Photo courtesy of the Miller Hull Partnership
The Technology Access Foundation held a community grand opening this week for its new headquarters in Lakewood Park, which is in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle.
TAF building is a calm respite among the trees
The project was built within a public park and contains salvaged materials such as fan belts, reclaimed wood and decorative glass from Metro bus stops.
By CAROLINE KREISER
The Miller Hull Partnership
Consulting engineers change the playbook as prime consultants
One of the great strengths of consulting engineers is their ability to focus on their role, and not be distracted by meetings, politics, changes, schedules and personalities.
By SCOTT MOHR
How strong is your building’s public safety radio signal?
Recently adopted code dictates that building owners are responsible for code compliance, including radio coverage for emergency personnel.
By ANDY RUSCHAK
Retailers mix it up; architects adjust
Architects are changing their designs to accommodate new products and services being added by retailers.
By BRIAN FLEENER
Early flood warning gets a boost from technology
The Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority is using rainfall, temperature and river monitoring stations linked by satellite to help predict flooding.
By DAVID C. CURTIS
Sustainable living doesn’t have to be expensive
Architects designing multifamily projects need to balance economic, social and environmental interests.
By BRIAN RUNBERG
Runberg Architecture Grou
Seattle’s climate puts a chill into data centers
Internap reduced HVAC power consumption by 40 percent by using outside air to cool IT equipment inside its Seattle-area data center.
By RANDY ORTIZ
Economic downturn doesn’t slow sustainability
As the economy improves around the globe, we will see even more innovation and improvement in sustainable design.
By JIM KLEPPE
Architects get creative to meet green expectations
Building owners are looking for designs that improve efficiency, add a sense of place, reduce environmental impacts and pencil out.
By JOSH CHAITIN
The Fearey Group
A&E Perspectives 2012 team
Section editor: Benjamin Minnick
Section design: Jeffrey Miller
Web design: Lisa Lannigan
Advertising: Matt Brown
Surveys: Lynn Porter • Jon Silver • Sam Bennett
Aspect Consulting (www.aspectconsulting.com)
Baylis Architects (www.baylisarchitects.com)
Cadd Northwest, Inc. (www.caddnw.com)
Canyon River Ranch (www.canyonriverranch.net)
Coffman Engineers (www.coffman.com)
ESA Adolfson (www.esassoc.com)
Fossatti Pawlak (www.fosatti.com)
Gray Lumber Company (www.graylumber.com)
Helix Design Group (www.helixdesigngroup.net)
Integrus Architecture (www.integrusarch.com)
Reds Fly Shop (www.redsflyshop.com)
Shannon and Wilson (www.shannonwilson.com)
University Mechanical Contractors (www.umci.com)
Weber Thompson (www.weberthompson.com)
Wood Harbinger (www.woodharbinger.com)
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