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Design Perspectives: Bassetti’s sunny activism and imagination will be missed

What would Seattle be without Pike Place Market and Westlake Park?

We take them for granted but we shouldn’t. They are part of a far-reaching urban agenda that owes a lot to Fred Bassetti. He was a shaper of Seattle’s skyline as well as its civic and design culture.

Bassetti died…

Fred Bassetti, architect and shaper of Seattle: An appreciation

Fred Bassetti was central to the shaping of Seattle's skyline and self-image, a player in protecting the Pike Place Market ("an honest place in a phony time") from the ravages of urban redevelopment and the man responsible for distinctive quality architecture on college campuses…

Fred Bassetti designed much of Western's campus 2013-12-06
Major WWU remodel of Carver not funded in state budget

A large remodeling project at Western Washington University did not receive funding in this year's state budget.

Western Washington University proposed a major remodel of Carver Gymnasium. Totaling $69.3 million, the proposed renovation would have added more classrooms and lab spaces…

WWU dedicates Karen W. Morse Hall and SMATE classroom - Board of Trustees recap for June 13, 14 2013-06-17
Nominations open for Western Sustainability Awards 2013-05-21
Discussion at 1 today to cover reducing Western's environmental footprint, expenses 2013-05-20
Work to block parking, delay traffic behind Fraser Hall from 7 to noon Thursday 2013-05-14
News and Views from Facilities - April 2013 2013-04-15
Skagit architect to be honored with museum exhibit

Skagit County architect Henry Klein died last week, but his legacy lives on in many local buildings, including the Mount Vernon City Library and the Skagit County administration building.

The Skagit County Historical Museum in La Conner will host an exhibition of Klein’s work starting…

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