Design in Depth Lecture Series
Join us for engaging dialogue on how our communities grow and thrive thanks to creative ideas that re-invent a neighborhood's character while maintaining true to its history through adaptive re-use and other development strategies.
Thanks to Season Sponsor, LMN!
January 14, Georgetown Ballroom
Beginning at 5:30pm there is a reception for attendees at the Georgetown Ballroom. Admission to the reception is free/included with purchase of a ticket for the event.
When one thinks of Georgetown, images of Boeing Field, service roads and industries come to mind, but a small and resourceful pocket of residents, merchants and artists have developed and solidified its creative culture. In recent times, edgy Georgetown has sparked interest among developers on the lookout for potential properties, prompting both promise and fear for the future and preservation of this neighborhood.
John Bennett, John Bennett Properties
Jerry Chinn, Owner of Georgetown Ballroom
Shannon Anderson, local artist/merchant
Fran Bigelow, Fran's Chocolates
Manny Chao, Georgetown Brewery
Gold Sponsor: Benaroya Company
February 11, The HUB Seattle
Seattle's Pioneer Square has a history of ups and downs. After years of talking about the "renaissance of Pioneer Square", new housing, retail, restaurants and a slew of businesses are moving in. What does the future of Pioneer Square look like, and how do we maintain the City's first neighborhood's architectural history while creating a "new" place that will thrive and once again be a shining star for Seattle?
Karen True, Alliance for Pioneer Square
Mark Hinshaw, LMN
Adam Hasson, Samis Land Company
Todd Vogel, International Sustainability Institute
Platinum Sponsor: Integrus
Pike Place Market
March 11, Pike Place Market Loft
Pike Place Market is a Seattle icon. How do we preserve the market and yet enable it to grow? Are we saving the right things? What do we want the market to be like in 50 years' time? How does it anchor the neighborhood now, and how will the new connection to the waterfront change the character of the market, or enhance it? This evening will be an exploration of opinions, the balance between development and preservation, and the directions future growth of the market might take.
John Turnbull, Director of Asset Management and Development, Pike Place Market PDA
Ben Franz-Knight, Executive Director of Pike Place
Brian Court, Associate, The Miller Hull Partnership
April 8, Broadway Performance Hall
Capitol Hill prides itself on proximity to downtown while boasting a mix of uses almost absent from the neighboring business district. New mixed-use projects compete with the architectural soul of the neighborhood, rooted in structures of the old 'autorow' and historic housing stock. Can this welcome density and diversity be integrated into the neighborhood without losing its architectural character?
Gold Sponsor: Krekow Jennings
South Lake Union
May 13, 415 Westlake
Hear about the past, present and future of this evolving neighborhood. Find out if this neighborhood transformation is turning out as planned, and how developers, residents and community partners envision the next phase will alter the future of this emerging community.
Gold Sponsor: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
June 10, Location TBD
Beer has always flowed in Seattle, but in recent times, this drink has enjoyed a surge in popularity, with the Ballard neighborhood as the latest epicenter of new microbreweries. How has this micro-industry re-appropriated the neighborhood and shaped its community culture. What challenges and design issues arose during the rehabilitation of Ballard's old buildings into breweries?
Seattle Architecture Foundation (View)
1333 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
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