talking animatedly, freshly out of their cubicles and going to lunch, oblivious to whomever else was on the street.

Arena at Seattle Center Aims for NHL Expansion Team with $600 Million Populous-led Renovation

12:00 - 27 February, 2018
Arena at Seattle Center Aims for NHL Expansion Team with $600 Million Populous-led Renovation, Courtesy of Populous
Courtesy of Populous

Seattle’s historic KeyArena is set to receive a $600 million renovation that will transform the venue into the region’s “premier sports and entertainment destination” as part of plans to launch the city’s first-ever NHL team.

Designed by Populous, the renovation will open up the arena to its surroundings, specifically the 72-acre Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World’s Fair and home to the currently under-renovation Seattle Space Needle. As part of the project, the sports venue will be rebranded as “The Arena at Seattle Center.”

Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous + 9

Amazon's Futuristic Checkout-Free Convenience Store Opens with Just a Few Kinks

13:01 - 22 January, 2018
Amazon's Futuristic Checkout-Free Convenience Store Opens with Just a Few Kinks, via Amazon
via Amazon

Amazon’s innovative, checkout-free convenience store concept, Amazon Go, has opened to the public in Seattle.

Located in the base of an existing Amazon office building, the 1,800-square-foot (167-square-meter) store offers grocery and convenience items. To begin shopping, customers simply scan an Amazon Go smartphone app and pass through a turnstile.

Using machine learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence technologies (incorporated into the software powering cameras and weight sensors), the store can then track the actions of customers as they remove items from the shelves, creating a virtual shopping list as they go. When a customer is finished shopping, they simply exit the store through the turnstiles and the user’s Amazon account is automatically charged.

Sound Transit U Link University of Washington Station / LMN Architects

17:00 - 27 December, 2017
Sound Transit U Link University of Washington Station / LMN Architects, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott + 25