Photo by Aaron Leitz
These townhouses in Seattle’s Alki neighborhood were designed to participate in the vibrancy of the area.
"What makes those young engineers tick?" Three new hires at CDi Engineers discuss what attracted them to the industry and what potential employers should offer.
By DEBBIE HERNANDEZ
"Smart designs squeeze more from less space" Reworking your office space can save money, boost employee performance and attract more young workers.
By ANDREA VANECKO and ANTHONY DESNICK
"How energy rebates can put more green in your pocket"
Utilities are now seeking proactive team involvement in a building’s system selection process.
By NATHAN MILLER
"Changes coming in 2009 for concrete structures"
Recent updates to ACI 318 include new durability specifications, changes in seismic design, allowances for stronger rebar, and new standards for connectors.
By CARY KOPCZYNSKI
Cary Kopczynski & Co.
"Does your LEED building measure up?"
Once a LEED building is finished, things such as electricity and water usage must be monitored to verify expected performance levels.
By AMANDA STURGEON
Perkins + Will
"Local architects break out of the box"
A dozen firms are using innovative modeling, unique project delivery and cutting-edge design to wean Seattle off the Northwest regionalism mold.
By DAVID SPIKER
"How much of your design do you really own?"
The AIA and AGC suggest that the project team should establish procedures for sharing drawings and plans to control access to the documents.
By JOAQUIN HERNANDEZ
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
"Town centers are a new catalyst for small cities"
The U.S. is reaching the end of a chapter ruled by cars, cheap energy and wasteful land-use patterns.
By DAN BERTOLET
"Bringing sustainability to the electrical industry"
Sparling is rewriting its specifications for electrical materials to reflect its sustainable design philosophy.
By TROY W. THRUN
"Boost productivity with collaboration spaces"
Owners and architects need to rethink how employees work within their space.
By SEAN HUANG
"Good design will solve the townhouse dilemma"
Seattle has proposed making the design review process a part of all townhouse development in the city. It could also promote good design by holding design competitions, having an on-call pool of professional reviewers and creating more flexible zonin
By RAY JOHNSTON
"AEC industry waits for the other shoe to drop"
The underlying economic fundamentals in our region remain strong because people still want to move here, live here, work here and raise families here.
By BRAD HINTHORNE
Ruffcorn Mott Hinthorne Stine
"Are we ready for hyper-efficient biologitecture?"
In the future, buildings may use biology as a model to function more like a living organism.
By JOSHUA BREVOORT and LISA CHUN
zero plus Architects
"Using computers to preserve Mother Nature"
Software that documents ecosystem service credits helps prioritize today’s projects while setting the stage for a future marketplace to trade the credits.
By DAMON HESS
A&E Perspectives 2008 team
Section editor: Benjamin Minnick
Section design: Jeffrey Miller
Web design: Lisa Lannigan
Advertising: Matt Brown
Surveys: Shawna Gamache, Jon Silver,
Margie Slovan, Katie Zemtseff, Lynn Porter
Aspect Consulting (www.aspectconsulting.com)
Associated Builders and
Contractors of Western Washington (www.abcwestwa.org)
Baylis Architects (www.baylisarchitects.com)
BCE Engineers (www.bceengineers.com)
CADD Northwest (www.caddnw.com)
Cary Kopczynski & Company (www.ckcps.com)
Cdi Engineers (www.cdiengineers.com)
Coughlin Porter Lundeen (www.cplinc.com)
David Evans and Associates Inc. (www.deainc.com)
Degenkolb Engineers (www.degenkolb.com)
ESA Adolfson (www.esassoc.com)
Golder Associates Inc. (www.golder.com)
Hutteball and Oremus (www.hoarch.com)
Jacobs Associates (www.jacobssf.com)
Notkin Mechanical Engineers (www.notkin.com)
PCS Structural Solutions (www.pcs-structural.com)
Quantum Consulting Engineers (www.quantumce.com)
Shannon & Wilson, Inc. (www.shannonwilson.com)
The Berger Partnership, PS (www.bergerpartnership.com)
University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (www.umci.com)
Wood Harbinger (www.woodharbinger.com)
ZZA - Terracon (www.terracon.com)
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