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Graham Baba Architects Sets the Bar for Restaurant Design
CEP Alumna Sylvia Tatman-Burruss Finishes Year with AmeriCorps VISTA
TiLT Volunteers Design and Build for Aloha Inn Transitional Housing Program
Kundig Book, Houses 2, Available for Pre-Sale from Princeton Architectural Press
Jim Olson: Architecture for Art Retrospective
Mona Johnston Presents Master's Thesis at SAF

Graham Baba Architects Sets the Bar for Restaurant Design

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Kolstrand Building in Ballard

Jim Graham and Brett Baba (MArch '85) of Graham Baba Architects are rapidly defining the hottest in Seattle restaurant design. Projects such as Ballard's Walrus and the Carpenter are receiving national acclaim for the architects' "place-making" magic. See more photos and information from the article in the Seattle Times.


CEP Alumna Sylvia Tatman-Burruss Finishes Year with AmeriCorps VISTA

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CEP Alumna Sylvia Tatman-Burruss Finishes Year with AmeriCorps VISTA
Sylvia Tatman-Burruss (BA ’10, Community, Environment and Planning) spent her first year after graduation as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer working fulltime with the International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) in Ajo, Arizona. Sylvia's work supported ISDA’s mission of designing and implementing environmental, cultural, real estate and development projects intended to preserve and enrich the environment, culture and economy of the Sonoran Desert. Sylvia recently sent lively and engaging “field notes," which we have reproduced with her permission in .pdf format. Read Sylvia's dispatch...

TiLT Volunteers Design and Build for Aloha Inn Transitional Housing Program

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Completed Pavilions at Aloha Inn

TiLT Community Design received a grant from the Department of Neighborhoods to complete an outdoor pavilion at the Aloha Inn Transitional Housing Shelter. The build team volunteers included several UW Architecture graduates.  The ribbon cutting for the structure took place at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Aloha Inn on May 21, 2011, by Bill Hallerman, Director of the Archdiocesan Housing Authority.

TiLT Community Design is a grassroots coalition of designers, artisans and builders based in Seattle, Washington. Established in 2007, TILT and its members are emboldened by the notion that public art and architecture can improve the lives of the less fortunate and affect positive social change. For more information and photos of the projects, visit the TiLT Facebook page.


Kundig Book, Houses 2, Available for Pre-Sale from Princeton Architectural Press


Sept2011Kundig Houses 2Princeton Architectural Press announced the upcoming release of Tom Kundig: Houses 2, a monograph featuring residences by Tom Kundig (BA ’77, Environmental Design; MArch ’81), the award-winning architect and partner of Olson Kundig Architects. In 248 pages featuring 17 homes, the book demonstrates how Kundig is actively redefining the vocabulary of architecture and his commitment to the experiential nature of space – branding him as a unique figure among international practitioners. The book includes essays by Juhani Pallasmaa (“The Reality of the Image: The Microcosms of Tom Kundig”) and CBE dean Daniel S. Friedman (“Man of Steel: Tom Kundig and the Architecture of Domestic Wonder"). This book follows the critically acclaimed Tom Kundig: Houses, published in 2006. Visit Princeton Architectural Press for ordering information.

Jim Olson: Architecture for Art Retrospective

“Architecture for Art” is the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the career of Jim Olson (BArch ’63), one of the Northwest’s most significant architects and founder of the internationally recognized Seattle-based firm, Olson Kundig Architects. “Architecture for Art” opens at Washington State University’s Museum of Art in Pullman on September 30, 2011. Click for more on this exhibit.


Mona Johnston (MArch ’11) Presents Master's Thesis at SAF


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The Battery Project: Re-commissioning the Battery Street Tunnel as a Public Space
Throughout Seattle’s history, the land around the Battery Street Tunnel has been dramatically engineered and sculpted to reflect the desires and dreams of the western city. With Seattle and the Washington State Department of Transportation planning alternatives to the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct, the Battery Street Tunnel will likely be decommissioned, filled and sealed off.  Mona Johnston presented her visionary thesis, which explores the potential of a different fate for the Tunnel, at the Seattle Architecture Foundation’s ‘Transitions’ Model Exhibit in July. For more information, visit: http://space-city.net/index.php?s=mona+johnston

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