June 4, 2003

Design Detailings: Schacht/Aslani to show library design

Douglass-Truth Branch
Schacht/Aslani designed the $4.8 million expansion of the Douglass-Truth Branch library.

Schacht/Aslani Architects' design for the expansion of the Douglass-Truth Branch of the Seattle Public Library will be on display from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way.

Frank Coulter, library project manager, and designers from Schacht/Aslani will be there to explain the design. Plans call for the expanded branch to be 16,493 square feet. The 8,008-square-foot Douglass-Truth Branch opened in 1914. Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board voted in November 2001 to designate the branch as a landmark building.

The $4.8 million expansion project will feature an updated collection of books and materials, more room and better accessibility for the African-American Collection, a new children’s area, more seating and computers, larger and more efficient staff work areas, and upgraded electrical, mechanical and ventilation systems. For more information, contact Coulter at (206) 615-1621, or frank.coulter@spl.org.

Affordable housing lecture Thursday

Architects Respond: Lectures on Design Community and Affordable Housing presents Johnpaul Jones of Jones & Jones on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held at Bainbridge Island Playhouse -- a short walk from the Bainbridge ferry terminal. The lecture is sponsored by Housing Resources Board. For more information call (206) 842-1909.

Catch Steve Holl speech on the Web

If you missed Steven Holl's sold-out presentation at Benaroya Hall on May 8, a streaming audio version of his lecture is available on the Praxis Web site: http://www.caup.washington.edu/praxis/sholl.html.

Spokane talk on attracting clients

The June program and luncheon meeting of Marketing Associates of Spokane will be presented by Jolene Barrington of Fruci and Associates. Barrington will discuss three ways to get your foot in the door with potential clients, to introduce a new service, enter a new geographical area or differentiate yourself from competitors.

The meeting be held at noon Thursday, June 12, at Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St., Spokane. The cost is $15 for MAS members and $25 for non-members. Reservation deadline is Monday. For information or to make a reservation, contact MAS Vice President David Dowers at (509) 536-3853 or see the MAS Web site at http://www.maspokane.org.

SU students show engineering ideas

On Friday, teams of seniors in Seattle University's School of Science and Engineering will demonstrate projects in partnership with local corporations and agencies, including Boeing, Kenworth, Microsoft and the city of Seattle.

Projects include the Fremont Bridge north approach span replacement. Students produced a structural design for a new concrete bridge to replace the existing north approach spans of Seattle's Fremont Bridge. The team worked with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas.

Another project is dual purpose aero panels. The team worked with the Kenworth Truck Co. to develop a cab extender system called Dual Purpose Aero Panels. The DPAP system automatically closes the gap between the tractor and trailer at highway speeds to reduce drag and reconfigures itself to assist during high speed braking.

The event will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Center, at 12th and Cherry.