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View Ridge Residence / Heliotrope Architects

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Northwest Native: Homes of the Salish Sea

The Pacific Northwest is synonymous with rainy mountains, expansive coastlines and dense forests. Known for its majestic landscapes, the region has innate connections to the waterfront. Over time, these channels were referred to as the Salish Sea. Encompassing the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound, the intricate network of bays and inlets is bounded by British Columbia and Washington. Dotted with a number of major port cities, including Bellingham, Vancouver, and Seattle, the Salish Sea has also been home to many indigenous peoples.

© Andrew Pogue© Tim Bies© Kevin Scott© Kevin Scott+ 11

Steel Stacks House / Hybrid

© Rafael Soldi© Rafael Soldi© Rafael Soldi© Rafael Soldi+ 18

  • Architects: Hybrid
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6600 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Color Cord, Corten.com, Ritchlite, Stile and Rail, WAC Lighting

Alaska Airlines Flagship Lounge / Graham Baba Architects

© Andrew Pogue© Andrew Pogue© Andrew Pogue© Andrew Pogue+ 16

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Arktura, AutoDesk, FabriTRAK®, Caesarstone, Calico Wallpaper, +13

Belltown Collective Office Space / Robert Hutchison Architect

© Jill Hardy© Jill Hardy© Jill Hardy© Jill Hardy+ 24

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Kohler, Sherwin-Williams, Toto, Ampco, CabParts, +3

Canal Street Office Transformation in Fremont / Heliotrope Architects

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© Aaron Leitz

© Aaron Leitz© Aaron Leitz© Aaron Leitz© Aaron Leitz+ 17

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5233 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, NanaWall, Unilux, McKeon Doors, Trimble

ODA Introduces New Approach to Tower Building in Seattle

ODA released images of its 1,185’ mixed-use tower in downtown Seattle. Showcasing a novelty in high-rise design, the project underlines the value and importance of outdoor space. Carving out a void in the middle of the tower, the design creates a shared outdoor amenity space with impressive views to Mt. Rainier.

The Klotski Building / Graham Baba Architects

© Kevin Scott© Haris Kenjar© Kevin Scott© Kevin Scott+ 23

Portage Bay House / Heliotrope Architects

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Seattle Design Festival Set to Open this August

The Seattle Design Festival is currently set to open this August. Presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle, The festival celebrates its tenth anniversary at a pivotal moment in the life of American cities. This year’s festival theme, “It’s About Time,” invites audiences to ponder our past, present, and future as we all reflect on what our opportunities are at this unique moment in history.

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Alley Cat Backyard Home / SHED Architecture & Design

© Mark Woods© Mark Woods© Mark Woods© Mark Woods+ 13

Cantilever House / Robert Hutchison Architecture

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Seattle Asian Art Museum / LMN Architects

© Adam Hunter / LMN Architects© Adam Hunter / LMN Architects© Tim Griffith© Tim Griffith+ 27

  • Architects: LMN Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  64250 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

LMN Designs New Ocean Pavilion for the Seattle Aquarium

Design practice LMN Architects have unveiled new details of the design for the Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion. The $113 million project will include the 50,000-square-foot Pavilion sited adjacent to the existing Seattle Aquarium. The pavilion will link together the new Seattle Waterfront, downtown and the historic Pike Place Market.

Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion. Image Courtesy of LMN ArchitectsSeattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion. Image Courtesy of LMN ArchitectsSeattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion. Image Courtesy of LMN ArchitectsSeattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion. Image Courtesy of LMN Architects+ 6

Olson Kundig Imagines a Center for Human Composting in Seattle 

The international design firm Olson Kundig has designed a new sustainable option for after-death care. In fact, the architects created the world’s first facility for converting human remains into soil, a flagship building for Recompose in Seattle.

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Two Union Square Lobby / NBBJ

© Kevin Scott© Kevin Scott© Sean Airhart© Sean Airhart+ 12

  • Architects: NBBJ
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  86000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Terrazzo & Marble, Allermuir, Cumberland, Geiger, Holly Hunt, +5

This Place Office / Olson Kundig

© Rafael Soldi© Rafael Soldi© Rafael Soldi© Rafael Soldi+ 10

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4500 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Formica, Chicago Faucets, Interface, Kohler, +5