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A Sad State of Affairs

by Patricia The voice said, “Do you remember a couple of years ago we were attempting to get the new automotive center building design at our Community College?” Yes, I remembered that well and all the efforts that went into trying to secure that work. The job passed them by which turned out to be […]

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Thu, May 28 2009 » Inspiration » No Comments

Green Roof in Progress

I wanted to include some of the renderings for the Mount Rainer building at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington. This is the building that I am currently working on looking at energy efficient systems and ideas. This building will have one of the largest green roof systems in our state. Learning all the structural formulas […]

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Tue, May 26 2009 » Inspiration » 2 Comments

Learning More About Green Roofs

I was so taken in by my one on one discussion about Green Roofs; I just wanted to learn more, so this is a list of my wanderings about to learn more. An Introduction to Green Roofs with lots of pictures Write up about designing Green Roofs from Massachusetts architeck.com Structural Design of a green […]

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Thu, May 21 2009 » Links » 2 Comments

Life on the Rooftop

May 2009 of the National Geographic Magazine truly caught my attention: GREEN ROOFS On the cover is an ICE BABY Frozen Mammoth and that story is quite exciting too, but down at the bottom left corner is the title that truly captured my attention. “Chicago North American’s leading ‘green roofs’ city” is front page picture […]

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Tue, May 19 2009 » Discoveries, Inspiration » No Comments

This is one I have never encountered!

If you know the photographer of this one please let me know and I will happily give credit where credit is due… Thanks. Enjoy this site? Subscribe and keep up with all the updates! Or support this site by promoting us through your favorite network:

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Thu, May 14 2009 » On the Road » 1 Comment

May is Bicycle Commuting Month

I ride my bicycle or walk to work year round.  I don’t mind the rain and wind and have a shower facility at my office if need be.  Actually, at my office we need bicycle racks to hold all the bikes that are ridden to work so that they don’t need to take up hallway […]

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Tue, May 12 2009 » On the Road » No Comments

A flaw in the design…

I’m not sure where the originals came from (If anyone knows please let me know and I will happily give credit where credit is due) but sometimes you just have to wonder what the architect was thinking… And the winner is… Enjoy this site? Subscribe and keep up with all the updates! Or support this […]

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Thu, May 7 2009 » Discoveries » No Comments

A Bag of Newsletter Articles that I Found Interesting

The Energy Collective is having a lot of discussion about a recent conference and what the US Government is going to do and put incentive money into and the comments are as interesting as the articles and experts about Nuclear Energy and Renewable Energy Sources and possible mistakes being made: Its time to rethink Nukes […]

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Wed, May 6 2009 » Links » No Comments


I wanted to give a shout out to the award winners of the American Institute of Architects Seattle “What Makes It Green Awards” as posted in the Daily Journal April 30, 2009 by Katie Zemtseff. The Barn Reserve in Leavenworth, WA designed by Bassetti Architects The Brightwater Environmental Education Center in Woodinville, WA designed by […]

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Tue, May 5 2009 » Links » 1 Comment