The Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) has been gracious enough to allow me to create and guide a Tour specifically to raise awareness about the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Development in conjunction with the AIA Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship I received in 2009.
The Central Waterfront Tour: Shifting Tides at Seattle’s Front Door will take place on Saturday, January 30th at 10am.
Please register here: REGISTER
The Central Waterfront walking tour will cover the latest aspects related to the redevelopment of the central waterfront once the Alaskan Way Viaduct is replaced. Local expert guides will include a description of the State, County and City’s efforts, a detailed description of the challenges and opportunities along the waterfront, and the proposed framework for its future redevelopment. Of special interest will be the development of the Alaskan Way seawall, its environmental characteristics, and how the urban fabric will change in response to the new waterfront. The tour will be documented as a part of the AIA Travel Scholarship and will be posted to video.
Expert guides include:
- Jeff Benesi, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, Mithun
- Lee Copeland, Architect and Urban Designer, Mithun
- Dennis Haskell, Architect and Urban Designer, SRG
- Jeff Cordell, Principal Research Biologist, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, UW
- Maureen Goff, Research Biologist, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, UW
- Heather Trim, Urban Bays & Toxics Program Manager for People For Puget Sound
Tour will last approximately two hours and begins at 10 am in Pioneer Square at the corner of 1st and Yesler.
I hope to see you there!