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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,...

Olympic High School Starts Construction

Construction has started on the new Olympic High School in Kitsap County.  This picture shows the center portion of the school demolished, with the gymnasium wing in the background.  School is still in session using the remaining gymnasium and classroom wings, and the Trojans will...

Sundberg and Miller – Building Orphanages in Tanzania

Rick Sundberg, along with builder and longtime collaborator Terry Miller, are in Tanzania this month kick-starting construction of an orphanage in the small town of Lutukira (near Songea, if you want to see it on a map)....

New Year, New Office!

December 10, 2015 SKL is proud to announce the opening of its Minneapolis Office Branch, aka SKL-MOB. This office will be run by Jeremy Imhoff, AIA, a licensed Minnesotan Architect, whose projects include Chophouse Row and Texas Art House, and will be running our vast array...

Chophouse Row in the News

June 11, 2015 Chophouse Row was featured in the Design Perspectives section of the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce! Along with a quick retelling of the site's history, the article brings readers into the building, to see its old bones and new skin, praising its reuse/recycle construction as...

Chophouse Row nears completion

Our Chophouse Row project nears completion in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. At the center of the project is "the mews," a pedestrian alley that ties together old and new architecture, and provides a respite from the busy streets of Capitol Hill. See the CHS Blog write-up....