16th Annual Design Charrette
26-30 March 2001

The Admiral neighborhood in West Seattle has a small-town feel, with a vibrant commercial core and well-maintained residential areas. Neighborhood planners conceived the charrette  to generate public dialogue about development priorities.

This week-long charrette involved the planners, West Seattle High School students, design professionals, and UW students in art, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, education, and social work.

At a community meeting of business persons and residents, the design teams proposed:

Some of the drawings produced at the charrette were incorporated into the Neighborhood Design Guidelines.

This charrette was funded by the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.  Graduate research assistants for this project included Jim Borgford-Parnell (education) and Christina Merkelbaum (architecture).

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