UPDATE: Seattle Architect Foundation exhibit to feature Gelotte Hommas

The Seattle Architecture Foundation is hosting their 14th Annual Architecture Model Exhibit, where Gelotte Hommas will be one of the featured exhibits. We are particularly excited to showcase this particular project as there could not be a better fit for the SAF theme this year of  “Transitions: Transforming Place, Process, and Practice”. The event outlines what …

An Architect’s Simple Solution for Japanese Disaster Survivors

It’s impossible to watch the news these days and not be affected by the horrifying disasters that have hit Japan, and are still unfolding. We were interested to see the very innovative response from acclaimed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. He’s famous for using paper to build extremely sturdy buildings that are also inexpensive to erect. The …

Architecture-Inspired Carved Pumpkin Wins Contest

While Gelotte Hommas Architecture project manager Curt Peterson’s “Gatekeeper” pumpkin sculpturedidn’t make the final cut, an amazing architecture-inspired carved pumpkin won This Old House’s 2010 pumpkin-carving contest based on user voting and editorial judgment. This haunted carousel carved pumpkin created by Karyn T. of Fort Worth, Tex., was a hit with the home improvement magazine’s readers and judges and took home the …

Vote for Gelotte Hommas Wild Pumpkin Design

Gelotte Hommas Architecture needs your vote to help project manager Curt Peterson win a pumpkin design contest sponsored by This Old House. Curt’s pumpkin sculpture, “The Gatekeeper,” appears as one of the magazine’s 99 Wild Pumpkins competing for a spot in the Top 25, which will be announced online Oct. 29. The #1 pumpkin design will be chosen by the editors …

Responsive Architecture Hot Topic at 2010 Solar Decathlon

Responsive architecture, or buildings that adapt to different environmental conditions, was a hot topic at the 2010 Solar Decathlon, the annual collegiate competition that focuses on solar power and green building techniques. Held this year in Madrid, Spain, Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus took top honors for its innovative 100% solar-powered, zero-energy model home. How did they do it? Smart use of …

Curtis Gelotte in October Seattle Homes & Lifestyles

Gelotte Hommas Architecture’s own Curtis Gelotte is featured in the October 2010 “Scene” in the newSeattle Homes & Lifestyles for an appearance at the 2010 Auction of Washington Wines in August. Mr. Gelotte joined SH&L staffers at the auction weekend’s Barrel Auction and Picnic with the Winemakers at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash. The event raised raised $1.4 million for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s …

Stimulus for Architecture Students

We found an interesting commentary in ArchitectMagazine.com on a particularly poignant predicament being faced by today’s architecture students upon graduating into an job environment rife with recession pains. As editor Ned Cramer writes, “Job stats for building design and construction look even worse than the national average. A survey by AIA Nevada, for instance, reports …