Midweek Video: How Chicago Built an Amazing Lake Shore

0 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

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

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

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

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!

0 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

0 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

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...