The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
is proud to present Design 95.
This special publication features stories about the firms, projects and trends making news
in Northwest architecture and engineering.
- KEY ARENA: RECYCLING ON A GRAND SCALE
Despite the need for new sports facilities, no one had proposed playing basketball in any of the existing 19 economically obsolete NBA/NHL arenas built during the Sixties and Seventies -- until Seattle did.
- DESIGNERS IN UNIQUE POSITION TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT
Minimizing environmental costs and maximizing economic benefits are the keys to sustainable development.
- RETIREMENT HOUSING: DESIGN FOR A MOVING TARGET
Designing retirement homes that address the needs of all elderly is challenging. Mark Simpson of Bumgardner shows us how to chase a moving target.
- DESIGNERS FIGURE OUT HOW TO SELL DENSITY
While some have been angered by the effects of GMA on individual developments and property rights, the arguments for controlled distribution of population growth have never been more valid. Thomas Frye tells us why.
- PUBLIC SKITTISH ABOUT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PROJECTS
Regional Transportation Plan. Seattle Commons. Baseball Stadium. In the past year, King County voters have been faced with big decisions about the future of the region. All across the state, a debate has been sparked leading citizens to question the relationship between themselves and their government.
- DESIGNERS LOOK FOR WAYS TO REDUCE NOISE
Architects, acoustical engineers and transportation planners are searching for creative ways to eliminate or greatly reduce noise levels. The challenge lies in attaining desired sound levels while simultaneously maintaining or enhancing the visual environment.
- ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL TESTS DESIGN TEAMS
Jay Taylor explains why national retailers are betting that Seattle will be the nation's next retail hub.
- RETAIL DESIGN TODAY SPORTS AN ENTIRELY NEW LOOK
After several years of relative inactivity, an explosion of retail development and construction has occurred both nationally and throughout the Northwest. What may not be so obvious is that present day retail site planning and design is vastly different than it was 10 or even five years ago.
- BOOK PUBLISHERS REDISCOVER RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
Peter Miller tells us why architectural books may be coming out of a slump with three new offerings.
- IS THE COMPUTER MIGHTIER THAN THE BRUSH?
"Our toys are mice, RAM chips and processors, but they are as fine and finicky as watercolor."
- LABS NEED SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO BUMP INTO EACH OTHER
An ultra-modern cancer research facility seems an unlikely setting to glorify the value of informal conversation. But to architectural designer Robert Frasca, there are few places in the world where informal interaction is more important.
- EXPERIENCE MUSIC SHOWS MUSEUM EVOLUTION
The mission of the museum has shifted, from collecting, preserving, and protecting, to educating and entertaining the public -- with the line between these two functions often blurred.
- THE 1995 DJC A/E COMPANY SURVEY
The Journal surveyed 18 firms for their thoughts on design in 1995. Here's what they said.
- YACHT BUYERS WEAR PATH TO JACK SARIN'S DOOR
At any given time, about 10 Sarin yachts are under construction at boatyards around the world.
- YACHTS: BUILDING THE BIG ONES
Tacoma boatyard Eagle Yachts show us how they build one of those floating palaces for the rich and famous.
- YACHT INTERIORS WANT TO MAKE YOU SAY WOW
They've always been popular in exotic ports such as Monaco, Palm Beach, and St. John. They are mega-yachts and a growing number of them are finding their way to the Pacific Northwest.
- SCHOOLS: FACTORY IS OUT, LEARNING CENTER IS IN
Future schools will be open to all ages and all hours and feature no classrooms. A walk through a "21st century school."
- ON LINE SERVICES SHRINK THE GLOBE FOR CALLISON
With Callison's new site on the internet, distance is a "non-thing."
- A REVOLUTION IN CHAIR, WORK STATION DESIGN
For many of us, the office chair is literally a home away from home. And , like nearly everything else in the office today, the chair has caught ergonomic fever.