“Rather than replace the current Alaskan Way seawall with a copy of the current one, Seattle has an opportunity to link the urban downtown core to the water while revitalizing the sea ecosystem that was damaged by the existing vertical seawall” said Bump.
Cristina Bump, past architectural designer for Mithun, grew up in Spain and spent the first twelve years of her life there. After moving to Colorado, she discovered drafting in high school and subsequently graduated from Virginia Tech 2007, majoring in architecture. She traveled with the Virginia Tech Europe Studio Abroad and relived her childhood memories through an architect’s eye. She became interested in the seawall after becoming involved in the viaduct re-development. Cristina now lives in Washington, DC as an architectural designer for SmithgroupJJR and still blogs about the Seattle waterfront.
The new AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship expands the experience and opportunities of young professionals, encourages cross-cultural dialogue in the profession, and shares knowledge from architecture practice around the globe with members in Puget Sound. AIA Seattle Members or Associate Members who have graduated from an accredited architecture program within the last seven years are eligible to apply for the scholarship. It is funded by contributions by Seattle-area Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIAs) and AIA members.