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Jun 2020
press release
The Architectural League of New York American Roundtable Grant

The Architectural League of New York American Roundtable Grant

Barbara joins a team of planners, photographers, lawyers, and architects looking at Washington’s South Beach community through the lens of community, health, infrastructure, economics, and environment to craft a portrait of the past and future. One of ten selected submittals out of over a hundred, the team is exploring a deeply dynamic place facing the future of sea level rise, tectonic plate shift and tsunami. More information here.

Jun 2020
press release
2+U Opens for You

2+U Opens for You

Located at 2nd Avenue and University Street, 2+U opens for public use.  The network of walks, overlooks, plazas and hill climbs invite safe public access in this time of Covid 19.  Come, visit, enjoy and imagine a future of gatherings, food, conversations, concerts, and civic life!

Jun 2020
event
The Year of Gathering - Citizens First, Designer Second - A Webinar

The Year of Gathering – Citizens First, Designers Second – A Webinar

BCJ convenes the second of two events on Finding Joy in Our Public Spaces for the Year of Gathering.    Barbara and Benjamin de la Pena join forces again for an hour-long discussion and touch on a new design tool kit for the ‘subterranean change occurring now”. More information here.

May 2020
publication
Bullitt Foundation Grant Wraps

Bullitt Foundation Grant Wraps

The Bullitt Foundation Thought Leadership and Innovation Grant in research, scholarship and action for the ”Leap Frog to a Shared ROW/Public Realms in the 22nd Century” wraps up with an assessment of institutional capacity for innovation and the impediments to rapid change in the way we use the critical public space – our streets.  Check out the final report here.

Feb 2020
event
The Year of Gathering

The Year of Gathering

Barbara joins Lisa Picard, Benjamin de la Pena, Patreese Martin and moderator Peter Miller for a panel discussion focused on public space and the civic realm.  At the heart of the conversation are questions of trust, connection, community, and communication. More information here.

May 2019
event
Metropolis Think Tank 2019 Seattle

Metropolis Think Tank 2019 Seattle – New Models of Life and Work in the Pacific Northwest

Barbara Swift will join a panel focused on strengthening urban vitality and the social web with Robert Miller of BCJ, Rich Mohler of Mohler+Ghilino Architects and John Su of Su Development as part of Metropolis Magazine’s Think Tank Series on May 9.  More information here.Recap here.

Jan 2019
press release
Barbara Swift

UW Runstad Department of Real Estate Advisory Board

Barbara Swift joins the multidisciplinary Advisory Board in 2019, continuing her work at the University of Washington as a community volunteer and advisor.

Dec 2018
award
WSU Troy Plan Rendering

WSU Troy Hall Renovation AIA Seattle Award

The transformation of Troy Hall in the heart of the Pullman historic campus receives an award of Merit for Design. Designed with future campus plan changes in mind, the site integrates the historic campus landscape and creates a terrace adjoining a future central green.