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How Placemaking Honors People, Culture, and Local Identity

When we approach our projects, we consider culture, history, climate, geography, topography, and the variety of ways people will experience these spaces once they are complete. Our project for the Port of Friday Harbor, Spring Street Landing is a wonderful...
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Happy New Year from RMC!

Wishing you limitless joy in 2022. Thanks to our clients, colleagues, and friends who make every year spectacular. 34 Completed projects 56 New projects 13 New clients 43 Repeat client projects 2 Promotions 16 Grateful staff
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RMC Architects Swept the 2021 AIA Northwest Washington Honor Awards!

The AIA NWW Design Awards acknowledge “the finest standards in sustainability, innovation, inclusion, building performance, and overall integration with client and surrounding community.” Two of our projects were recognized for excellence in architecture and planning: Spring Street Landing at the...
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Ushering in New Leadership

Christopher Mead AIA, LEED AP to Associate. Since joining RMC in 2005, Chris has distinguished himself as an approachable and trusted project leader and mentor. He has worked on a variety of project types for the firm, including the recently...
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A New Future for Old Town

Old Town Although adjunct to downtown Bellingham, Old Town has always had its own identity. Historical buildings, industrial lineage, and the natural setting between land and water give it a diamond in the rough sensibility that provides myriad opportunities for...
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All signs point toward people first at Samish Commons

Earlier this week, Jeff McClure and Bellingham Housing Authority’s Brien Thane gave Bellingham City Council’s Planning & Community Development Committee an update on progress at Samish Commons, the $78 million redevelopment of the condemned Aloha motel on Samish Way that...
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What’s Next?

In January, “breathe” was a reminder to pause for perspective. We were moving at breakneck pace, struggling to keep up and wondering how best to navigate through to 2021— all against the backdrop of what was sure to be an...
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Developing the Front Porch Factor

RMC Architects, in collaboration with social psychologist Dr. Kristi Lemm, Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University, is exploring how architecture and urban planning can strengthen social ties through our Front Porch Factor (FPF) initiative. We are developing a framework...
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From single-family to “neighborhood residential”: Is single-family zoning coming to an end?

“What are you, nuts?” might be the first reaction to the idea of ending single-family zoning, but it shouldn’t be the last. Density, when it’s done well, can create popular, stable neighborhoods characterized by an array of mixed-income housing options,...
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