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News from Swift

Sep 2017
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Seattle Design Festival 2017 – Power

Barbara Swift joins panels focused on vision, policy and action. Enter the Fray: How Architects + Designers Can Be Powerful Advocates on 9.18 and Collaborative Power: Transforming Our Future on 9.20. Both focus on rapid change and advocacy. For more information, please see the attached.

Sep 2017
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ARCADE – A City to Love: Auckland’s Vision of a Public Realm

Barbara Swift and the 2015-2016 University of Washington Runstad Affiliate Fellows present spectacular and relevant findings from their research in Auckland, New Zealand in ARCADE’s Fall issue. For launch party information, please see the attached full announcement. For the issue see arcadenw.org.

May 2017
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Urban Land/ULI – Six Noteworthy Developments Changing the Face of Seattle

ULI’s Urban Land lists Stone 34 and 2+U as essential examples of where Seattle is going -  generous community and people places.  Swift Company is landscape architect and urban designer for both, reflective of our deep-seated commitment to place and a vibrant urban life.  See: Six Noteworthy Developments Changing the Face of Seattle

May 2017
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Seattle Design Commission Design Excellence Award

The Sound Transit University of Washington Station receives a design excellence award for its exceptional effort in exemplifying the values of the Design Commission – Inspired design, contextual integration, innovative sustainability, social inclusion, exemplary partnerships, effective investment and impeccable execution.  Swift Company is honored to have led site planning and design during all phases.

May 2017
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American Society of Landscape Architects 2017 Student Awards Jury

Barbara Swift will serve as the chair of the ASLA 2016 Student Awards Jury honoring the exceptional work and thinking of students in the United States and around the world. 

May 2017
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Swift Company Welcomes Rhys van Bemmel

Swift Company LLC is happy to welcome Rhys van Bemmel to our team! Rhys brings with him a passion for sustainable design and integrating wildlife habitat into the urban environment. 

Dec 2016
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Thompson Hotel Awarded NAIOP State Hospitality Development of the Year

The Thompson Hotel at 1st and Stewart is a Touchstone project, with OKA  and Swift Company. The NAIOP award honors the Thompson Hotel out of nearly 60 commercial, industrial, and residential development projects in Seattle for 2016. See the complete award nomination here.  

Dec 2016
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Sound Transit UW Light Rail Station Recognized with an AIA Seattle Award of Merit

The University of Washington Light Rail Station received a 2016 Merit Award from the Seattle AIA chapter. UW University Architect Rebecca Barnes says of the project, “The station beautifully and intricately navigates an almost unbelievably complex urban node.” See the full award submission here.