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PARK(ing) Day was two weeks ago and we're still reflecting on what a fun, community driven day it was. Special thanks are in order for our partners: Ragen & Associates for the beautiful plants and pots; Southpaw Pizza for providing pizzas at our potluck; Low Income Housing Institute for teaming with us on the benchtable, which found a home at their Georgetown Village.
It was a wonderfully busy day, topped off with a delicious community dinner and an extended presentation of Grace's TED Talk. Check out some of the highlights:
Sneak peek at what we have in store for Parking Day this year, coming up Friday, September 16 (yes, it's the same date as our open house!):
Special thanks to Scratch Deli, Elliott Bay Books and Ragen & Associates!
More information about the 50+ Parklets that will be popping all over Seattle can be found here.
Louis Kahn : The Power of Architecture, at the Bellevue Arts Museum, is hands-down the most inspiring exhibit I’ve seen in many years; and one that made me realize the breadth of Kahn's contribution to the field. Covering projects of all scales, and composed of original sketches, photographs, film, and study models, visitors will get an intimate look at the development of his projects, as well as close collaboration with landscape architects, builders, theorists and engineers. Highlights included the room-sized model of the tetrahedral Philadelphia City Tower project, space-frame models by Robert Le Ricolais, and working sketches of the projects for which Kahn is known. Warning: this exhibit will make you want to sketch and build models.
Schemata Workshop will be hosting a model-building workshop for youth aged 11-16 on Saturday, March 26, in collaboration with the Seattle Architecture Foundation about the design of urban gardens (more information here). We'll be exploring the issues we faced while designing the rooftop garden with Seattle Urban Farming Company at our new space and cohousing community. This got our froggers thinking about their favorite urban gardens in Seattle. Here are some of our staff's well-loved lesser known parks in Seattle we hope you get to visit. Happy exploring!
Abigail's Pick: Seven Hills Park (Capitol Hill)
1514 E Howell St, Seattle, WA 98122
Brian's Pick: Kubota Garden (Rainier Beach)
9817 55th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98178
Grace's Pick: Belltown Cottage Park and P-Patch (Belltown)
2512 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Margaret's Pick: Streissguth Gardens (Capitol Hill)
1640 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Mike's Pick: Loveless Building Courtyard (Capitol Hill)
806 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Mira's Pick: Waterfall Garden Park (Pioneer Square)
219 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Roma's Pick: Federal Courthouse Plaza (Downtown)
700 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
Will's Pick: Guerrila Gardens
*All images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Google Streetview.