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Happy #PrideMonth! Join us in celebrating our LGBTQIA+ communities, and standing in solidarity with our colleagues, friends and partners against discrimination and for justice throughout the year. We all live more freely when all identities are celebrated. We’d also like to spotlight a current Mithun R+D study being led by three designers exploring an approach to gender inclusive design practice and the creation of built environments, free from the harmful gender binary. Kelsi Kaczmarek (they/them), Claire Joseph and Jake Minden (he/him) apply an integrated process to this research from their respective disciplines of Interior Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Stay tuned for more information about the team’s findings. Illustration by Kelsi Kaczmarek.

Posted: 06.24.2022

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With a welcoming west entry along Olmsted-designed Lake Washington Boulevard, the new academic building creates an accessible link between the Bush School’s upper and lower campuses. Bioretention planters collect and treat stormwater as part of the school’s @salmonsafe certification, the first ever among K-12 schools. 📷: @laraswimmer

Posted: 06.10.2022

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Informal study spaces at each end of The Bush School new Upper School corridor feature exposed wood structure, abundant daylight and expansive views, creating a biophilic experience that supports student health and well-being. Classrooms are designed for agile learning with moveable furniture and white boards positioned for student-directed exploration and ideation throughout the space. Efficient all-electric heating and partial cooling is supplemented by natural ventilation and ceiling fans for user control of comfort. 📷: @laraswimmer

Posted: 06.10.2022

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The new Bush School upper campus expansion pays respect to the school’s historic Gracemont academic building (visible in the foreground) in materiality, massing and siting. This modern interpretation of a masonry and wood structure leverages mass timber elements to create an efficient, low-carbon building for the next 100 years. The project is targeting Passive House and net-zero energy certifications. 📷: @laraswimmer

Posted: 06.09.2022