Smart Seawalls Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium

7 10 2010

You are cordially invited to attend a reception featuring:

SMART SEAWALLS: A Travel Study on the future of the Seattle Seawall

Thursday, October 21, 2010

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Seattle Aquarium

Please RSVP to or call (206) 386-4374


 SMART SEAWALLS: A Travel Study on the future of the Seattle Seawall

 As Seattle redesigns its waterfront in the coming post-viaduct era, one of the most important questions facing the city is how the crumbling seawall will be rebuilt.

 Local architectural designer Cristina Bump was the 2009 recipient of the AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship for her proposal to study innovative seawall designs in Australia and Canada.

After her travels abroad, she returns to document her findings through a model, video, and print exhibition. Of special interest will be large-scale physical models of the different ‘smart’ seawalls studied and how they could be applied to Seattle’s habitat, ecosystem, and tidal patterns.




2 responses

17 01 2011


Thank you for having me as a guest critic for the UW Central Waterfront Midterm Reviews. Look forward to next semester!

21 10 2010
Nancy Rottle

Hi Cristina,
I’m leading (along with Sharon Sutton) an interdisciplinary studio working on the Central Waterfront this term. Our grad students (arch and landscape arch + others) are working from the nearshore to 1st Ave., so they are encompassing the seawall. I have a couple of questions for you:
– It would be terrific if the students could see your seawall exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. a. Do you know if they need to pay to get in, in order to see it? b. Is tonight’s reception open to them as well (they have a deadline tomorrow so chances are slim that they could attend, but just in case…)
– Our mid-term review is Monday afternoon, Nov. 8. Would you be interested in joining us? I think there will be a couple of others coming from Mithun, possibly Lee.

Thanks so much,

Nancy Rottle

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