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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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June 19, 2019

Design Perspectives: Seattle Design Commission at 50: A design town gets its due

For 50 years, the Seattle Design Commission has been here to support bold ideas and look out for the public interest, all at the same time. All in the open. It's a little unlikely, but it works for us.

The list of iconic places the SDC has helped along includes Gas Works Park (opened 1975), Freeway Park (1976), Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (1990), Seattle City Hall (2003), Central Library (2004), the Olympic Sculpture Park (2007) and the Denny Substation near South Lake Union (2019). These are projects that put Seattle on the map as a design town, garnering multiple awards and international attention.

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