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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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December 24, 2003

Design Perspectives: A look at the Design Commission's first 35 years

  • The discretionary power of the Seattle Design Commission is almost unprecedented in American cities. So how is it working?
    Special to the Journal

    As activists and citizens, Seattle architects have always targeted city officials as would-be partners in city building, and vice versa.

    But because even the best architects are also hunting for design contracts, city officials are naturally wary of their influence and skeptical of their motives.

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