Archive for September, 2010

Handmade Tile Festival – October 2, 2010

Source: From Artisan Tile Northwest's website

Artisan Tile Northwest presents the 5th Annual Northwest Handmade Tile Festival, an all-day event that brings together the region’s amazing tile creators with other tile artists, buyers, designers, architects, home owners, and anyone else who is interested in, or passionate about handmade tiles. This is an annual show and sale to raise public awareness about the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest. For more info, go to Artisan Tile Northwest’s website.

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10 am to 5 pm
WHERE: Pioneer Hall in Madison Park, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle

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More News About MOHAI and the City

A compromise was reached on Monday, September 27, between Seattle City Council and MOHAI that would restructure the money that flows from the State to the City and MOHAI. $8.5 M would go to the City in 2011 and 2012 to help with the budget. MOHAI would begin its project (as planned) transforming the landmark Naval Reserve Armory Building to its new home. The $8.5 M is not a loan from MOHAI but it’s money the museum does not yet need for its project. The assumption is the State will come through with the rest of the mitigation money from the land sale proceeds (due to displacement of MOHAI from its current home) and the City would use that money to “pay back” the $8.5 M. This plan essentially moves the funds around.

City Council voted 8-0 to pass Council Bill 116955 relating to the redevelopment of the Armory building in Lake Union Park, amending the agreement with between the City and MOHAI. Everyone seemed pretty relieved and happy about this outcome and the audience gave a standing ovation to City Council. Many members of the public testified in support, as well as against the agreement. Continue reading ‘More News About MOHAI and the City’

SAF and Seattle Public Library Present Their Design in Depth Lecture Series

Design for Good, Yves Behar

Co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and Herman Miller

When: Tuesday, September 28th, 7 – 8:30pm
Where: Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 4th Avenue
Cost: FREE (seating is limited)

Internationally renowned industrial designer Yves Behar of fuseproject will show how design is improving lives around the globe.

Seattle Architecture Foundation and The Seattle Public Library are grateful to Herman Miller for co-sponsoring this presentation which kicks off our special six-part Design in Depth lecture series on Solving Problems with Design.

Make sure the entire series is on your calendar:

10.26.10 – You + the Built Environment + Design, Barbara Swift, swiftcompany.com
11.30.10 – Seismic Design, John D. Hooper, mka.com
1.25.11 – Sustainable Urban Lighting, Denise Fong, candela.com
2.22.11 – Pecha Kucha Event: Young Architects & Their Projects
3.22.10 – Urban Agriculture, Mithun, P-Patch Trust, Alleycat Acres and Others

Commemorate the First Anniversary of the Demise of the Luzon Building in Tacoma – September 26, 2010

Luzon Building in 2004 / Photo: Artifacts Consulting, Inc.

Hard to believe that it has been a year (September 26) since the Luzon Building in Tacoma was demolished. Built in 1891 and designed by the prominent Chicago firm, Burnham & Root, the Luzon Building (13th and Pacific in downtown Tacoma) had deteriorated over the span of decades under different owners. At one point, the vacant building had a tree growing out of a window. A tree! Despite its condition, there were many opportunities for rehabilitation. Tacoma preservationists and developers tried to make the project work but it met its unfortunate end after a long struggle to survive. Continue reading ‘Commemorate the First Anniversary of the Demise of the Luzon Building in Tacoma – September 26, 2010’

13th Annual Bungalow Fair, September 25-26

Little girl sitting on porch of a bungalow / Photo: Collection of Glenn Mason

Don’t miss Historic Seattle’s 13th Annual Bungalow Fair this Saturday and Sunday (September 25 and 26) at Town Hall Seattle (1119 Eighth Avenue at Seneca Street)

  • Arts and Crafts Lectures
  • Show and Sale of Antiques
  • Contemporary Furniture and Decorative Arts

Come to the largest Arts and Crafts event in the Pacific Northwest. Fifty craftspeople, architects, designers, and antique dealers plus three lectures. Hours: Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Fair admission: $5 to $10. Lectures: $5 to $10 each. View Historic Seattle’s website for more details.

In the News: MOHAI Agreement With the City

1947 photo of Naval Reserve Armory Building. MOHAI plans to rehabilitate and relocate to this City Landmark. / Source: Puget Sound Regional Archives

On September 16th at the Seattle City Council Parks and Seattle Center Committee meeting, six Councilmembers voted to recommend passing Council Bill 116995 (there was on abstention), related to the redevelopment of the old Naval Reserve Armory Building at the south end of Lake Union and amending the development agreement between the City of Seattle and the Museum of History and Industry, or MOHAI. The museum is slated to relocate to the armory building because its current building in Montlake will be demolished as a result of the SR 520 expansion.  MOHAI will receive substantial mitigation money from the State for the major cost of relocating its museum and rehabilitating the landmark Armory Building. Continue reading ‘In the News: MOHAI Agreement With the City’

Conversations Re: Tacoma 2010 Lecture Series

Please join Historic Tacoma at its second annual urban design lecture series, Conversations RE: Tacoma.  Historic Tacoma hopes to provoke thought, inform the public, and stimulate conversation, as upcoming changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan provide the opportunity for community-wide discussion of the city’s design future.

The three-part lecture series takes place on September 23, October 21, and November 18 at different locations in Tacoma.  Details on lecture topics and speakers and ticket purchase info can be found on the Re: Tacoma website.


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