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May 2022
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Climate Pledge Arena wins Sports Facility of the Year Award!

Climate Pledge Arena has been awarded Sports Facility of the Year at this year’s Sports Business Awards in NYC! Congratulations to Oak View Group, CAA ICON, and Populous Architects for leading the way, the Seattle Center team, and all of the collaboration we shared with our design teammates. As a Revitalization of an existing arena within the heart of Seattle’s civic center, the Climate Pledge Arena project positioned itself as uniquely responsive to the neighborhood, community, and climate. Read more here.

May 2022
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Sound Transit Northgate Link Extension wins 2021 ACEC-WA Engineering Excellence Award!

The Sound Transit Northgate Link Extension received the 2021 ACEC-WA Engineering Excellence Award!  4.3 miles with 3.5 miles of tunnels.  The Extension daily serves 49,000 people with three unique stations and Swift is thrilled to celebrate the acknowledgement of this important investment in the future of our region. We are thrilled to see the rapid adoption of the three urban stations and their contribution to civic life.

Apr 2021
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The Long Game: Sound Transit Extensions, a Master Plan for OSU Cascades Campus, the new Climate Pledge Arena

Building community and exceptional places for civic life is a long game. It requires vision, commitment, and a team of many. Read our full newsletter and subscribe here!

Feb 2021
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The Architectural League of New York American Roundtable Grant: “Dynamic Landscapes,” South Beach, Washington

On February 26, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM PST, the South Beach team South Beach team presents a year of research and exploration of a deeply dynamic place on the Washington coast facing the future of sea level rise, tectonic plate shift and tsunami. Check it out here.   Photography: Eirik Johnson

Feb 2021
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The Architectural League of New York American Roundtable Grant: “Dynamic Landscapes,” South Beach, Washington

The American Roundtable initiative goes live!  Director Nicholas Anderson describes the hopes for the project (Read more here). The South Beach team report reflects a year of research and exploration of Washington State’s coastal community facing the future of sea level rise, tectonic plate shift and tsunami joins nine other research efforts (Check out the full project here). Photography: Eirik Johnson 

Nov 2020
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Eastern Washington University Pence Union

Eastern Washington University Pence Union Building continues to win awards for design excellence including citation awards from AIA Washington Council and AIA New England Design. The heart of university life, the renovated student union focuses on places to gather, study, and celebrate. Photography: Kevin Scott

Nov 2020
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Seattle Builds its Best Urban Plaza

Clair Enlow continues her comprehensive investigation of the built environment in her November article in Post Alley, Seattle’s Market Place of Ideas. In Seattle Builds It’s Best Urban Plaza, Clair dives into the story of 2+U, a remarkable contribution to urban life.

Jul 2020
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OSU Cascades Land Reclamation Project Complete

OSU Cascades Land Reclamation Project Complete

The first of four projects creates the foundation for campus infrastructure, campus open space and classrooms. The 46-acre, 100-foot deep former pumice mine has been reclaimed through the processing and moving of pumice and landfill material. The material was innovatively recycled on site through the blending of landfill material, landfill cover soil and material from the pumice mine for a suitable engineered fill, raising the mine up to 40-feet in some areas and establishing rough grades for the future campus projects. More information here.