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September 15, 2004

Design Detailings: Phil Jacobson product design exhibit at UW

The University of Washington's Department of Architecture will present an exhibition of product design by Phil Jacobson, a professor of architecture, urban design and planning. "A Realm of Design" is open from Monday to Oct. 29. A reception will be held Sept. 23.

Jacobson is an architect and educator but also designs jewelry, furniture and lighting fixtures. The photographic retrospective looks at designs and architectural projects. Jacobson taught in Tokyo, Copenhagen, Sydney and Stockholm.

Tour downtown homes Sept. 26

The Market Foundation of Seattle hosts a tour of downtown homes on Sept. 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. The self-guided walking tour features urban design, art and architecture of downtown apartment and condominium homes. To register, call (206) 774-5262 or visit http://www.pikeplacemarket.org. Cost is $20, tax deductible. Proceeds go to support low-income residents downtown.

Library reception in Magnolia Monday

The Seattle Public Library invites Magnolia area residents to meet architects being considered to design the Magnolia branch library renovation. A reception will be held Monday at the Magnolia branch, 2801 34th Ave. W., from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The $875,700 renovation could include expanding the 5,900-square-foot building by 1,800 square feet, upgrading technology services, equipment and ventilation, energy-efficient windows and new carpeting. Expansion will be funded through a special fund that is part of the Libraries for All bond measure.

Seventeen firms applied to design the renovation. Short-listed architects will show examples of their work at the reception. For more information call David Kunselman, library project manager, at (206) 386-4096.

Allied Arts hosts streetcar event

Allied Arts will host a discussion on a renewed streetcar system in Seattle. The forum will be held Friday, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 1041 Summit Ave. E. Panelists include Jan Drago of Seattle City Council, Jim Mueller of Vulcan, Dwight Pelz of the King County Council and Bert Gregory of Mithun Architects. A question and answer session will follow.

RSVP to (206) 624-0433 or wendyc@alliedarts-seattle.org. Suggested donations are $35 per person, or $20 for members.

Design award entries due

The Northern Pacific chapter of the International Interior Design Association seeks entries for its second annual INawards. Categories include products for interiors as well as commercial or home design projects. There are no restrictions on square footage.

Deadline for entries is Oct. 12. To download a form, visit http://www.iida-NorthernPacific.org. The event will be held Oct. 26 at the Triple Door, 216 Union St. For further information, contact Christine Key at (206) 223-5130 or ckey@nbbj.com.

Olympic gets LEEDs

Larry Cross, Laurie Dennis and Jessica Hickey of Olympic Associates Co. passed the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED accreditation exam.Seattle-based Olympic is an architecture, engineering and project management firm.

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