december 8, 2006
Mixed-use Project in Seattle Revitalizes Neighborhood
Paul Allen’s Vulcan opens 2200 in South Lake Union
A new mixed-use project in the South Lake Union neighborhood of downtown Seattle opened in November. Called 2200, the project was conceived with the intent to be the catalyst for redeveloping the neglected community north of Seattle’s central business district. Situated on a 2.5-acre, five-sided site and measuring 450,000 square feet, 2200’s three towers consume the largest block in downtown Seattle. The project houses the luxury 160-room Pan Pacific Seattle hotel, a Whole Foods Market, 261 condominiums, and various lifestyle retailers and services.

New Augusta State University Student Activities Center Opens
Design by 2KM Architects and Lord, Aeck & Sargent features glass “atrium street”
Through a public/private venture of the Augusta State University Foundation and the University System of Georgia, students now are enjoying a new 48,000-square-foot, two-story Jaguar Student Activities Center, designed collaboratively by the Augusta firm 2KM Architects, Inc., and the Atlanta office of Lord, Aeck and Sargent.

Pick Me! Eleven Projects Capture Awards in the Volunteer State
AIA Tennessee members demonstrate their architectural excellence through the 11 entries a Charlotte-based jury selected as the chapter’s 2006 Design Awards. The projects represent a diversity of type, from a Modern barn for elephants to a retail optical store to affordable housing, and present the best of the best architecture from the Volunteer State.

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