Saturday, 24 October, 2020
Lid I-5 hosted a charrette on September 16th dedicated to sketching out a design for a freeway lid on the stretch of Interstate 5 that separates Wallingford and the University District. Breaking into five teams, participants brainstormed and drew...
Seattle is in the midst of one its largest booms in a history that is almost nothing but a string of booms and busts. The city is changing at breakneck pace. A street one has known for years is...
Tacoma Untapped broke the news that Horizon Partners NW has proposed a 14-story tower in Tacoma's Brewery District that incorporates cross-laminated timber (CLT). If built, it would be Washington state's first tower to use CLT, and be even taller...
A bill working its way through the Washington State Legislature could make it easier to build cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings in Washington state. State Senator Marko Liias authored Senate Bill 5450 which is cosponsored by State Senators Judy Warnick, Kevin Ranker,...
This is the second in a two-part series on cross-laminated timber; read the first here. I've proposed creating a cross-laminated timber (CLT) bonus by adding 35 feet to allowable height and 1.0 to FAR. The goal of this bonus is to...
The Urbanist has covered how 85- and 125-foot zones are not very effective. Since 65 feet is the sweet spot for Type V construction (also known as 5-over-1) which is up to five light wood-framed floors over a one or...
Over the last decade, excitement about a new strong, green, and beautiful building material has been growing. Developed in Central Europe in the mid-1990’s, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a constructed wooden panel. These panels are made up of smaller...