Monday, November 10, 2014

2014 Green Building Slam - Nov 15th 5:00pm Kane Hall

Our good friend Scott Engler of Heartwood Builders will be presenting our Beach Drive Residence at the 2014 Green Building Slam (formerly 10x10x10).  If you've never been it's a pretty cool event featuring lots of inspirational projects.  We are very pleased to be included and grateful to Scott for taking the initiative to submit and present the project.  For tickets and event information see:

2014 Green Building Slam - Seattle
Kane Hall, University of Washington
November 15, 2014 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Marion Green Tour

For a few minutes this weekend the rains relented and we were able to enjoy some clear skies for our Marion Green tour.  We truly enjoyed the opportunity to show off the completed project to our friends and to thank many of the people who helped take this project from concept through to completion.

This was our second project using the central covered courtyard concept and our first project as architect/developer.  It is difficult to prototype a new housing type and we were helped enormously by efforts of the city council and DPD who saw merit in what we were trying to do and helped clear away some of the regulatory hurdles that cropped up along the way.  Marion Green wasn't easy to pull off, but the path has been mowed and the next one will certainly be easier.

I noticed that another development group has picked up on the courtyard-over-parking idea and is proposing a similar kind of project.  It is my hope that many others will follow suit as well.