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South King Tool Library Always Looking for Volunteers

Add some SKL design and tender-love-&-care to two donated shipping containers and out comes a tool library!  South King Tool Library in Federal Way is always looking for volunteers and donations, especially while they await final approval to serve south King and north Pierce counties....

SKL Wins Award in “Displaced” Design Competition

Design in Public and AIA Seattle announced SKL their second place winner in their "Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities" competition! The competition, which received entries from teams  from 14 countries representing 7 design disciplines, sought to answer the question "what does a Sanctuary City look...

First Day of School at Oly!

After one hot, busy summer, the first day of school at Olympic High School was a surprise for many students: a shiny new and improved commons. Bright faces greeted old friends and new surroundings. Although there's more to come for the students (construction continues behind...

Summer and SKL

In the summer, we gather. Time together to share what's important: family, friends, food, sun, sea & sky. Our community. Our home....

SKL Affordable Housing Design Approved

SKL presented the Othello Square Affordable Homeownership Building for EDG approval Tuesday evening -"Very easy to review because the design options are grounded in human need. . ." Designed with the community in mind, the building will offer homes for families making 80% or less...

Rick Sundberg Featured in Arcade

Hot off the presses- "Embedded in Memory", a series of sketches from Rick Sundberg, are included in Seattle's Spring 2018 Arcade Magazine....

Sketch of the Week – 6/1/18

Facade study by Gladys Ly-Au Young for the Othello Square Affordable Homeownership Building, a limited equity co-op adjacent to the Othello light rail station....

Big Truss Installed at Olympic HS

Korsmo Construction has just installed the 130' long, 8' tall "big truss" at Olympic High School.  It will support angled roof monitors that will bring daylight into the student commons space....

Sketch of the Week- 3/16/18

This project, called the Ricker Building, is a collaboration between John Kennedy and his son Jack, who was 5 years old at the time.  Still looking for an enlightened developer to realize our vision....

Grand Opening- New Entry Plaza at Lewis and Clark Law School

On March 19th, Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland will inaugurate its new entry plaza, designed by Rick Sundberg, complete with lit benches representing the 9 supreme court justices, split 4 to 5, of course, around the entry path.   https://law.lclark.edu/...

Chophouse Row Highlighted by Urban Land Institute

Chophouse Row, an adaptive re-use project in Seattle's Capitol Hill, designed by John Kennedy, along with his friends at Graham/Baba, was highlighted by the Urban Land Institute as a case study for visionary urban design.  For more, you can go here https://casestudies.uli.org/chophouse-row/, or , to see...

Sketch of the Week – 3/9/18

Sketch by Rick Sundberg.  First person to name the place gets the drink of your choice, at the bar of your choice....

An Expanded Campus for Seattle’s Pratt Fine Arts Center

SKL has been hired by Daniels Real Estate to design a campus expansion for the Pratt Fine Arts Center, with housing above.  Early design guidance plans have been presented to the City of Seattle's Design Review Board, which has approved the project to move forward. ...

A New Concept in Affordable Housing for Seattle

Gladys Ly-Au Young, Principal at SKL, discusses plans for a Limited Equity Co-Op at Othello Square with interested community members.  Similar to a condo, Limited Equity Co-Ops allow people to purchase housing (in the form of shares) at an affordable price.  In return for the...

Following in Thiry’s Footsteps

SKL is once again following in Paul Thiry's footsteps.  First, at the Frye Art Museum, and now at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, where new Admissions, Career Services, Classrooms, and an Entry Plaza are underway.   Image shows Gantenbein Hall (aka "the fishbowl") newly...

SKL Opens Tokyo Branch Office

SKL is proud to announce the opening of its Tokyo branch office, headed by Nicole Lew.  Office hours are Monday to Wednesday, 4pm to 12pm PST....

Olympic High School Receives PSE Grant

Olympic High School, currently under construction, has been awarded a $122,000 Conservation Grant Agreement from Puget Sound Energy for its remarkably low energy use.  Based on PSE's predictive modeling, the proposed building will use 70% less energy than code allows.  Thanks to Ecotope mechanical engineers,...