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Seattle Architecture Awards

by ArchitectureWeek

In the northwest corner of the United States, a decade of explosive growth in technology, trade, and communications has offered tremendous opportunity to design professionals. Such rapid growth also tests their mettle as stewards of the built environment.

To acknowledge the increasing influence of Northwest architecture and to challenge the region's designers to fulfill their responsibility to the public realm, the organizers of this year's AIA Seattle Awards for Washington Architecture asked jurors to evaluate awards submissions in light of the region's spectacular growth and need for effective stewardship during this time of change.

Subtitled "Emerging Voices," the AIA Seattle awards program showcases work from architects some new to an international audience, and some familiar who are helping to shape the built environment in this newly prominent region.

Honor Award winners include Patkau Architects for a rural retreat that serves as a threshold between the land and its inhabitants; Johnston Architects and James Cutler Architects for a library that makes explicit its relationship to rain and forest; and Eggleston Farkas Architects for the transformation of an abandoned shop on a noisy street corner into a tranquil urban home.   >>>



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The Agosta House by Patkau Architects has walls and roof angled to respond to the gentle slope of the rural site.
Photo: James Dow

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The Agosta House is located on a grassy meadow on San Juan Island, Washington.
Photo: James Dow


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