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Mar 4, 2019
Langley’s Second Street on Whidbey Island revitalized by Framework and team

We share with you the revitalization of Second Street in downtown Langley, WA on Whidbey Island, a project designed by Seattle-based Framework Cultural Peacemaking in collaboration with KPG and the City of Langley.

Langley is a city in Island County, on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage.

Aided by intensive community collaboration, Framework and team produced a design strategy that integrates art, landscape, civic buildings, stores, and a web of narrow pedestrian routes that connect the town, strengthening community and business simultaneously.

Second Street in downtown Langley, WA on Whidbey Island,

Photos by Harley Pan

The Second Street project highlights Framework’s unique combination of expertise in parking, design, the arts, economic development, and community building through public spaces. The Second Street project started as a project to rebuild 100-year old infrastructure and resulted in twice as much public space for people.

How was this done? By eliminating 13 parking spaces and with strong public support. A parking study was completed a year in advance of the project design to inform community decision-making about how to allocate space in the public right-of-way. When provided information and visualizations on the trade-offs between parking and public space the community chose public space.

Framework has a national parking and mobility practice focused on supporting thriving Downtown’s, Urban Districts, Neighborhoods and access to recreation areas. Current Framework clients include the Tahoe Transportation District in Lake Tahoe, Redmond, WA, Charleston, SC, Columbus, OH and soon to be Oklahoma City, OK. Please see the additional text below on Second Street Plaza.

Second Street Langley, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

Photography: Harley Pan

The Second Street Plaza was also a recipient of the APA Great Places in Washington Award this past fall in the Small scale category.

Second Street Plaza
Langley, WA

The Second Street Plaza was developed as part of the adaptive reuse of the former Langley Fire Station and the redevelopment of Second Street. The plaza is connected to pedestrian alleys that provide linkages to First Street to the North and Third Street to the South. The former Langley Fire Station building is current used for a glass art studio + retail shop that spills out into the plaza and increase activity at the plaza. Landscaping is designed and maintained by the Langley Main Street Program.

The plaza is very active on a typical day from the active retail and restaurant uses on Second Street and human-scaled design elements that invite people to linger. Fixed seat walls define the plaza space from the vehicular travel lanes and protect the landscaping and rotating public art installations. The plaza also features moveable tables, chairs, and umbrellas, large planters, artistic and programmable LED lighting on the seat walls, decorative paving, and pedestrian way-finding medallions.

May 12, 2017
Charles Smith Wines Jet City, 1136 S Albro Pl, Seattle, WA 98108
Design: Olson Kundig Architects
Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle
photograph : Kevin Scott and Nic Lehoux

Winery Building in Washington

Aug 12, 2013
Washington State University Visitor Center, USA
Design: Olson Kundig Architects
Washington State University Visitor Center
image from architect

Construction is underway on the new Washington State University visitor center designed by the design-build team, Olson Kundig Architects and Sellen Construction. Located on the west edge of the WSU campus in Pullman, Washington, the 4,277 square-foot visitor center will provide visitor information and orientation to WSU and the Palouse region, an overview of student culture and alumni history, and an introduction to university research activities.

Oct 15, 2012
Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
Design: Weiss/Manfredi
Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
photograph © Iwan Baan

Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
The Olympic Sculpture Park has transformed a nine-acre industrial site into open and vibrant green space for art. This new waterfront park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.

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May 29, 2013
Pine Forest Cabin, Winthrop, Okanogan County, north Washington
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Pine Forest Cabin in Washington
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Pine Forest Cabin
In order to meet the client’s budget goals, an efficient plan and cost effective selection of building materials reduced construction costs and led to the simple box design. The use of sheet materials both inside and out maximized material efficiency while emphasizing the simplicity of the cabin’s form.

May 27, 2013
Capitol Hill Residence, Seattle, north west Washington
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Capitol Hill Residence Seattle
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Capitol Hill Residence
With a compact form and several integrated sustainable systems, this residence achieves the client’s goals to maximize the site’s views and resources while responding to its microclimate. The roof rainwater collects into a steel entry water feature, day light penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot, and exterior mounted mechanical shades can prevent excessive heat gain.

May 25, 2012
Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, north west Washington
Olson Kundig Architects
Foss Waterway Seaport Tacoma Washington building
image from architects

Foss Waterway Seaport
Work starts on the historic rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s premier maritime heritage, education and recreation center. When building rehabilitation is completed, the new 45,000 sqft public facility will feature an expansive maritime heritage museum, compelling indoor program spaces, a heritage boat building shop and the “Discovery Wharf” children’s learning center.

Feb 17, 2011
Bellevue Botanical Garden Buildings
Olson Kundig Architects
Bellevue Botanical Garden
image © Olson Kundig Architects

Bellevue Botanical Garden Building

Washington State Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Washington Buildings, USA. We cover completed Washington buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the state.

Major Washington Building Designs, alphabetical:

Cedar Park House, Seattle
Peter Cohan, Architect
Cedar Park House Seattle
picture : Lara Swimmer Photography

Cedar Park House

East of Market House, Seattle
COOP15, Architects
Enatai House Bellevue
photo © Gregg Krogstad

East of Market House

First & McGraw, Seattle
COOP15, Architects
First & McGraw Washington
photo © Lara Swimmer

First & McGraw

House in the Trees, Preston
COOP15, Architects
House in the Trees
photo © Lara Swimmer

House in the Trees

L2Q House, Seattle
Peter Cohan, Architect
L2Q House Seattle
image : Thomas M. Barwick Photography

L2Q House

Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham
Olson Kundig Architects
Lightcatcher Building Whatcom Museum Design
image : Benjamin Benschneider

Lightcatcher Building, Whatcom County

Medina Pool House Pavilion
COOP15, Architects
Medina Pool House Pavilion Washington
photo © Lara Swimmer

Medina House

Mercer Island House, King County
COOP15, Architects
Mercer Island House
photo © Jamie Cobeldick

Mercer Island House

St Ignatius Church, Seattle
Steven Holl Architects
Chapel of St Ignatius
photo courtesy Marialaura Polignano

St Ignatius Chapel

Seattle Civic Center
Foster + Partners
Seattle Civic Center
picture : narinder sagoo_foster partners

Seattle Civic Square

Seattle Public Library
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Washington building
building photo : Philippe Ruault

Seattle Public Library

Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Wing Luke Asian Museum
image : Lara Swimmer

Wing Luke Asian Museum building

More Washington Buildings online soon

Major Washington Building Developments, no images, alphabetical:

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, west Washington
Steven Holl Architects

Delta Shelter, Mazama, north Washington
Tom Kundig Architect

Escala, Seattle
MulvannyG2 Architecture

Experience Music Project, Seattle

Gehry Partners

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, west Washington
MulvannyG2 Architecture

Olive 8, Seattle
MulvannyG2 Architecture with Gluckman Mayner Architects

The Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum
Weiss Manfredi Architects

School of Business – University of Washington, Seattle
LMN Architects

Seattle Art Museum

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates

Seattle Grand Hyatt Hotel

MulvannyG2 Architecture

Studio House, Seattle
Tom Kundig Architect

“The Brain” Studio, Seattle
Tom Kundig Architect

The Hotrod House, Seattle
Tom Kundig Architect

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Oregon Architecture

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Canadian Architecture

Rem Koolhaas Architect

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