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The Douglas student apartments at Seattle University has a rain garden and courtyard that will connect to a future woonerf and pocket park.
"McGuire misfortune spurs building code changes"
New specifications address post-tensioning cable in concrete towers.
By SHEILA BACON CAIN
Special to the Journal
"Economy has A/E firms tightening their belts"
Many firms have re-evaluated their fees; many have lowered them.
By CHRISTINA ZWEIG
"Architects become ‘master of ceremonies’"
Today’s AE firms are partnering with clients and bringing multiple, sometimes unconventional, players to the table.
By TODD WOLF
"Mapping a future for tidal energy"
Snohomish PUD is studying an underwater site at Admiralty Inlet to build tidal generators.
By DAVE FINDLEY and DICK SYLWESTER
"Is your LEED project a green hornet’s nest?"
The advent of green building has brought extensive professional liability risk with it.
By MEGHAN A. DOURIS
Oles Morrison Rinker Baker
"Carbon-fiber arches raise the bar for bridge design"
The underpinnings for Bridge-in-a-Backpack spans are composite tubes filled with concrete that are long lasting and corrosion resistant.
By BARRY L. RAEBURN
"Many older buildings not ready for the big one"
Seattle has 1,000 unreinforced masonry buildings and 156 old high-rises that are vulnerable to earthquakes.
By STANTON PHILLIP BECK
"Modern work spaces bring out the best in employees"
Work spaces are being reconfigured to foster idea processing and delivery, as well as a company’s culture and mission.
By ANDREA VANECKOG
"Tudor Gothic facade hides modern interior of UPS Hall"
The building was arranged in four bars to reduce its scale and help it fit in with the older, smaller buildings on campus.
By RAY CALABRO and MATT WITTMAN
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
"Seattle U apartment spawns woonerf, pocket park"
While designing new student housing, Hewitt found an opportunity to turn East James Court into a woonerf and a vacant lot into a pocket park.
By MATTHEW PORTEOUS
and JAKE WOLAND
A&E Perspectives 2011 team
Section editor: Benjamin Minnick
Section design: Jeffrey Miller
Web design: Lisa Lannigan
Advertising: Matt Brown
Surveys: Lynn Porter, Jon Silver,
Katie Zemtseff and Marc Stiles
Aspect Consulting, LLC (www.aspectconsulting.com)
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (www.abcwestwa.org)
Baylis Architects (www.baylis.com)
Cadd Northwest, Inc. (www.caddnw.com)
Coffman Engineers (www.coffman.com)
Coughlin Porter Lundeen (www.cplinc.com)
Golder Associates (www.golder.com)
Landau Associates, Inc. (www.landauinc.com)
Millionair Club Charity (www.millionairclub.org)
Quantum Consulting Engineers (www.quantumce.com)
Shannon & Wilson, Inc. (www.shannonwilson.com)
Society of Marketing Professional Services Seattle (www.smpsseattle.org)
University Mechanical Contractors (www.umci.com)
Weber Thompson (www.weberthompson.com)
Wood Harbinger (www.woodharbinger.com)
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