Port of Vancouver shares concepts for Waterfront project

“Graham Baba Architects of Seattle is the main architect for the public marketplace. The company has received several awards for its design of the Washington Fruit & Produce Co. in Yakima, and has worked on a host of other public projects.”

Source: Vancouver Business Journal

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Graham Baba designed PCC location opens its doors in Burien

“The new location, like all of PCC’s recent and upcoming locations, was designed by local firm Graham Baba Architects. The facility is going for LEED v4—a green building certification—with systems to reduce lighting and water consumption.”

Source: Curbed Seattle

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Brett Baba set to give talk in Oslo, Norway

“…This year’s Trekonstruksjonsdagen will take place May 31st at the freshly renovated Christiania Teater in the heart of Oslo. As an arena for getting the latest updates on what is happening in the world of timber architecture, this year’s conference includes a strong representation of internationally recognized architects, engineers and producers…Among others, Brett Baba, from Graham Baba Architects, USA will present their project for the Washington Fruit & Produce Company.” 

Source: Nito

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AIA Redwood Empire NXNC Lecture Series with Graham Baba Architects

“The AIA Redwood Empire NXNC Lecture Series continued on May 3 with "Graham Baba Architects," a talk examining the work of the firm. Jim Graham and Brett Baba, co-founders of Graham Baba Architects, presented the work of the firm, which spans from residences to commercial buildings to community-focused projects.”

Source: Architect Newspaper

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Graham Baba wins 2018 Wood Design Award

"The design was inspired by the heavy timber and diagonal bracing of an abandoned barn nearby. The structure has exposed timber framing, with glulam columns that are pitched and rotated a quarter turn."

Source: Daily Journal of Commerce

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Hospitality Design Write Up on Chophouse Row in Seattle

"Jim Graham of Graham Baba Architects looked to Rome’s architecture for inspiration. “We [wanted] that same spirit, where layers of history are evident, but new work and new ways of living are clearly very modern,” he says."

Source: Hospitality Design

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Prism Write Up on Chophouse Row in Seattle

"Chophouse Row is conceived as a way to merge past, present and future; repurposing existing structures and knitting new and old together in a forward-looking prototype that stimulates and supports its neighborhood."

Source: PRISM

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Washington Fruit & Produce Company Wins WAN’s 2017 Best of Americas Regional Award in Commercial Architecture

"The approach for the new office was to create an inwardly-focused oasis. Freeways and agribusiness are obscured by earth berms and a site wall, placed to direct views toward the basalt hills in the distance. At the heart of the site is a landscaped courtyard onto which most of the project’s occupied spaces are oriented."

Source: World Architecture News

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Washington Fruit & Produce Co. wins 2018 WoodWorks Design Award

"Owners of this premium fruit company wanted the warmth of an all-wood headquarters to contrast the concrete warehouses and packing facilities that also share the land. The result is a beautifully sited and elegantly detailed project that features a variety of wood materials."

Source: WoodWorks

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Graham Baba brings a new community space to a Seattle suburb

"The project’s aim, GBA Principal Jim Graham said, is to create a new “living room for the city” that could anchor the downtown area by harnessing the power of public open space. To fulfill this promise, GBA has deployed a humble brand of architecture, creating a steel post-and-beam structure wrapped in structurally insulated panels and ribbon windows."

Source: Architects Newspaper

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Office Snapshots' 5 Pacific Northwest Firms You Need to Know

"The design creates a multi-sensory environment to enhance productivity: Every single element – including music, scent, refreshment, technology, furniture, meeting facility and amenity has been carefully curated with the goal of improving productivity and work experience."

Source: Office Snapshots

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