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June 22, 2016

Olson Kundig starts residency program

Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig has launched the Creative Exchange Residency Program, which gives the recipient a $10,000 grant and the opportunity to collaborate with the firm.

The program is open to people in a variety of disciplines. This year's resident will spend two to four weeks at Olson Kundig's office.

Applications are due Aug. 1 and the winner will be announced Aug. 16. Go to http://tiny.cc/130acy to apply.

Schreiber Starling changes its name

Seattle-based Schreiber Starling & Lane Architects changed its name to Schreiber Starling Whitehead Architects.

The firm was founded in 1987 by Keith Schreiber and Phillip Lane. It provides planning and design, focusing on public projects, particularly higher education.

The name change recognizes Lane's 2010 retirement and principal Ross Whitehead's leadership role. Previously, Whitehead helped lead the “Fremont Troll” design team.

The firm is working on projects for Central Washington University, Seattle Central College and Whatcom Community College.

Kjell Anderson is AIA Young Architect


Kjell Anderson won the 2016 Young Architect Award from the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his leadership and contributions to the profession.

The program is open to architects licensed fewer than 10 years.

Anderson is an architect and sustainability coordinator at LMN Architects, the firm said in a press release. He was on the AIA WA council board as the political director from AIA Seattle, co-chaired the AIA national energy education working group, and is in the AIA national energy leadership group.

The Washington State University graduate has spoken at the AIA national convention, Greenbuild and the AIA+2030 Online Series, and created an online series on Building Simulation with BuildingGreen.com. He also wrote the book “Design Energy Simulation for Architects.”

Maul Foster moves office in Seattle



Environmental consulting firm Maul Foster & Alongi relocated to a larger 3,500-square-foot space in Seattle at 2815 Second Ave., Suite 540.

Jim Darling, vice president/principal planner, moved from MFA in Bellingham to Seattle and Michael Stringer was promoted to operations director in Seattle.

Darling has done property and facility development, site remediation, environmental policy analysis and organizational development. Prior to joining MFA, he managed local municipal and port agencies.

Stringer is a senior planner who helps communities redevelop challenging properties. He has guided cleanup and planning for brownfields, managed land use master plans and done environmental permitting for waterfront projects.

AIA Seattle's new directors named

AIA Seattle announced its board of directors for the term beginning Sept. 1.

The board is Sidney Scarboro, president-elect; Dan Miles, treasurer; Peggy Heim, advocate director; J. Irons, Marisa Hagney, Rick Mohler and Myer Harrell, directors; and Charlie Hafenbrack and Guy Michaelson, affiliate directors.

Pioneer Square board openings

The city of Seattle is seeking an attorney and Pioneer Square retail business owner for that neighborhood's preservation board.

The board reviews facade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Department of Neighborhoods for properties in the Pioneer Square Preservation District.

Send a letter of interest and resume by July 8 to genna.nashem@seattle.gov or to Genna Nashem, Pioneer Square Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649. Nashem is at (206) 684-0227.

SAF offers tour of Mount Baker

Seattle Architecture Foundation will offer a tour of Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood at 10 a.m. July 9.

The Seattle neighborhood has a number of domestic architectural styles. The tour will look at the architects, residents and natural beauty that have shaped Mount Baker.

Stops include an Ellsworth Storey house and other upscale residences. Meet at Mount Baker Community Club at 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S.

Cost is $15. Register at tiny.cc/2crmay/.

June 15, 2016

Big projects that never got built

Seattle Architecture Foundation will hold a program on Seattle's grand, unrealized projects at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at Impact Hub Seattle, 220 Second Ave. S.

Seattle has seen many large projects that have dramatically altered the landscape, but many that were proposed have never came to fruition. This program will explore what the city may have looked like had some of those been built.

Speakers are Bob Donegan of Ivar's, Christopher Patano of Patano Studio Architecture and Elizabeth Umbanhowar of the University of Washington. Mark Hinshaw of Walker Macy is the moderator.

The program is part of SAF's 2016 Design In Depth Series on Innovations in Architecture.

Tickets are $15 at tiny.cc/yi1d9x/.

BDA event: tech makes cities better

Bellevue Downtown Association will hold a program on how technology advances are making cities stronger, safer, healthier and more accessible, starting at 7:30 a.m. June 28 at Meydenbauer Center.

Speakers are Kathryn Willson of Microsoft CityNext, Emma Johnson from the city of Bellevue and Clint Stewart of Puget Sound Energy.

Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Register at tiny.cc/y59wby/.

SMPS event on diversity rules

On June 28 leaders from some large state agencies will explain how upcoming changes to diversity and social equity policies will impact contracting and project delivery methods.

The Society for Marketing Professional Services Seattle chapter is sponsoring the event, which starts at 7:30 a.m. at Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.

Panelists are Chris Liu of the Department of Enterprise Services, Jim Evans of the University of Washington, Sandy Hanks of King County and Brenda Nnambi of Sound Transit. Regina Glenn of Pacific Communications Consultants is the moderator.

Tickets are $55 for members, $65 for member firms, and $75 for non-members, or $10 less before June 22. Register at tiny.cc/4wh1by/.

AIA event focuses on travel programs

AIA Seattle will hold a free program on lessons learned from architectural travel programs at 5:30 p.m. June 28 at 1010 Western Ave.

This is the first event organized by the Seattle International Architects Forum, a new AIA Seattle committee.

Panelists are Yang Liu of SRG Partnership, Garrett Reynolds of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Marcus Roman of NBBJ.

R.S.V.P. at tiny.cc/p45zby/.

‘Meet the chiefs' set for June 21

Local leaders from Department of Defense agencies and Homeland Security will talk about their agencies and upcoming work from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m June 21 at Red Lion Bellevue.

The 2016 “Meet the Chiefs” event is co-sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies Washington and the Society of American Military Engineers Seattle Post.

Speakers include U.S. Sen. Patty Murray; Colonels Jose Aguilar and John Buck, and LTC Timothy Vail of the Army Corps of Engineers; Capt. Mark Geronime of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command NW; Francis Brito of the Coast Guard; LTC Adam Iwaszuk of Washington National Guard; and Lt. Col John McKinley of the Air National Guard.

Cost is $105 for members, and $200 for non-members. Register at tiny.cc/b7o1by/.

Golf tournament June 24 in Lacey

The 21st Annual AIA Southwest Golf Tournament is June 24 at the Links Course at Hawks Prairie in Lacey.

Cost is $100, and includes a barbecue dinner, awards and prizes. Register at tiny.cc/kgn1by or by calling (253) 627-4006.

Tour UW campus June 25 with SAF

Seattle Architecture Foundation will offer a tour of the University of Washington campus at 11:30 a.m. June 25.

The two-hour tour will look at the university's first 150 years. The UW's 16th president, Henry Suzzallo, called on the state to create a “university of a thousand years.”

Gothic, Renaissance and Beaux Arts buildings are part of the tour, as well as quads and gardens.

It begins at the War Memorial flagpole on Memorial Way Northeast, between Parrington and Kane halls.

Cost is $15. Register at tiny.cc/znnhay/.

June 8, 2016

SMPS honors Reign winners

The Seattle chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services announced the winners of the 2016 Reign Awards for marketing efforts and marketing professionals.

Winners include GLY Construction, best one-time marketing piece; Weber Thompson, best marketing collateral; Swenson Say Faget, best website; Cochran Electric, best brand experience; Sellen Construction, best marketing campaign; Glosten, small business award; Olson Kundig, judge's choice; Madison Dreiger of Osborn Consulting, rising star award; and Erin Hatch of Weber Thompson, president's award.

AIA class explores new technology

AIA Seattle will offer a program titled “Building Technologies Essentials with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff” from noon to 1 p.m. June 17 at 1010 Western Ave. in Seattle.

Attendees will get a better understanding of building technology systems and their impact on project teams.

Cost is $10 for members and $40 for non-members, and includes lunch. Register at tiny.cc/6a5bay/.

Tour 911 center with the AIA

AIA Seattle will offer a tour of King County's Kent Pullen Regional Communications and Emergency Coordination Center at 3:30 p.m. June 22 at 3511 N.E. Second St. in Renton.

The disaster preparedness and response committee of AIA Seattle organized the tour of the facility, which is designed to remain in operation during disaster recovery. It houses the Sheriff's 911 Center and Office of Emergency Management, including the Emergency Operations Center.

It was completed in 2003, and was designed by Hewitt with Ross Drulis Cusenbery Architecture.

Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Register at tiny.cc/ncszby/.

Makers wins $15M Navy contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Makers Architecture and Urban Design in Seattle a maximum-amount $15 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architecture and engineering contract for up to five years. It covers projects primarily in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest area, which includes Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and Naval Station Everett.

It entails facilities planning, area development plans, land use compatibility and encroachment studies, and asset evaluations. Makers is a women-owned business that provides planning and urban design services.

DEA celebrates 40th anniversary

David Evans and Associates is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The consulting firm started in Portland, and now has over 1,000 people in eight states and 23 offices. The firm has generated more than $2.5 billion in revenue over 40 years, it said in a press release.

DEA provides design services for transportation, water, land, environmental, energy and marine infrastructure systems.

Washington work has included Tucannon River Wind Farm in Columbia County and Bellevue Towers.

Class looks at biophlic design

AIA Seattle will hold a design class on biophlic heating, cooling and ventilation at 5 p.m. June 15 at 1010 Western Ave. in Seattle.

AEI Engineering will teach the class.

Cost is $10 to $40. Register at tiny.cc/3l4fby/.

Pioneer Square tour June 23

Seattle Architecture Foundation is offering a tour at 10 a.m. June 23 called “Pioneer Square: Wilderness to Metropolis.”

The tour begins at Bar Sajor at 323 Occidental Ave. S. Participants will learn about the neighborhood and its rebirths, including its recent evolution as home to a new crop of chefs, entrepreneurs, techies, developers and community groups. Cost is $15. Register at tiny.cc/bcnhay/.

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