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Dec 2017
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Barbara Swift to Give AIA Resilience Thinking Forum Closing Keynote

Barbara Swift will provide the closing keynote address for the AIA Seattle’s Resilience Thinking: Places, Spaces, Communities to occur on December 11th in Seattle. The interactive full-day forum will focus on resilience within a socio-ecological framework with the goal of building sustained capacity for action.

Nov 2017
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Swift Company receives Honor Award from WASLA for the Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension

Swift Company is honored to receive the 2017 WASLA Honor Award for Analysis and Planning for the preliminary corridor planning and design for the Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Light Rail Extension. The eight mile corridor extends the wildly successful light rail system north from Northgate in Seattle to Lynnwood, Washington.

Nov 2017
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Barbara Swift to Participate in NCHRP Transportation Workshop

Barbara Swift will join the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine workshop focused on Sustainable Highway Construction Practices research in Irvine California. Bringing together all players, the workshop focuses on innovative practices above and beyond the required standards.

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.