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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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June 20, 2001

Design Perspectives: A case for political space

  • Folke Nyberg says he thinks the Seattle design process is too complex and inaccessible to citizens the projects are supposed to serve.
  • Folke Nyberg, who appeared with fellow professor emeritus Phil Thiel at an AIA Seattle event last month, wants the city to rebuild its political base before it takes on more mega projects.

    If Seattle is near gridlock and hardly recognizable to the people who have lived here for years, Nyberg and Thiel saw it coming. As academics and architects, they’ve been bucking trends for years, taking critical stands on the way the city is built and how architects approach their work.

    Folke Nyberg
    Folke Nyberg is interested in the intersection of architecture and public life.

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