evidence-based design for supportive environments


Hiawatha Arts and Business PARK(ing) Day 2016

Hiawatha Arts and Business PARK(ing) Day 2016 This past September the Hiawatha Art's and Business district turned PARK(ing) Day into a collaborative community affair. It is incredible how even the smallest of parks can foster community togetherness and socialization. We had people of all ages and abilities stopping by to chat, laugh, share refreshments and play!       …
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Summer is for Interns!

The West Studio team welcomes our 2016 Summer Intern; Emily Lange, an aspiring landscape architect, currently enrolled in her first studio at the University of Washington. Emily comes to The West Studio to gain real-world industry experience, to observe the firm’s ongoing work and participate in our in-house research and development. Emily has spent the last six…
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El Centro de la Raza’s Cinco de Mayo

A Community Cultural Celebration El Centro de la Raza (ECDLR) held their 11th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Saturday May 7th, 2016 at the Jefferson Community Center in Seattle. Free and open to the public, it couldn’t have been a more perfect afternoon for a community celebration with clear blue skies and balmy weather that…
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8 Benefits of Outdoor Play Spaces

Well-designed outdoor play spaces directly benefit child development and creativity. Here are just 8 of the numerous benefits: Outdoor play spaces provide an outlet for different types of play including function/motor development, construction, socio-dramatic, and games with rules. They allow children to connect with nature and develop a relationship with the world around them. They help…
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