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Shaping Seattle Architecture

Shaping Seattle Architecture, edited by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, was awarded the Heritage Public Award from Historic Seattle.

This wonderful book celebrates a wide range of people who helped form the region's built environment. This second edition provides updated information about many of the architects and firms profiled in the first edition and includes essays on the buildings of the Coast Salish people, who inhabited Puget Sound prior to Euro-American settlement; the role that architects played in speculative housing developments before and after World War II; and the vernacular architecture built by nonprofessionals that make up a portion of the fabric of the city.

Shaping Seattle Architecture

Edited by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner

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Check out our new Fall 2015 catalog!

The University of Washington Press announces a new Northwest Writers Fund, established to support regional nonfiction. To contribute to the fund or for more information, please contact Beth Fuget (206-616-0818,

New to Seattle? These books provide a great introduction to your new city.

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