Architects Stand with Greta for Urgent Climate Change

Mahlum Architects will join Greta Thunberg in a “Skolstrejk för klimatet” (“School Strike for the Climate”), a Global Climate Strike demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels. On September 20, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces, schools, and homes to join Thunberg and other student activists across the world who are demanding immediate action in addressing the Climate Crisis.

Get the Balance Right: SDF 2019

Since its inception in 2011, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) has given the local community an opportunity to celebrate our rich design landscape and provide a venue for Seattleites, visitors, businesses, and designers to engage in dialogue with one another about how design impacts our lives and our city. Each year, the festival selects a theme for designers to respond to, and this year it’s all about Balance.

NWACUHO 2019 Mid-Level Challenge

Every architect has played with LEGO blocks at some point in their life – and many still do. The simplicity of modular, color-coded blocks lets one inject creativity and beauty with limited, and even then only self-imposed, constraints. So, when asked to develop the Mid-level Challenge for the 2019 NWACUHO (Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers) Conference last February in Portland, Mahlum turned to the venerable block for inspiration and invited housing professionals to develop their ideal student community.

Codifying Mass Timber: Timber 2.0* for Washington State

Washington State is establishing itself as an early leader in mass timber design and construction – a building system that revitalizes rural communities with living wage jobs, fuels economic growth, and provides new high-tech sustainable building materials. Though its use has been previously restricted by International Building Code, recent changes will ensure that new code language and new mass timber building types may be available to designers as early as 2019.