November 18, 2004


2004 SURVEYS

Coughlin Porter Lundeen

Jones & Jones

Bola Architects

Emick Howard & Siebert

Penhallegon Associates Consulting Engineers

DKA

Weber + Thompson

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

MulvannyG2

Olson Sundberg
Kundig Allen


NBBJ

LMN Architects

ake Washington waterfront home
Photo by Eduardo Calderon
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen designed this Lake Washington waterfront home. To see what's going on at Olson Sundberg and other Northwest design firms, see the A&E Market Surveys.


Featured Stories

"A new Rx for emergency room design"
Increased visits are prompting changes for more visibility, flexibility and efficiencies in emergency department design.
By ROBERT LOBER
Mahlum Architects

"Peering into the future of urban supermarkets"
Design pros collaborate for conceptual stacked grocery store
By ANDREW MCCUNE and BLAINE BROWNELL,
NBBJ

"Commissioning squeezes the best out of buildings"
University of Washington uses commissioning agents to ensure buildings work as they were designed to.
By SUE WASSERMAN,
Heery International

"A past blast: building the road to St. Helens"
As the volcano roars to life again, engineers recall the challenges involved with rebuilding parts of the 48-mile Spirit Lake Memorial Highway.
By DAVID FINDLEY and BOB PLUM,
Golder Associates

"Designers beware of technology convergence"
Complicated buildings, such as those found in health care, should be designed to accommodate future technology.
By TOD MOORE,
Sparling

"Waterlogged walls? New system will tell you"
Water detection technology, borrowed from the cable industry, serves as an early warning system to head off mold problems.
By SHEILA BACON,
Special to the Journal

"Skinner Building gets a seismic skeleton"
Unico invests $11M to beef up historic building for earthquakes.
By TERRY STEPHENS,
Special to the Journal

"A/E firms look to plastic for growth"
Accepting credit cards can lead to more business.
By CHARLIE JOLIE,
Small Biz Advisor

"Ready to go national with your design firm?"
Here's how a medium-size Seattle firm did it
By JACK EMICK,
Emick Howard & Seibert

"Unique design brings Boeing workers together"
Placing engineers near the assembly action has created a collaborative environment.
By STEVEN P. PRICE,
Terra Property Analytics

"What owners need to know about seismic design"
Consider building beyond code to ensure business continuation after a big quake.
By MICHAEL W. LaNIER,
Berger/ABAM Engineers

"Opportunities abound in China for A/E firms"
China's insatiable thirst for all things Western includes buildings, but you must have the right connections to get those design jobs.
By MING ZHANG,
MulvannyG2

"How buildings can help 'reforest' a city"
Good sustainable site design should consider buildings as a means to provide environmental benefits.
By DREW A. GANGNES,
MKA

"Don't sacrifice green design to 'value engineering'"
Many sustainable design features rarely survive last-minute budget transfers.
By JIM GRIMM,
CDi Engineers

"A new tool for analyzing seismic hazards"
Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis is increasingly being used to estimate earthquake ground motions.
By SUSAN CHANG and ROBERT MITCHELL,
Special to the Journal

"Preparing the next design pioneers"
WSU's new Doctor of Design program lets architects interact outside the design field.
By NANCY BLOSSOM,
Interdisciplinary Design Institute

"Designers have lofty aspirations for housing"
Loft-style housing is catching on in other Northwest cities. Is Seattle next?
By BLAINE WEBER,
Weber + Thompson


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