It is easy to associate Modern style with expansive and expensive houses, or landmark municipal buildings; but at least one local Seattle architect broke that and several other invisible barriers. His name was Benjamin McAdoo.
A city is defined by its people, but individual architects inspire changes others can’t see. Ralph Anderson was an architect who saw the value in the historic and the potential of the future. Even if you don’t realize it, if you’re familiar with Seattle, you’re familiar with his work.
You’re aware of his work. Or at least, if you’ve lived in or visited Seattle, you’ve probably been in or by a Paul Hayden Kirk building. Paul is one of […]
Designers were no longer choosing between old conventional construction versus attempting to be environmentally conscious. The choice became levels of distinction. How green should the building be? LEED buildings were celebrated, and rigor was being applied to the levels of LEED.
Twenty years ago? That’s not so long. Except that someone born twenty years ago was a baby then and can now drive, serve in the military, and vote; and within a year, buy alcohol and marijuana. Although relatively unlikely with the current trends of Millennial and Gen Z homebuying, they could be buying a house, now. It was a different era, century, and millennium.
Thirty years ago someone was taking out a mortgage that they just paid off. That would be a marvel if they never refinanced considering the prime interest rate was nine […]