Bradley Khouri ~ Scratching Three Itches with Architecture

EK On The Go – Episode #6

Reshaping Our City Through Advocacy, Teaching, and Practice

In the driver’s seat is Bradley Khouri principal of b9 Architects, who has been recognized for innovation, design excellence and commitment to sustainability. He is the principal architect of many of the new popping up across neighborhoods that include Capitol Hill, Queen Anne Hill, the Central District, Wallingford, Fremont, and more. In this episode, we look at the factors shaping the changing appearance of so many of Seattle’s neighborhoods, how Seattle’s building & land use code shapes new development, recent initiatives to create housing affordability through upzoning and developer incentives and the responsibility of architects and developers to the broader good. So join us as we explore what Seattle’s neighborhoods will look and feel like once all the cranes that are reshaping them come down.

 

Bradley in the studio, together with the item he brought to share with you (Click on the image to enlarge):

Bradley Khouri, b9 Architects

Show & Tell

     



Posted on October 23, 2018 at 12:04 am
Edward Krigsman | Posted in EK On The Go |

Creating Parks for the Public Good: The Seattle Commons Experience

EK On The Go – Episode #5

Do you remember the Seattle Commons project, the colossal park north of downtown Seattle that never happened? In this episode we will travel back in time and look at a segment of our civic history and how one decision could have seriously altered the transformation of our city. We are joined by Atlas Obscura Society Seattle Field Agents Christopher Blado and Weston Brinkley who will transport us to Seattle’s recent past, to explore the Seattle Commons project, the city’s historic opportunity to design what was touted as Seattle’s equivalent of New York’s Central Park on the southern shores of Lake Union.

Put on your virtual hiking boots as we blaze trails through history, swamps and wetlands in the next hour.

Map

Click on the map to enlarge the proposed Seattle Commons we have talked about during the show.

Atlas Obscura Tour

Seattle’s Central Park: What Could Have Been

Atlas Obscura Society Seattle Field Agents Christopher Blado and Weston Brinkley are planning a walking tour of the Seattle Commons Project for those who are interested in exploring an alternate history. We will be posting the dates of this upcoming tour on our social media channels and in EK News as well, so check them periodically.

 



Posted on September 19, 2018 at 12:01 am
Edward Krigsman | Posted in EK On The Go |

Norm Rice

EK On The Go – Episode #4

Building Trust by Talking over the Fence: A Process for Successful Civic Engagement

In this episode we welcome guest Norm Rice, Seattle’s 49th mayor. Come stroll with us down mayoral-memory-lane through Seattle’s  first tech boom of the 1990’s. His two-Mayoral terms reversed decades of economic decline in Seattle’s downtown core, transformed our city’s neighborhoods, and seeded the revitalization of South Lake Union. Join us as we explore how the Seattle of today — a place of global cultural and economic preeminence — is rooted in recent memory. Fasten your seatbelt as we uncover a big chunk of our city’s transformation packed in one short but dynamic hour.


Norm Rice

Edward and Norm Rice in the studio.


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Walking Tour

In the next episode, we will explore the 90’s and today by diving deeply into the Seattle Commons. Our guides will be Atlas Obscura Society Seattle Field Agent Christopher Blado and Weston Brinkley of Street Sounds Ecology. Many of you might also be interested in catching a walking tour with Chris and Weston exploring an alternate history of the Seattle Commons Project. Click here to sign up for the tour.



Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:57 pm
Edward Krigsman | Posted in EK On The Go |

House Healers

EK On The Go – Episode #3

“Listening and finding the soul of the house” – House Healers

This episode brings you the adventurous Heidi Schor & Paul Damen, aka House Healers, who retrieve the souls of exceptional and historically significant houses. Tune in to explore Heidi & Paul’s house healing journey, their process of breathing life into neglected and forgotten Seattle residences – such as the Heron House  or Chinook House – through discovery and repair. Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for a mystical journey through time and place.

Heidi & Paul in the studio, together with items they brought with them to share with you (Click on the image to enlarge):

Heidi Schor & Paul Damen, aka House Healers

 

Show & Tell

Glass Candle Gym Seat
Glass from Burma Ancient pottery piece Old bleacher plaque

 

 

 

 

 

 Handmade sketchbook by Michael Handmade sketchbook by Michael Handmade sketchbook by Michael

 



Posted on July 16, 2018 at 11:52 pm
Edward Krigsman | Posted in EK On The Go |

Michael Klebeck: Anchoring People to Places

EK On The Go – Episode #2

“Buildings that create epiphanies” – Michael Klebeck on Anchoring People to Places

In this episode Edward welcomes Michael Klebeck, creator of many of the area’s most memorable brands and places, including Top Pot Doughnuts. Inspired by a love of mid-century aesthetics, Michael’s distinct approach to marrying art and commerce has been intelligently shaping Seattle for years through aromas, flavors and design. Tune in to learn how Michael’s vision put Mod Pizza on the map, about the role of design and history in anchoring people to places, and how Michael’s approach to branding “in place” blends the old with the new in our own backyard.

Here is a photo of Michael in the studio, together with items he brought with him to share with you (Click on the image to enlarge):

Michael Klebeck Tyee (cover) vintage University of Washington yearbook Label with Stamp (side of Top Pot 6-pack doughnut box)

 

 

 Handmade sketchbook by Michael Handmade sketchbook by Michael Handmade sketchbook by Michael

 



Posted on June 11, 2018 at 11:46 pm
Edward Krigsman | Posted in EK On The Go |

Kevin Eckert ~ BUILD, LLC

EK On The Go – Episode #1

“My Buildings Don’t Have to Fly” – Kevin Eckert on Local Design & Development

Welcome to EK On The Go, a new podcast bringing together local people charged with creating, preserving, and celebrating places that matter in the Seattle area.

In today’s episode we are joined by Kevin Eckert, founding partner of BUILD LLC. Today Kevin shares his influences, which range from engineering in Kansas and Danish modernism. He also explains his firm’s approach to design and construction, suggesting modes of creating that will produce buildings for Seattle’s future that are more economical, durable, and beautiful than many being built today.

Whether you recently arrived to Seattle or have lived here for decades, we hope that you will find our podcast informative and useful.

These are the models Kevin brought to the studio and has talked about during the podcast to share with our audience. Kevin also mentioned their other works, the Park Modern and the Mercer Education building during the show, which you can take look at by following the links.

These are the models Kevin brought to the studio and has talked about during the podcast to share with our audience. Kevin also mentioned their other works, the Park Modern and the Mercer Education building during the show, which you can take look at by following the links.

Kevin Eckert, BUILD LLC First Central Station 602 Flats
Kevin Eckert

Founder of BUILD LLC

First Central Station 602 Flats

 

 

 



Posted on April 14, 2018 at 11:44 pm
Edward Krigsman | Posted in EK On The Go |

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