DESIGN IN DEPTH ARCHIVES

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DESIGN IN DEPTH ARCHIVES

North & South | Neighborhoods Matter | Greenwood

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Tuesday June 20, 6:30-8:00 PM
At MG2
1101 Second Avenue, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98101


Part 2 of North vs. South will focus on The Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.

What draws you to a neighborhood and what keeps you there? Lively downtown main streets that promote locally owned shops and restaurants close to public transit are key. Hear how design, community advocacy and other amenities keep these neighborhoods on the outskirts thriving.

Speakers:
Rob Fellows, President, Greenwood Community Council
Chris Maykut, Founder, Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe
Moderator:
Sally Knodell, Environmental Works
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North & South | Neighborhoods Matter | Columbia City

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Tuesday May 16, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


What draws you to a neighborhood and what keeps you there? Lively downtown main streets that promote locally owned shops and restaurants close to public transit are key. Hear how design, community advocacy and other amenities keep these neighborhoods on the outskirts thriving.

This program is part of the Community by Design: Mainstreets in a Changing America Exhibit

Speakers:
Amanda Keating, Principal, Weber Thompson
Steven Southerland, Principal, Johnson Southerland
Moderator:
Darryl Smith, Former Deputy Mayor
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PNW Materiality | Materials of the Future

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Tuesday April 18, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


We’ve come to know Seattle as an innovation hub in the digital information age, but where does Seattle rank as an innovator of building construction & material technology across the globe? How will technological advancements in 3D printing shape construction in the future? Will existing building techniques using concrete & steel be replaced with renewable methods using Cross Laminated Timber? Join us as we explore building case studies, both local and around the world, to understand the material and construction process advancements that are influencing the next generation of buildings.

Speakers:
Amir Lofti, Associate, CallisonRTKL
Setion Branko, Associate, Gensler
Moderator:
Jason Lear, Principal, Batt + Lear
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PNW Materiality | Building Technology of Seattle’s Past

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Tuesday March 21, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


Materiality, a part of our living environment that has been influencing our experience since the beginning of time. Just as the look and feel of a cave wall providing shelter shaped how a cave person may have felt in their living space, the materials used in built structures today, both inside and out, influence our encounters with the spaces we occupy. Come take a journey through history as we learn about materials in the PNW that truly give us a sense of time and space and how everything from technology to sustainability to our own personal tastes have influenced their evolution.

Speakers:
Larry Kreisman, Program Director at Historic Seattle
Anne Schopf FAIA, Partner, Director of Design, Mahlum
Moderator:
Jason Lear, Principal, Batt + Lear
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Live Work Play | Urban vs Suburban | Business campuses

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Tuesday February 21, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


Some of the world’s largest companies are headquartered in the Seattle area but the built environment in which they each reside are vastly different. This lecture will examine the impact on the communities surrounding these business campuses, its employees and the surrounding residents.

Speakers:
J. Mark Ludtka, Principal, DLR Group
Peter Krech, Graphite Design
Moderator:
Alan Hart, Via Architecture
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Live work play | Suburban vs Urban | Masterplans

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Tuesday January 17, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


As the city of Seattle grows and the urban landscape becomes denser, many residents are moving to surrounding suburbs. Although there are many lifestyle differences between these urban and suburban locations, their common desire to create communities where one can live, work and play is apparent in their built environments. From business campuses, city masterplans, housing developments to parks and mass transit; all reflect a philosophy of urban design that evolves based on physical and cultural proximity to major urban centers. Join us as we explore the broader contrasts and similarities between Seattle’s urban city and the surrounding suburb.
A city’s master plan is the urban planning blue print for the future of a city. This talk will take a look at how Seattle’s ‘master plan’ has transformed over many years and how its surrounding neighbors are shaping their own master plan.

Speakers:
Lyle Bicknell, City of Seattle
Miranda Redinger, City of Shoreline
Moderator:
Alan Hart, Via Architecture

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Making Change in Your Neighborhood | A program of the 2016 Seattle Design Festival

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Tuesday, Sep 20 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


Ever wonder how design decisions get made and how you can play a role in creating change in your community? Learn what it takes to build a park, playground or create a new shared space in your neighborhood! Join us for this interactive panel discussion that will offer practical tips and share case studies for planning and executing a design project in your neighborhood.

Panelists:
Lesley Bain, Framework
Eric Higbee, Pomegranate Center
Karen Selander, City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Lisa Rutzick, City of Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections
Rachael Brister, Capitol Hill Champion Steering Committee, President of Cal Anderson Park Association

Best Laid Plans | Urban Planning

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


Across time, Seattle has undergone many large-scale, city-redefining projects that have dramatically altered the look and feel of its natural and urban landscape. For every successfully completed project, however, there are countless more that never come to fruition. Join us for a look back at several grand, unrealized projects and a consideration of what our city may have looked like if they came to be.

Speakers:
Bob Donegan, Ivar’s
Chris Patano, Patano Studio Architecture
Elizabeth Umbanhowar

Moderated by Mark Hinshaw, Walker Macy

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Design That Moves You | Urban Transit

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


Multi-modal options for transportation help create cities that are vibrant, safe, healthy and accessible. How do designers and planners work within their communities to design sustainable transportation networks that help move people from point A to point B? Hear transportation leaders discuss the processes and technologies that help shape our urban mobility.

Speakers:
Andrew Glass Hastings, Seattle Mayor’s Office
Alan Hart, VIA Architecture
Elizabeth Kiker, Cascade Bicycle Club
Karen Kitsis, Sound Transit
Paul Roybal, King County Metro

Moderated by Lisa Quinn, Feet First

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Tools of the Trade | Design Technology

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


While the pencil and paper remain irreplaceable tools of the trade, advancements in technology continuously shape and reshape design industries. Which technologies have had the biggest impacts on the industry and how have they expanded the design process and building typologies? Join us for a discussion about the latest technologies and materials being used to shape our built environment today.

Speakers:
Brad Carmichael, JRS Engineering
Scott Crawford, LMN
Jeremy Reding, DLR Group

Moderated by Dan Anthony, NBBJ

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The New Regionalism | Northwest Design

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


In a region where design focuses on environmentalism and sustainability, how will our definition of regionalism evolve amid an influx of new ideas associated with Seattle’s growth? Which regional design concepts will remain the same and which design rules will evolve? Join us as we explore what it means to design within the context of changing rules, demographics, and definitions of home & life in the Pacific Northwest.

Speakers
Jaime Gillin, GRAY Magazine
Mary Johnston, Johnston Architects
Bradley Khouri, B9Architects
Ron Rochon, Miller Hull Partnership

Moderated by Michelle Lanker, Lanker Design

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Recycled Sites | Adaptive Reuse

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Impact Hub Seattle
220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104


Adaptive reuse of historic buildings allows structures to take on new life, with many successful examples becoming more sustainable, better utilized versions of their former selves. How do designers and developers work with tenants and communities to reimagine and preserve these buildings? Join us for a look at adaptive reuse projects in Seattle and their role within our ever-changing built environment.

Speakers:
Matt Aalfs, Weinstein A+U
Kji Kelly, Historic Seattle
Michael Sullivan, Artifacts, Inc.
Dan Say, Swenson Say Faget

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Rooted in Seattle | Global Design

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Photo: Nic Lehoux
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


Seattle is home to businesses reaching around the globe. Does one size fit all? Join us as representatives from Seattle’s global players and designers discuss how they use design to further their missions and brands in multi-national locales, and how the design of their Northwest headquarters communicates to the world.

Speakers:
Jonathan Chang, MG2
Sarah Holstedt, CallisonRTKL
Mark Mappala, Teague

Moderated by Bill Sleeth, Starbucks

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Building A Narrative

Presented on February 12, Town Hall
In literature, the backdrop of a story can oftentimes emerge to be as developed as a main character, revealing emotive qualities of a place that help transport the reader. Many writers living in Seattle feel compelled to reference their surroundings either as a source of inspiration or the setting for a story. In this lecture, speakers discuss how Seattle’s built and natural environment influences writers, their stories, and vice versa.

Capitol Hill

Presented on April 8, Broadway Performance Hall
Capitol Hill prides itself on proximity to downtown while boasting a mix of uses almost absent from the neighboring business district. New mixed-use projects compete with the architectural soul of the neighborhood, rooted in structures of the old ‘autorow’ and historic housing stock. Can this welcome density and diversity be integrated into the neighborhood without losing its architectural character?

SOUTH LAKE UNION

Presented on May 13, 415 Westlake
Hear about the past, present and future of this evolving neighborhood. Find out if this neighborhood transformation is turning out as planned, and how developers, residents and community partners envision the next phase will alter the future of this emerging community.

POCKET PARKS: SPACES BETWEEN PLACES

Presented at Town Hall on November 13, 2012
Pocket parks pop up all over cities because they regenerate surrounding communities. Come hear the stories of small urban parks and the design process behind them with Nancy Rottle, professor of landscape architecture, University of Washington; Charles Anderson, Cooper Hewitt National Design Award nominee and Olympic Sculpture Park landscape designer; as well as Keith McPeters from the internationally-recognized Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, whose work includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus and Seattle Civic Center Master Plan.

DESIGNING BIG IN SMALL PLACES

Presented at Town Hall on January 8, 2013
This is fast becoming the era of smaller, more compact residences. Whether a small house or a houseboat, these spaces present a unique set of design challenges. Our panel explores the design, the related property development considerations, and what it takes to live in one of these modest spaces.

CO-HOUSING: RECREATING THE VILLAGE

Presented at Town Hall on September 11, 2012
Access an audio file of the conversation here.

What does quality of life mean? Having neighbors who know and help one another? Maybe even sharing meals and working together to live lighter? That’s the concept of co-housing, a way of life designed to encourage social interaction and investment in the greater good, as well as serve as a model for sustainable urban communities. Co-housing is an alternative to the single-family suburban home from the perspectives of the architect, the developer, and the resident of co-housing communities. The panel includes Grace Kim, Schemata Workshop; Jen Witsoe, resident of Winslow CoHousing; Michele Domash, Puget Ridge Cohousing; and Eli Spevek of Orange Splot in Portland.

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Greatest Hits Tour: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | August 18, 2017 | Seattle Architecture

Don't miss out: tomorrow at 10am is our Greatest Hits Tour! Come see Seattle architectural icons like the Central Library and City Hall.
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What is the 'Seattle style' in architecture?

What distinguishes Seattle architecture from that of other cities? Read all about it here: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/What-makes-up-Seattle-s-architectural-style-11718874.php

Though the conditions, style and growth rate may have changed Seattle, the city's version of "Northwest Style" has remained consistent. So what are the fundamentals of the Seattle style?

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Take a peek at our mid-August newsletter. Our newsletters are the best way to find out what's new at SAF.

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Architecture 101 Tour: Windows on Seattle's Style Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | August 17, 2017 | Seattle Architecture

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High Ambitions Tour: Concrete, Steel, Glass, and Egos Tickets | Smith Tower | Seattle, WA | August 13, 2017 | Seattle Architecture

As the smoke clears out, the weather is looking better! Take this opportunity to check out one of our tours. Tomorrow don't miss:

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Got family or friends in town? On Saturday, come join us on our Greatest Hits Tour! It's a great way to show them the city and its beautiful architecture.
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