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    Behind This Seattle Office's Pursuit of LBC 4.0 Certification

    … benefits,” says Jones. With a successful case study, Mithun now has a competitive edge as it pursues clients seeking LBC certification—like developers eager for those density bonuses. When the time comes, Jones, who had previously worked on a living building tree house for the Boy Scouts, will be ready. “I could do the …

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    In Seattle, a 1960s Roadside Motel Gets a 21st-Century Update

    … books on architecture, urbanism, design, and sustainability. Projects3 Adaptive Reuse Projects Prioritize Flexibility for the FutureThe bigger challenge in preserving historically significant buildings isn’t in giving them a second life—it’s preparing them for later reincarnations.

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    Contrasting Contextual Design: Revitalizing Seattle’s Neighborhoods

    … seems that construction drawings have become increasingly detailed. How do you allow space for craft when drawings are more prescriptive? TK: We’re in a design-build relationship with Sellen Construction, which is interesting. It may be an evolving relationship between designers and builders in the future. In Switzerland, architects are expected to take …

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    Pacific Northwest Design: The Handcrafted, Pragmatic Approach of Seattle's Graypants

    … increasingly reliant on virtual interactions. This human-centered approach resonates in the present moment, as Graypants and Urbancase have much on the horizon. Building workstations for the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, releasing the celestial-inspired Chrona series of LED lights, and creating furniture for Airbnb’s San Francisco headquarters are keeping the studio …

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    Seattle’s SAAS Middle School Connects Students and Their Surroundings

    … at SAAS.” You may also enjoy “ANSYS Hall Weaves Advanced Technology into a Historic Campus” Would you like to comment on this article? Send your thoughts to: [email protected] Register here for Metropolis’s Think Tank Thursdays and hear what leading firms across North America are thinking and working on today.

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    In Seattle, the Sitka Is Raising the Bar for Environmental Design

    … illuminated by daylighting from the strategic placement of windows. As Runberg Architecture Group turns to future projects, the firm expects to continue improving on the practices developed for the Sitka. “The multifamily sector has this prescriptive methodology and proclivity to work within the same design,” Runberg says. “Just because the widget works doesn’t …

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    citizenM's Newest Location in Seattle Offers a Glimpse of the Post-COVID Hotel Experience

    … Workspaces” Would you like to comment on this article? Send your thoughts to: [email protected] Register here for Metropolis Webinars Connect with experts and design leaders on the most important conversations of the day.

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    Pacific Rim Calling: Seattle’s Asian Art Museum Gets a Revamp

    … reversible LED lightboxes conform to landmark guidelines while adequately illuminating the space. “We were able to renew the use of those skylights in a way that people can experience the building as originally envisioned without compromising on potential impact to the art,” said LMN partner Sam Miller. Courtesy Tim Griffith LMN also unveiled a …

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    Olson Kundig's Downtown Seattle Residential Tower is a Coy Addition to the Cityscape

    … the region’s lungs.) He points to Vancouver, whose recent condo boom begat an architectural style of tall, skinny glass towers on podiums, and is bullish that Seattle will follow suit. “Seattle is going to have its own style,” Smith says. “I always think of Seattle as the creative city—music, arts, businesses, we have …

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    NBBJ Reimagines a Piece of Seattle Infrastructure as a Sustainable Civic Landmark

    … But what’s unique about this project is the priorities overlap in ways that are interesting…and they create unique opportunities that you normally would not anticipate.” You may also enjoy “How Olson Kundig Renovated and Expanded Its Seattle Office.” Would you like to comment on this article? Send your thoughts to: [email protected]