Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia (SEA) Urbanization: Three Pillars For Sustained Prosperity

Vietnam recently announced that it would allow international flights to six major cities– a good indication that Southeast Asia’s economic engines are beginning to turn– a result of the exceptional measures taken to contain the COVID-19 crisis. Comparable low infection and low mortality rates have given governments confidence and assurance that the region is ready […]

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Sitting Down with Ridge Dixon

What inspired you to become an architect? RD: My father was in the business, so I was familiar with the profession from a young age. He taught me how to draw and got me my first T-square and triangles when I was probably about six years old. What has been the most striking change you’ve […]

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Preserving the Past, Paving the Way to a Better Future

The Knowledge & Information Management (KIM) team is comprised of Catherine Blake, Samantha Cross and Quen Foster-Patterson (bios below). This piece also features former CRTKL employee Iva Groudkova, research librarian. See their Architecture, Race and Culture Resources Guide and Architecture, Sexuality and Culture Resources Guide for more of their work. What are the primary functions […]

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Architecture, Sexuality & Culture: A Primer on the Linkages Between Our Profession and the LGBTQ+ Pride Movement

This guide was created by Catherine Blake, Iva Groudkova, Quen Foster-Patterson and Samantha Cross from our Knowledge Information Management (KIM) group. It explores the legacy of homophobia, legislative progression, and civil rights as they manifest in the built environment at the intersection of housing, transit, density, urban development, decay, and discrimination.         […]

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#DaylightHour 2020: Reflecting on Light

Featured photo courtesy of Jayna McClaran in CRTKL’s Seattle office This year, Daylight Hour fell on Monday, June 22nd from 12-1 pm local time. The #DaylightHour pledge is simple: turn off non-essential lighting for one hour. “Change is at the heart of daylighting,” begins Kyle McGahan, leader of the Lighting Design Studio in CallisonRTKL’s New […]

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Architecture, Race and Culture: a Primer on the Linkages Between our Profession and the Black Lives Matter Movement

This guide was created by Catherine Blake, Iva Groudkova, Quen Foster-Patterson and Samantha Cross from our Knowledge Information Management (KIM) group. It explores the legacy of racism, social movements, and civil rights as they manifest in the built environment at the intersection of housing, transit, density, urban development, decay, and discrimination. Note: For any books […]

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