PARK(ing) Day 2016 lights up Seattle

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to encourage thoughtful discussion around how public space is shared, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat....

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Cue on Capitol Hill

Scaffolding is coming down at the Cue apartments to reveal one of the many new buildings under construction on the hill. Bill’s Off Broadway will be open again before we know it.

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On Design and Office Process

Following a wonderful office chat on the history of HEWITT and our unique culture, Sara Vernia shared a snippet from the article “Álvaro Siza” by Nicholas Olsberg in The Architectural Review on how he approaches architecture and the mindset he uses to get there… “Siza’s is a deferent practice, almost archaeologically observant of the patterns...

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Following the Rules

Trying to get back into blogging and thought we’d start this Monday off with an excerpt from a local Municipal Code…   The following grammatical rules shall apply in this code: A. Gender. Any gender includes the masculine, feminine and neuter genders. B. Singular and Plural. The singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular. C. Tenses....

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Tukwila Sounder Station

Trains, buses, cars, bikes and pedestrians will seamlessly come together when the Tukwila Sounder Station is complete in late 2014. The new station may also be a catalyst for a new, dense urban center. Currently, there is little residential development near the station, but there are plans for mixed-use and retail. The Boeing Company plans...

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35% of HEWITTITES

Our own Dylan Glosecki created this wonderful infographic following Bike to Work month this past May to show our staff’s commuting habits. With a 90% response rate, we show a much “greener” profile than the average Seattleite. Dylan is our resident treehugger and reminds us all how to be more environmentally friendly in our daily...

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Rainier Station

Last night’s Rainier Station open house at the Northwest African American Museum in the Central District was a success. Curious as to how the station is shaping up? Here’s how the station looks right now. Station Entrance at 23rd Avenue S. Looking West from the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Station Entrance at Rainier Avenue...

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Old is Now New Again

With all our recent projects in Capitol Hill and on Pike/Pine we’ve been talking a lot about our historic renovation work. The Doyle Building is one of our favorites. We even had our offices there for years. Here it is today (shot from my mobile so apologies for the quality), with a modern highrise to...

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