And the Finalists Are...
We're putting the finishing touches on the August issue of Affordable Housing Finance this week, which features the finalists of the magazine's fourth annual Readers' Choice Awards for the best affordable housing developments of 2007-2008.
SEATTLE—Developers who face NIMBY opposition will get some support under a new policy from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
Climate Protection Council Formed
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has recently formed the Climate Protection Council, aimed at bringing together business leaders and mayors to address climate change issues and discuss solutions for making cities more sustainable. The council was formed at the two-day Mayors Climate Protection Summit...
Break Out of the Box
It started in June 2001 with a survey asking neighbors and residents of Seattle’s High Point development which of seven housing types they preferred for the site.
Calling Pike Place Market Home
SEATTLE—The visitors outside don’t know what’s just around the corner.
Candela Promotes MacLeod
in Seattle has announced that Lauren MacLeod, Senior Lighting Designer, and a LEED Accredited Professional has been promoted to Associate.
Lighting Design Lab Winter Events
has announced its winter seminar offerings in Seattle and affiliate locations in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. For more information visit,
Behind the scenes
Lara Swimmer has been photographing the architectural landscape of the Pacific North-west for the last decade. Her work has captured some of the most significant buildings to transform the region, and her images of the Seattle Central Library are no exception. This little jewel of a book captures...
Codes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
No matter the type of project, one thing is clear: lighting energy codes are not going away. Designers must learn to communicate with regulatory agencies as they seek a balance between efficiency and creativity.
The lighting program for the Seattle Public Library offers a model for efficiently illuminating a building dedicated to the experience of engaging books.