Archive for May, 2012

Fall City 2013 – River: History

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

River: History

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Ferries were developed in Fall City because of the need to cross the Snoqualmie River and access the farm on the other side. The Rutherford brothers built a ferry in 1887, before bridges were erected. Later, ferries and riverboats would transport both humans and goods.

Fall City 2013 – River: Flood

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

River: Flood

RIVER_flood72dpiOn the river or in the river? Through the years the agriculture in Fall City and surrounding areas have greatly benefited from the moderate flood. However, floods with record numbers have increased in frequency.

Fall City 2013 – River: Bridges

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

River: Bridges

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The first bridge over Snoqualmie River in Fall City was a wooden footbridge built in 1889. In 1915, the bridge was replaced by a concrete arch bridge to accommodate automobile crossings. The current SR 202 bridge was built in 1951.


For easy pedestrian access across Snoqualmie River, a pedestrian footbridge has been proposed. The proposal was designed by the late Carroll Vogel of Sahale Bridge Builders.

Fall City 2013 – River: Rafting & Kayaking

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

River: Rafting & Kayaking

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(Fall City to Tolt River Mouth)

Distance: 11 miles; Paddle Time: 4 hours

Rating: Class 1

Hazards: Pilings, sweepers, logjams

Snoqualmie River III rafting route

(Falls to Fall City)

Distance: 4 miles; Paddle Time: 1-2 hours

Rating: Class 2, Class 3 (upstream)

Hazards: Rapids

Fall City 2013 – River: Fish

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

River: Fish

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Fall City’s prime location at the banks of the Snoqualmie River makes fly fishing a popular recreational activity for tourists and locals alike.

Tokul Creek hatchery hatches around 30,000 sea run cut-through each year.

Fall City 2013 – Forest: Lumber

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Forest: Lumber

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Even though much of the lumber industry infrastructure is lost, the language of the buildings is still crucial to the character and development of the community.

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The Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co. Powerhouse and brick stack, even though not in use anymore, are poignant symbols of Fall City’s history as a logging town.

Fall City 2013 – Forest: Habitat

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Forest: Habitat

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Eve While the main industry of Fall City is no longer dependent on the forests, the forests still serve as the town’s “living room”. They shelter local landmarks and maintain their importance to the community.

Restoration of habitat has been a focus in recent years in Fall City, especially along the north bank of the Snoqualmie River. Restoration and protection of indigenous plants are top priority.

Fall City 2013 – Farms

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013


farm_picsFarms: History and Local Signficance


Baxter Farm: The Baxter family are direct descendants of the original settlers who arrived in 1875. In 1882, they were one of three families to start the Hop Growers Association for the valley.

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Fall City Farms: This organic farm opened in 1986. Located in a pleasant rural setting, the farm offers a wide range of activities and events for families, including U-pick fruits, flowers and vegetables,  picnic area, farm tours, animals on view, and seasonal classes and events.

Fall City 2013 – Main Street

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Main Street

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The main street of Fall City, River Street, is the center of many important characteristics like a sidewalk for pedestrians and the cherry blossom trees along the river. Both sides of the street carry heavy traffic and offer opportunities for improvement.

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Fall City 2013 – Wastewater Treatment

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Wastewater Treatment

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Waste water and grey water play a large role in the development and preservation of Fall City. By researching possible treatment solutions, we might have an opportunity to implement ideas that could help the sewage system while promoting a greener and healthier Fall City.

Fall City 2013 – Parks: Activities

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Parks: Activities

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The park is host to a baseball field and horse track. Moreover, the park is a central hub for hiking trails around Fall City.

Fall City 2013 – Parks: History

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Parks: History

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The Snoqualmie people maintained a traditional presence at the mouth of the Raging River. A permanent village was located at this fertile fishing ground and was named Yelhw. The Snoqualmie had many other villages located along the river and its tributaries, including Toltxw in Carnation, as well as established hunting, fishing, and gathering grounds.

Fall City 2013 – Parks: Connection & Restoration

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Parks: Connection & Restoration

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Connection: The park is accessible by car or on foot. Furthermore, the park provides pedestrian access to the river.

Restoration: Restoration efforts have taken place to eradicate evasive plant species. These efforts are funded by the Snoqualmie Tribe and King County.

Fall City 2013 – Community: Events

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Community: Events

community_events72dpiEvents in Fall City, in no particular order:

1. The Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre provides training and experience in creative and performing arts in the Northwest.

2. The 18-hole course at the Twin Rivers Golf Course facility features 5,760 yards of golf.

3. Falls Little League provides a safe, educational and fulfilling experience for children playing baseball and softball.

4. Raging River Riders hosts events like Playdays, trail rides at levels from beginner to advanced, campouts, and holiday parties.

5. Fall City Days parade, sponsored by local businesses, includes horse rides for children and various food / crafts / non-profit booths.


Fall City 2013 – Community: Art

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Community: Art

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An organization called the Fall City Arts hosts a variety of art-related events throughout the year. These events include art, music, and performances. Fall City also has its own art walk along Main Street that showcases local artists’ work.

Fall City 2013 – Community: Youth

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Community: Youth

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Fall City has its own elementary school, middle school, and library. The area includes various sports fields, which host sports camps for youth.

Fall City 2013 – Community: Organizations

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Community: Organizations

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A snapshot of active groups and organizations in Fall City, in no particular order:

1.Chief Kanim Middle School

2. Fall City Arts

3. Citizen Corps

4. King County Fire Protection District 27

5. King County Library System, Fall City Branch

6-7. Fall City Historical Society

8. Fall City Falcons

9. Fall City Metropolitan Parks District

10. Fall City Community Association

11. Snoqualmie Valley Record

12. Snoqualmie Valley Community Network

13. Sno-Valley Senior Center and Adult Day Program

14. Transition Snoqualmie Valley

Fall City 2013 – Crossroads: Regional Assets

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Crossroads: Regional Assets

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Fall City 2013 – Crossroads: Crossings

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

SPRING 2013

Crossroads: Crossings

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper Stickers

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design


Vashon Island’s unofficial campaign to “Keep Vashon Weird” was the inspiration for the development of bumper stickers that reflect the diverse character of the Vashon community.

Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Alexander Thomson

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Alexander Thomson

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Brandon Weyrick

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Brandon Weyrick

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Calvin Tandi

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Calvin Tandi

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Coby Vardy

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Coby Vardy

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Cory Nestor

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Cory Nestor

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers David Kim

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: David Kim

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Emily Andrews

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Emily Andrews

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Jayson Marley

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Jayson Marley

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Lisa Healy

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Lisa Healy

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Mackenzie Sims

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Mackenzie Sims

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Michael Avallone

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Michael Avallone

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Molly Hiatt

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Molly Hiatt

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Nishant Jacob

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Nishant Jacob

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper stickers Vy Nguyen

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Design: Vy Nguyen

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Vashon 2012 – Bumper Sticker pages

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

SPRING 2012

Bumper Sticker Descriptions

Alexander Thomson bumper sticker
Brandon Weyrick bumper sticker
Calvin Tandi bumper sticker
Coby Vardy bumper sticker
Cory Nestor bumper sticker
David Kim bumper sticker
Emily Andrews bumper sticker
Jayson Marley bumper sticker
Lisa Healy bumper sticker
Mackenzie Sims bumper sticker
Michael Avallone bumper sticker
Molly Hiatt bumper sticker
Nishant Jacob bumper sticker
Vy Nguyen bumper sticker

Vashon 2012 – Waterside 1

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

welcome_Final After rendered2SPRING 2012

Vashon Island Ferry Welcome

This project proposes the addition of welcome signage,visitor information, a waiting area, news stand, and directions at the north and south ferry terminals.

Design by: Mackenzie Sims

Vashon 2012 – Waterside 2

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Final Plan_water2SPRING 2012

Island Making

This project proposes to re-open the isthmus between Vashon and Maury Islands to flush out the pollutants from Quartermaster Harbor.

Design by: Alexander Thomson

Vashon 2012 – Waterside 3

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Perspective at bridge 1

Vashon 2012 – Waterside 4

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Perspective at bridge 2

Vashon 2012 – Waterside 5

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

portage_overlay 2SPRING 2012

Portage Store

The Portage Store, a historic hub at the crossing between Vashon and Maury Islands, would be renovated into a small cafe and music venue for the community.

Design by: Emily Andrews

Vashon 2012 – Main Street 1

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

market-afterSPRING 2012

Farmers Market

This project proposes the expansion of the permanent structures at the farmers market using the trusses from the McFeed’s building.

Design by: Nishant Jacob and Vy Nguyen

Vashon 2012 – Main Street 2

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 3

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Market Option B

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 4

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

vashonpharmacystorefront copySPRING 2012

Vashon Pharmacy

This renovation of the facade of the Vashon Pharmacy connects it to its context and enhances its visual identity.

Design by: Nishant Jacob

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 5

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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SPRING 2012

Station Cafe Restoration

Design by: David Kim

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 6

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

bookstoreSPRING 2012

Vashon Books and Kronos

This project suggests a facade renovation involving the local Tile Guild in a mosaic addition.

Design by: Brandon Weyrick

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 7

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

brickbuilding_overlaySPRING 2012

Corner Brick Building

A historic renovation of the original brick facade on a main street commercial building.

Design by: Brandon Weyrick

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 8

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

lumber_gallerySPRING 2012

Lumber Yard

This project proposes two alternatives to the existing blank facade of the lumber yard storage: an art gallery and a market place.

Design by: Brandon Weyrick

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 9

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Market proposal

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 10

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

art_deco_facade2SPRING 2012

Art Deco Facade

A neglected Art Deco building is converted into an ice cream parlor in this project.

Design by: Michael Avellone

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 11

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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SPRING 2012

Furniture Design

To enhance existing street furniture, this project proposes the design of  bicycle racks by community artists.

Design by: Lisa Healy and Coby Vardy

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 12

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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SPRING 2012

Main Street Micro-forest

This project proposes a small forest linked to a pedestrian network that can grow into underused spaces.

Design by: Cory Nestor

Vashon 2012 – Mainstreet 13

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

concertbowlSPRING 2012

Library Concert Bowl

A proposed stage for community events is framed by an addition to the existing library and a landscape berm for seating.

Design by: David Kim

Vashon 2012 – Crossroads 1

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Garage Building_overlay 1SPRING 2012

Center Garage Building

The restoration of the building facade is part of this proposal to either link the building to the adjacent Performing Arts Center or return it to prior industrial use.

Design by: Alexander Thomson

Vashon 2012 – Crossroads 2

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Performing Arts Center proposal

Vashon 2012 – Crossroads 3

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

k2 finalSPRING 2012

K2 Factory Redevelopment

This project proposes the transformation of the former K2 factory building into  mixed use community facility.

Design by: Calvin Tandi and Coby Vardy

Vashon 2012 – Crossroads 4

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

K2Render 3 Final

A perspective of the new South entrance

Vashon 2012 – Crossroads 5

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

K2Render 2 FinalA perspective of the internal pedestrian street

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 1

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Beall Greenhouses

This renovation and expansion of greenhouses built as early as the 1880s addresses food security, housing, alternative energy, community arts, and education.

Design by: Jayson Marley, Lisa Healy, and Emily Andrews

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 2

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Pages Template

Timeline of growth for greenhouse expansion

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 3

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Modern sustainable greenhouse design

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 4

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Beall Greenhouses Agrarian Living

Agrarian living plots at the Beall greenhouses

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 5

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Beall Greenhouses ArtAn interpretive path and art at the Beall greenhouses

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 6

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

chicken house_aerialSPRING 2012

Kvisvik-Martindale Chicken House

This project documented the aging chicken house for a proposal to restore and potentially re-purpose it as artists’ live/work studios.

Design by: Coby Vardy

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 7

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

chicken house_west elevThe West elevation of the chicken house

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 8

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

barn_perspectiveSPRING 2012

Barn Restaurant

Another structure on the Kvisvik-Martindale Farm is an old barn, re-purposed into a restaurant in this proposal.

Design by: Michael Avellone

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 9

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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An axonometric drawing of the new barn restaurant

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 10

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

farmstand mapSPRING 2012

Farm Stand Signage

Simple and consistent signage is proposed for the network of farm stands on Vashon and Maury Islands.

Design by: Vy Nguyen

Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 11

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Vashon 2012 – Farms and Forests 12

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Final After Trail renderedSPRING 2012

Island Center Forest Trail Head

The design for a new welcoming structure and meet up point at a trail head to the nature preserve.

Design by: Mackenzie Sims

Vashon 2012 – Final Book

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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Studio Book


To view the entire final studio book online, please follow this link:

“Vashon 2012 Final Book”

Vashon 2012 – Community Presentation

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

landtrust photo SPRING 2012

Studio presentation

At the end of the quarter, students presented their ideas and hard work to community members at the Vashon Island Land Trust.

Photo credit: Todd Scott

Vashon 2012 – Media

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

SPRING 2012

Media


“What could Vashon be? UW students imagine the possibilities.” Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber article May 1, 2012