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LMN Architects Win AIA Civic Design Award

Congratulations to LMN Architects for their Honor Award from the AIA Civic Design Awards for their design of Paccar Hall at the University of Washington. More project information available at Architecture Lab.

Gates Foundation Headquarters in Seattle

The Seattle Times (photo credit above) ran a feature on the new Gates Foundation headquarters. My favorite element is the use of Jura limestone on the exterior. It’s a substantial stone that gives the building a real sense of permanence.

Seattle Area Winners of AIA’s Residential Architecture Award

Here is just one of six projects honored by the AIA. Here is the Full List.  

Olson Kundig Wins House of the Year Award

Seattle architectural firm Olson Kundig won the House of the Year Award from World Architecture News for The Pierre. A favorite, though I prefer Shadowboxx, shown here: Photos Courtesy Olson Kundig.

Great Architecture: Curry Stone Prize for Sustainable Projects

Just one of many worth projects announced as finalists for the Curry Stone Prize. For more examples, see the full post at Treehugger.com.

Great Architecture: Alhambra

In the world of tile, there may be no more important work of architecture than Alhambra. The 14th century Moorish fortress in southern Spain is a marvel of geometry, not because of the building–which is in fact somewhat disjointed and lacking in a coherent overall plan–but because of the tile mosaics. The mosaic patterns of […]