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Oct. 22, 2009


2009 SURVEYS

SkB Architects

CorsoStaicoff

MRP Engineering

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Interface Engineering

PCS Structural Solutions

LMN
Photo by David Phelps
CorsoStaicoff, which opened a Seattle office this year, designed the renovation of Tacomaís Hotel Murano.

Featured Stories

"Green Building Council faces critical forest decision"
Some argue there isnít an adequate supply of FSC wood; thatís not the case in the Northwest.
By DENISE PRANGER
Northwest Natural Resource Group

"Skyrocket your chances of winning contracts"
To stand out from the competition, be remembered for the right reasons.
By VANNA NOVAK
Speak to Persuade

"Does your building measure up, energy wise?"
The amount of energy a building uses depends on its envelope, energy systems and the end users.
By MICHELLE ROSENBERGER
and NANCY HENDERSON
ArchEcology



"Knowing when to build and when to remodel"
Owners should have their architects and contractors assist them to determine the feasibility of building new versus remodeling.
By MEREDITH EVERIST
Baylis Architects


"Ballard QFC requires unique structural solution"
The project is using a hybrid modular frame building system that supports seven stories of apartments while allowing an open layout for the grocery store below.
BLAZE BRESKO
Swenson Say Faget



"How wayfinding signs can enhance your brand"
A well-planned signage and wayfinding system not only helps visitors navigate a complex space, it also enhances the overall brand image and experience of that environment.
By ROBIN PERKINS
Selbert Perkins Design





"Architects step up to help developers"
Designers are increasingly handling development aspects, such as real estate planning and brand strategy.
By STAN LAEGREID
and YVES MIZRAHI
Callison



"Dutch architects reinvent modular construction"
Modular buildings in the Netherlands are becoming seamless and sophisticated in design.
By DAVID WALSH
Mithun



"European contest spurs new ideas in sustainable design"
The Low2No competition in Finland challenged competitors to design a prototype mixed-use facility that has little or no carbon impact in its development.
By DREW A. GANGNES
Magnusson Klemencic Associates



"A welcoming new home for ACRS"
With its multi-cultural design, the new headquarters honors community and environment.
By CHET WING
DKA Architects



"Can the Toyota design approach help make great places?"
By using set-based design, projects in the built environment can be fully investigated as opposed to following the central idea-scheme-based process common today.
By PETER G. ANDERSON
VOA Associates







A&E Perspectives 2009 team

Section editor: Benjamin Minnick

Section design: Jeffrey Miller

Web design: Lisa Lannigan

Advertising: Matt Brown

Surveys: Marc Stiles, Katie Zemtseff,
Jon Silver, Lynn Porter





2009 Advertisers

Alliance Flooring Services (www.allianceflooring.com)

Aspect Consulting (www.aspectconsulting.com)

Associated Builders and Contractors (www.abcwestwa.org)

Baylis Architects (www.baylisarchitects.com)

BCE Engineers (www.bceengineers.com)

CADD Northwest (www.caddnw.com)

Cary Kopczynski & Company (www.ckcps.com)

Coughlin Porter Lundeen (www.cplinc.com)

GLY (www.gly.com)

Golder Associates Inc. (www.golder.com)

Holaday-Parks, Inc. (holadayparks.com)

Jacobs Associates (www.jacobssf.com)

Masonry Institute of Washington (www.masonryinstitute.com)

Parker Smith Feek (www.psfinc.com)

PLS, Inc. - Professional Land Surveyors (benp@plsincsurvey.com)

PCS Structural Solutions (www.pcs-structural.com)

Quantum Consulting Engineers (www.quantumce.com)

Shannon & Wilson, Inc. (www.shannonwilson.com)

SMACNA (www.smacnaww.org)

Terracon (www.terracon.com)

University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (www.umci.com)

Wood Harbinger (www.woodharbinger.com)




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