SMOKEFARM 2013

SMOKEFARM 2013: Talks, Food, Tree Houses, Camping, and Rural Splendor. This summer I was invited to speak at  the Smokefarm Symposium 2013, an event run by the Rubicon Foundation at an former dairy farm just an hour outside Seattle.  It sounded intriguing at first, but I will admit, I...

Trans/Form

Trans|Form (or Anything new can do, Old can do better) By Kathryn Rogers Merlino, Assistant Professor American conservation efforts began in earnest during the 1970s when the phrase “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” was first introduced.  A fact often neglected is that the slogan was...

Istanbul: A City Wi...

During this past spring break I traveled to Istanbul with a CBE colleague, two local developers and two Master of Real Estate graduate students to study how this trans-continental city is dealing with unprecedented urban growth.  This group was the 2012 Runstad Real Estate Research Fellows, ...

Public Space Public ...

Public Space | Public Life Studio on Seattle’s Central Waterfront   Autumn 2011 ARCH 504/LARCH 504  Professors Kathryn R. Merlino and Nancy Rottle “Playing on the Pier” Saturday, October 8th Seattle’s Central Waterfront is heralded as one of the most significant...

Musings on Architect...

Like many, I was hooked on traveling the first time I went abroad.   Alone in a new country, my senses were assaulted at every turn by new languages, sights and smells.  It was intoxicating. Henry Miller said that “one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things,...