June 8, 2016

Waste Not: Small-Scale Developers for a Better City – Part 3

This post is a continuation of the Waste Not blog series. Hopefully by now one or two of you reading our blog series are thinking: “I can do this!” For you here’s a simple four-step program to evaluate the best opportunities and get you started.   1.  Research zoning and […]
March 23, 2016

Waste Not: A call to help build the new Seattle – Part 2

This post is a continuation of the Waste Not blog series. In Seattle’s urban villages, new development is creating 5 to 7-story mixed-use buildings, infilling whole or half blocks where historically several 2 and 3-story buildings were clustered.  The size and pattern of this development is responding to market demands […]
February 26, 2016

Waste Not: A call for small developers in the big city – Part 1

Leah Martin & Katie Cote of Allied8 presented a talk at the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Conference 2015 entitled: Waste Not: How to be a small developer in the big city.  A three-part blog series posted here is based on that presentation. Part 1: Multiplying Seattle Seattle is one of the […]
July 16, 2015

Denser, Taller, Cheaper, Together

Looking into the Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda
June 9, 2015

Changing the Conversation

We are afraid to fail and are stuck in a mode of debate—yet the cost of inaction will render all future disagreements irrelevant.
July 31, 2014

Do the Math

What does it actually cost to build in Seattle?
April 25, 2014

Moral obligation?

When does a good idea become a moral obligation?
April 3, 2014

Designing in 3D

Sketch, Sketch, Sketchup.
October 3, 2013

Solar in Seattle

Pay off solar in 8 years!