Architecture as Urban Puzzle Piece

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The first thing a passerby might notice about the 602 Flats building, recently completed at the corner of 12th Ave East & East Mercer on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, is one of two forty-foot tall green walls or the solar panel rain screen system. These systems are an uncommon f..

The Park Modern Turns 10

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The University District’s mixed-use Park Modern building recently turned ten years old, and the project offers a wealth of knowledge in Seattle’s current real estate market. Having weathered a decade’s worth of gray winters, a great recession, and the daily wear and tear of an ..

Open Letter to the Mayor

Dear Mayor Durkan,

We welcome you to office and admire your direct and candid comments regarding the issues of affordable housing and homelessness shared during your campaign. Your initiatives reflect the concerns of the community at large and your position resonates with many in the community. As ..

Curbless Shower Guide

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Kicking off the first post for the new year, we’re diving right into a technical post with our BUILD Manual series. For this fourth edition, we’re covering our curbless shower detail. We’ve fine-tuned this detail over many years, and we’ve implemented it regularly with great re..

Header Alignment Guide

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The alignment of windows, doors and siding breaks at the exterior of a residence or building is a subtle detail that brings harmony and an intention to a project. It’s an indicator of a careful design process and a mindful construction sequence. But when alignment doesn’t ..

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