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August 5, 2012

FallCity 2013 – History

SPRING 2013 Fall City Fall City is an unincorporated rural town in King County, located along the Snoqualmie River. The Fall City Masonic Hall, built in 1985, is the tallest structure in Fall City.


May 30, 2012

Fall City 2013 – River: History

SPRING 2013 River: History 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

SPRING 2013 River: Flood On 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

SPRING 2013 River: Bridges 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…


Fall City 2013 – River: Rafting & Kayaking

SPRING 2013 River: Rafting & Kayaking Snoqualmie River II rafting route (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

SPRING 2013 River: Fish 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

SPRING 2013 Forest: Lumber 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. J 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…


Fall City 2013 – Forest: Habitat

SPRING 2013 Forest: Habitat 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…


Fall City 2013 – Farms

SPRING 2013 Farms: 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. J Fall City Farms: This organic farm opened in 1986. Located in a pleasant rural…


Fall City 2013 – Main Street

SPRING 2013 Main Street 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. J


Fall City 2013 – Wastewater Treatment

SPRING 2013 Wastewater Treatment 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

SPRING 2013 Parks: Activities 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

SPRING 2013 Parks: History 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…


Fall City 2013 – Parks: Connection & Restoration

SPRING 2013 Parks: Connection & Restoration 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

SPRING 2013 Community: Events Events 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…


Fall City 2013 – Community: Art

SPRING 2013 Community: Art 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

SPRING 2013 Community: Youth 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

SPRING 2013 Community: Organizations 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…


Fall City 2013 – Crossroads: Regional Assets

SPRING 2013 Crossroads: Regional Assets


Fall City 2013 – Crossroads: Crossings

SPRING 2013 Crossroads: Crossings


April 30, 2012

Fall City 2013 – Crossroads: Western Crossing

SPRING 2013 Crossroads: Western Crossing


Fall City 2013 – Western Crossing: Community Center Connection

SPRING 2013 Western Crossing: Community Center Connection


Fall City 2013 – Western Crossing: Community Center Connection

SPRING 2013 Western Crossing: Pedestrian Crossing Text


Fall City 2013 – Western Crossing: Community Center Connection

SPRING 2013 Western Crossing: Community Center Connection


Fall City 2013 – Western Crossing: Community Center Connection

SPRING 2013 Community Center Connection: Alleyway Events


Fall City 2013 – Western Crossing: Quigley Park

SPRING 2013 Quigley Park: Area Map


Fall City 2013 – Western Crossing: Prescott House

SPRING 2013 Western Crossing: Prescott House


Fall City 2013 – Western Crossing: 335th Pl SE & River St.

SPRING 2013 Western Crossing: 335th Pl SE & River St. Text


Fall City 2013 – Western Crossing: Sidewalk & Paving

SPRING 2013 Western Crossing: Sidewalk & Paving Treatment


Fall City 2013 – Crossroads: Central Crossing

SPRING 2013 Crossroads: Central Crossing


Fall City 2013 – Central Crossing: Interstitial Connectivity

SPRING 2013 Interstitial Connectivity The community market is a commercial structure that can support daily, weekly, or yearly events like farmers markets and commercial space for local artists. The space includes an indoor flexible space that allows for movement within and around various tables for vendors and an outdoor lawn space for temporary tents. When…


Fall City 2013 – Central Crossing: Interstitial Connectivity cont…

SPRING 2013 Interstitial Connectivity: Farmers Market The market structure is built of reclaimed local wood. Instead of it being pristine, the structure reflects the materials found around Fall City. The market is meant to be a protected space that can be closed when not in use, but at the same time it is meant to…


Fall City 2013 – Central Connection: Pedestrian Connection cont…

SPRING 2013 Pedestrian Connection 3. Street Renovation – Through a series of interventions that organize parking, prioritize on pedestrian access and circulation, and introduce a more coherent landscape plan, the streets of downtown Fall City are more walkable and facilitate better community spaces.


Fall City 2013 – Central Crossing: Interstitial Connectivity cont…

SPRING 2013 Interstitial Connectivity: Storefront Renovations One example of a storefront renovation is this existing building, located across from the Farmhouse Market. It is repainted with horizontal wood siding, drawing from other buidings in the area like the Prescott House and the Roadhouse. More traditional and consistent windows are added along with a porch that…


Fall City 2013 – Central Crossing: Interstitial Connectivity

SPRING 2013 Interstitial Connectivity: Farmhouse Market The main changes done to the Farmhouse market include making it into more of a community hub due to its location across from the new pedestrian bridge. Its side along the main street has a community board where people can find out about local events. Windows are added along…


Fall City 2013 – Central Crossing: Alley Connection cont…

SPRING 2013 Alley Connection


Fall City 2013 – Central Crossing: Alley Connection

SPRING 2013 Alley Connection To create different layers of events and uses in the alley throughout the day and during special events, such as Fall City Nightz. Interventions include permeable pavings for pedestrians and trucks, outdoor seating areas and removal of fences, moving electrical cables to underground and creating a double framed structure that acts…


Fall City 2013 – Central Connection: Alley Connection cont…

SPRING 2013 Alley Connection


Fall City 2013 – Central Connection: Alley Connection cont…

SPRING 2013 Alley Connection: Corner The idea is to create a community corner that allows residents to gather and/or showcase their artistic talents. One way is by reusing the empty building lot as a community space with room for workshop, gallery and stage that opens up to the alley and corner park during events and…


Fall City 2013 – Central Connection: Pedestrian Connection

SPRING 2013 Pedestrian Connection An overarching strategy to the central connection is activating the main axes of River St. and 336th Place through the intervention of pedestrian-oriented projects:


Fall City 2013 – Central Connetion: Pedestrian Connection cont…

SPRING 2013 Pedestrian Connection 1. Central Pedestrian “Piazza” – Closing the street space between the market and firearms shop on selective occasions reinforces this street crossing as central to a pedestrian-centered downtown Fall City.


Fall City 2013 – Central Connection: Pedestrian Connection cont…

SPRING 2013 Pedestrian Connection 2. Pedestrian Footbridge – This truss footbridge allows a connection directly into the heart of central Fall City river front, and the alignment with 336th Place facilitates a better connection between the two sides of the river.


Fall City 2013 – Crossroads: East Crossing

SPRING 2013 Crossroads: East Crossing


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Site Plan

SPRING 2013 East Crossing Site Plan


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Bridge

SPRING 2013 East Crossing: Bridge This bridge location makes use of Fall City’s current landscape, avoiding destructive work, and responds to the pedestrian activity on different levels. By connecting directly to the main street, users will have the opportunity to connect directly to the  north side of the river without any level change, and also…


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Bridge cont…

SPRING 2013 East Crossing: Bridge – Section The East Connection protects the essence of Fall City, with a timber form reflecting the characteristic of the town and its low and minimal profile, preserving views to the landscape while offering new vistas for pedestrians who cross the river. The relationship of the river and the community…


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Community Eco Life

SPRING 2013 East Crossing: Community Eco Life


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Community Eco Life cont…

SPRING 2013 East Crossing: Community Eco Life – Resilient Wetland


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Community Eco Life cont…

SPRING 2013 East Crossing: Community Eco Life – Bus Stop Connector


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Community Eco Life cont…

SPRING 2013 East Crossing: Community Eco Life – Corner Space Activatin


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Renovation

SPRING 2013 Renovation: Eco-Center This structure encompasses multiple necessities of Fall City. The buildng acts as a public restroom where waste is treated, renewably, through a greenhouse. The greenhouse also houses classroom / exhibit space for Fall City. The building seeks to establish Fall City as a center of environmental awareness.


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Renovation cont…

SPRING 2013 Renovation: Cafe This renovation turns an important junction of Fall City into a landmark for locals and visitors. In addition, the cafe would act as a hub for Fall City activities and meetings.


Fall City 2013 – East Crossing: Renovation cont…

SPRING 2013 Renovation: Tree House This work seeks to project the tree house vernacular into a public forum. The structure provides scenic vistas into the greater Fall City area and instructs users of environmental systems and ecologies.


April 2, 2012

Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt Design

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design As a first exercise in getting to know Fall City, the students were asked to make a virtual visit to Fall City on-line and in the library. The students then designed a souvenir t-shirt that depicted the character they perceived.


April 1, 2012

Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Anne Le

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Anne Le


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Ann Fu

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Ann Fu


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Bryn Kepler

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Bryn Kepler


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Hong Truong

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Hong Truong


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Ivy Wang

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Ivy Wang


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Kyle Francis

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Kyle Francis


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Laura Kariono

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Laura Kariono


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Lindsey Mills

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Lindsey Mills


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Marc David

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Marc David


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Melanie Stepanicich

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Melanie Stepanicich


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Ole Johnson

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Ole Johnson


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Yezi Dai

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Yezi Dai


Fall City 2013 – T-Shirt design Keri Woltz

SPRING 2013 T-Shirt Design: Keri Woltz