Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sarah Oberklaid

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Sarah is an urban planner and artist from Melbourne Australia, currently living in Seattle. She has contributed to diverse long-term projects addressing housing, transportation, community facilities, heritage and public spaces with extensive consultation with communities and other stakeholders. Her articles for The Urbanist focus on her passion for the design of sustainable, inviting and inclusive places, drawing on her research and experiences around the world.
Yolanda Ho works in the Public Space Management Program in the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Street Use Division. She helps to develop new, creative ideas for the use and activation of Seattle's streets and sidewalks, ensuring that these are simultaneously vibrant, safe and accessible places. As part of...
Marisa Hagney works with communities around the world as part of her role as Living Community Challenge Manager at the International Living Future Institute. She is also Co-Chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle's Urban Design Forum and is one of the AIA Seattle's Board of Directors. Marisa shares insight into her...
With over 20 years experience, Christine Scharrer leads Scharrer Architecture and Design, on a variety of architecture and design projects. She was the founding co-chair of the American Institute of Architect's Seattle Women in Design organization and in 2015 was co-chair of the AIA's Women Leadership Summit in Seattle. She has been involved in designing and delivering...
Thaisa Way is the Executive Director of Urban@UW and an Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. She has received many notable awards for her scholarship, including the American Academy of Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture. She has written and edited several books on landscape architecture and urbanism. Thaisa shares...
Below is an interview with Lisa Picard, which is part of our Women Shaping Seattle series exploring how women have changed and continue to change the design of the city.  Lisa Picard is the Executive Vice President and Regional Manager of Skanska Commercial Development USA, one of the largest construction companies...

Women Shaping Seattle

This year’s Seattle Design Festival, opened on September 10th, with the theme of ‘Design Change’. Given that 2016 marks 100 years since the first woman, Elizabeth Ayer, commenced architecture studies in Seattle, we thought it opportune to share a series exploring how women have changed and are continuing to...
Seattle's Smith Tower was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi and among the tallest buildings in the world. Built after Seattle's Great Fire, it is the oldest skyscraper in the city, and is a tribute to the innovations in engineering and technology of the time. Smith Tower was the tallest on the West...
On a cold October evening in Chicago, Mario Cucinella shares his thoughts as to why architecture is of vital importance to society: "Buildings don't move, but they travel in our memory". As an architect who has designed buildings with sustainability and the experience of people at the core, his...