Architecture

Midweek Video: How Chicago Built an Amazing Lake Shore

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go5cfISkD3U The story of how Chicago got its famed waterfront lakeshore parks is a true saga with a series of battles and efforts. Wealthy elites,...
A series of photos of buildings near the proposed site of the Yesler Family Housing project.

Fixing Seattle’s Design Review Process

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A working group has spent a year analyzing Seattle's design review process. Here are their suggestions for improvement. When most new mixed-use, multifamily, and...
A rendering of the 19-story proposal with Belltown and Downtown skyline in the background.

19-Story Deep Green Tower Nearing Approval, Belltown Livability Coalition Plotting Appeal

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Tonight the West Design Review Board will take another look at a proposal for a 19-story residential tower near the waterfront in Belltown. The...
A view of a tiny house creation with a front porch from LiteHouse Shelters.

New Designs Expand Possibilities for Tiny Houses as Emergency Shelter

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As the homelessness crisis deepens its impact across the U.S., Washington State designers are improving tiny house designs with the goal of bringing more...
An "Emerge" graphic with playful font on a dark blue background.

Reconnect with Community at the 2021 Seattle Design Festival

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The annual event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22, 10am-7pm, at Lake Union Park. What kind of world do we want to...

Midweek Video: The Battle of SHARKS!

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https://youtu.be/_8xhdL8BPvU This story in London highlights one microcosm of how far historic preservation rules can go. For a while, an artsy organization got away with...

Midweek Video: Vienna Co-Housing

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https://vimeo.com/191659582 What is it like to live in co-housing? This video shows what life is like in a Vienna co-housing community.

It’s Time to Overhaul Design Review

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Fifteen housing advocates applied for 15 open seats on Seattle's design review boards this winter. A public records request revealed that all 15 were...