Seismic events. When disaster strikes, architects and engineers see their best laid plans put to the test. When the Nisqually Earthquake struck in 2001, home repair expert Roger Faris was at the Phinney Neighborhood Center celebrating the retrofit of the former school lunchroom. Steve Scher recently met with Faris and engineer Dan Say to point out the work that was done to reinforce the old school building. They say there are still hundreds of un-reinforced masonry buildings at risk if and when the next earthquake hits. Listen to the interview here!
Reuse of Yesler Steam Plant / / 05.05.14
The Epstein Opportunity Center is open! This is the first of several projects slated for the Yesler Terrace neighborhood.
Proposed rules for URM Buildings / / 02.16.17
The owner of the Whitworth Apartments on Capitol Hill is planning a seismic retrofit in advance of new city rules that could require retrofits for unreinforced masonry buildings.
Fire Station 20 Wins SDC Award / / 04.26.17
Seattle Design Commission has named the winners of its biennial Design Excellence Awards, which recognize projects that improve the city and the public realm.