Announcing Associate Promotions

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of four architects to Associate: Case Blum, David Swenson, Melinda Wind, and Michael E. Larson. Case Blum joined HEWITT in 2011. He is the project manager for multifamily residential projects at 5th North & Roy in Seattle and 888 108th Ave NE in Bellevue. He has also served...

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Residential Outlook from NAIOP’s March Breakfast Meeting

Skylar Olssen, Phd, senior economist with Zillow, spoke at NAIOP’s March Breakfast about the economic outlook for the rental and mortgage markets in the Seattle/Pacific NW and compared Seattle’s numbers to the nationwide outlook. The gist is that Seattle remains a red-hot rental market in 2017.  Housing purchases would be ideal, but available inventory remains...

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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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