Three women in built environment

From AIA Seattle: Following two years of convening conversations with Seattle's Office of Community Planning and Development on investment in our communities of need, AIA Seattle's Diversity Roundtable brings together three women leaders in built environment to talk about how their investment in cultural...

SKL project featured in LBC Framework for Affordable Housing

Othello Square Affordable Housing Building is featured in the updated version of the Living Building Challenge Framework for Affordable Housing.  Access to healthy, sustainable building materials, renewable energy and quality water sources is as much an environmental as well as a social justice issue for...

Chophouse Row featured on AIA National website

ChopHouse Row was recently featured on the AIA National website as an example of outcomes that "reflect AIA’s qualities of resilience." This adaptive-reuse project knits together an entire block of disparate buildings via new pedestrian corridors and connections between old and new space to create...

OHS Grand Opening Video

We are proud to join Olympic High School in celebrating the grand opening of its new 96,000 SF centerpiece, which includes a prominent new entry, classrooms, technical labs, and a 450 seat performing arts theatre. Designed by SKL for the Central Kitsap School District,...

“Holy cow, look at this place!”

A look at Olympic High School: before and after. The school district hired SKL to give OHS a new 96,000 SF centerpiece, which includes a prominent new Entry, Classrooms, Technical Labs, and a 450 seat performing arts Theatre. Central to the scheme is a two story...

Opening of Sanctuary: Design for Belonging Exhibition

SKL's proposal "Seattle Resource Hubs" is featured in an exhibit at the Center for Architecture and Design - Sanctuary:Design for Belonging. The proposal, which was originally entered in the "Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities" competition, sought to answer the question "what does a Sanctuary City...

DJC 2018 A/E Perspectives Survey of Firms

SKL principal John Kennedy answered questions from the DJC about his firm and trends and issues in the industry. Q: What can architects, developers and government do to make Seattle more livable and sustainable? A: The United Nations just came out with a report demanding “unprecedented changes”...

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...

Westside School in Retrofit Magazine

One of our favorite stories of transformation! An outdated 1970s-era church is resurrected as a sustainable, modern educational facility. You can read the story of SKL's adaptive reuse design of Westside School (Seattle, WA) School in the current (September/October) Education issue of Retrofit magazine. Read the article...

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...

Othello Square selected for ILFI Affordable Housing Pilot

The Othello Square Affordable Homeownership Building (Building D) has been selected as a Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Project. https://living-future.org/affordable-housing/ https://living-future.org/affordable-housing-othello-square/...

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....