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2008

Twenty arts projects funded by Tacoma Arts Commission (Dec. 23)

2009-2010 funding application for individual artists now available (Dec. 1)

Get involved in the arts - volunteer for the Tacoma Arts Commission (Dec. 1)

City seeking artist to commission work for Center for Urban Waters (Nov. 24)

Tacoma arts and culture hard at work in November (Oct. 23)

Landmarks Preservation Commission announces 2008 Preservation Award winners (Oct. 22)

Get involved in Tacoma’s architectural heritage—volunteer for commission (Oct. 20)

Call to artists for downtown building project (Oct. 13)

2009 funding application for community-based Arts Projects now available (Sep. 25)

Local arts advocates honored with AMOCAT Arts Awards (Sep. 22)

Call to visual, performing, spoken word artists for Art Slam (Sep. 15)

City of Tacoma employees, family members exhibit artistic talents (Jun. 17)

Call to artists: Tacoma public artist registry (Jun. 5)

Call to Tacoma artists: Share your art with the world (Apr. 25)

City of Tacoma iconic public art pieces get a facelift (Mar. 21)

Landmarks Preservation Commission to consider historic preservation ordinance updates (Feb. 7) 

Get involved in Tacoma ’s heritage – Volunteers needed for commission (Jan. 11)

 

2007

Get involved in the arts - volunteer for the Tacoma Arts Commission (Dec. 18)

Art at Work month illuminates November (Oct. 16)

Artists called to participate in Art at Work Slam (Sept. 28)

Arts Projects funding application now available (Sept. 28)

Three local groups honored with AMOCAT arts awards (Sept. 19)

City of Tacoma employees, family members exhibit artistic talents (June 21)

Twelve anchor organizations funded by Tacoma Arts Commission (April 18)

Tour Tacoma's Past to Celebrate Preservation Month (April 18)

Get involved in the arts - volunteer for the Tacoma Arts Commission (April 4)

Sixteen artists funded by Tacoma Arts Commission 
(Mar. 14)

Tacoma's architectural heritage seeks volunteer for Commission (Mar. 9)

Get involved in Tacoma's architectural heritage--volunteer for Commission
(Feb. 2)

2006

Art at Work month illuminates November (10/19/06)

Arts Projects applications available, now for more than non-profits (10/4/06)

Three local groups selected to receive AMOCAT art awards (10/4/06)

Landmarks Commission to consider three nominations, name change (6/12/06)

Landmarks Preservation Commission announces 2006 award winners (6/7/06)

Tour Tacoma's Past to Celebrate Historic Preservation Month (4/24/06)

Resolution would add buildings to register of historic places (3/26/06)

Seventeen art projects funded by Tacoma Arts Commission (3/24/06)

Landmarks Preservation Commission to consider two nominations  (2/17/06)

Get involved in Tacoma's architectural heritage - volunteer for commission (2/16/06)

Council may add buildings to Tacoma Register of Historic Places (1/27/06)

Council scheduled to vote on historic designation for Kalakala (1/22/06)

2005

Landmarks Commission to consider three nominations (11/30/05)

Excite your senses through Tacoma Artists' Month (10/31/05)

Get involved in Tacoma’s architectural heritage—volunteer for commission (9/13/05)

City Council seeks volunteers for Tacoma Arts Commission (6/1/05)

Landmarks Preservation Commission to consider new historic preservation ordinances at June 8 public hearing (5/25/05)

Landmarks Commission announces 2005 Preservation Award winners (5/20/05)

Council may add buildings to Tacoma Register of Historic Places (4/29/05)

Tacoma Arts Commission announces funding awards to support artists and arts organizations in Tacoma (4/13/05)

Tacoma dedicates public art March 12 (3/8/05)

Get involved in Tacoma's architectural heritage--volunteer for commission (1/20/05)

Projects

University of Idaho Student Design Projects

For the past two years, senior architecture students at the University of Idaho have traveled to Tacoma to work on design projects for various districts.  Design projects have ranged from neighborhood visioning, to urban design, urban infill, and adaptive reuse projects. 

Many people have asked for copies of these projects, so below are links to electronic versions (PDF). 

2006

In the fall of 2006, University of Idaho architecture students worked on design projects involving the Lincoln District and Brewery District. Due to the size of the document, it has been divided into several files.

1.  Cover, Table of Contents and Introduction

2.  Brewery District Projects
     Brewery District
- plan map showing project locations
     Pacific Landing - infill
     Brewery Plaza - infill
     City Stables Building - historic rehabilitation

3.  Lincoln-International District Projects
     Making Place:  Plan and Facade Renovation - planning
     Lincoln Art Center - infill
     Lincoln Science Center - infill
     Lincoln Crossing - infill
     Multifamily Housing - infill
     Lincoln Library - infill
     Tacoma Mocha Internet Cafe - infill
     Lincoln Police Substation - infill

2007

In 2007, the students focused on the McKinley Hill neighborhood.  The final project document will be posted here when available.  The projects were presented at a neighborhood meeting in December.  Below are the final printed products from that project.

  1. Cover and Introduction
  2. McKinley Hill Streetscape
  3. Community Within a Community (multi-family housing)
  4. McKinley Heights (mixed-use)
  5. McKinley Co-op (mixed-use)
  6. McKinley Square (mixed-use)
  7. McKinley Apartments (rehabilitation/infill housing)
  8. Rohn Apartments (multi-family housing)
  9. McKinley's Bright Tomorrow (mixed-use)
  10. McKinley 21 (rehabilitation, community center, housing)
  11. Terraced Abode (mixed-use)
  12. Hilltop View (mixed-use)
  13. Campfire Cinemas (mixed-use housing/cinema)
  14. VFW Park (park/public art)
  15. Conclusion

2009

For 2008, the students are focusing on the MLK Jr. Way Business District.  Their work will be available here when it is completed, most likely in Spring 2010.

For more information, please contact Professor Anne Marshall at 208.885.2891 or annem"at"uidaho.edu.