Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sketch Up Download

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Never used sketchup before? Here are some tip videos from their website to help you learn!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Layout of Tower Core

The Central Tower Core Plan is located below and on the Flickr Account . Izaac has provided dimensions and highlights on access to the core. This is important information for all groups.

The floor plate size will need to be designed to the areas described in the previous post at a minimum.


The ORANGE highlighted doorways needs to have easy and direct access from ALL floors. The YELLOW highlighted doorway is the medical elevator which needs to be inside the medical room on the first floor. The PURPLE doorway needs to be accessible but can be accessible from ANY room. It's only for mechanical purposes. The only room w/out an X through it is a mechanical shaft, along with area behind stairs.

Remember: TIME is CRITICAL

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Spa Link

Check out this Spa in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
See Link Below and in the Links Section.

Scandinave Les Bains Vieux

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Square Footage Per Floor

10th Floor - 6,840 [Ski Run Stop]
9th Floor - 8,910 [Bar/Lounge]
8th Floor - 8,910 [Cafeteria]
7th Floor - 6,840 [Spa]
6th Floor - 6,840 [Spa]
5th Floor - 6,840 [Spa]
4th Floor - around 6,840 [Ski-Pass through]
3rd Floor - around 6,840 [Ski-Pass through]
2nd Floor - TBD { (Office) + (Kids) }
1st Floor - 8,200 { (Lobby) + 200 (Medical) + 400 (Retail) + 1,874 (Rentals) + 1,326 (core) }
Basement - >9,640 { 6840 (Ski Run Stop) + 2,800 (Changing rooms/Bathrooms/Locker) + ??? (Mechanical)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Conclusion for 3.04.09

Architecture Group
  • three towers are in a fairly straight line (not a triangle)
  • building will be about 800-1000ft long
  • about 300ft wide
  • the slopes will be about 75ft wide
These are the measurements the architecture and structural group came up with:
Runs/Noodles: ~50' to ~70' changing in size making people slow down and speed up.
Towers: ~50'x~50'
And i was thinking that the group that was designing the layout of the parking, might consider putting the parking under the runs. This would be important because we get LEED points for conserving parking space.

Parking Lot 250' x 500'
2 entrances and exits to bridge + residential area
side walk paths connecting towers
vegetation around base of building
site plan

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SKI SLOPE - question

Architecture Team can you please provide us with information regarding the slope steepness of our runs?
This may be helpful in determining the degree of the runs to match our target skiers ability...

For Reference: The slope of a standard stair is approx 30 degrees.

Monday, February 9, 2009


That corner is owned by the Port of Seattle and has been a very desirable lot in Seattle. Magnolia residents have a lot of say (not always nice) about what should be built (or not built) there. Beginning in April, it will be used for 5 months for the cars of passengers going on the cruise ships. Seeing how there is no end in site for years of ongoing cruises, that lot will always need to be cleared out each Spring.
That said, many developers have had grand visions for this lot.
Currently, you can go to the site and look up the story on "Interbay's...south end." and that will give you a visual of what they have in mind.
Hope that helps,
> Hi Bruce,
> Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I've been preparing for a trip.
> The plan has developed so that we're locating the site in the
> South-West corner of the Smith's Cove parking lot, so any help in that
> particular area would be great.
> Sincerely,
> Matt

Bruce Wynn
Executive Director
Interbay Neighborhood Association
There has been an upload to flickr indicating your site boundries.

Links from the presentation on the PROCESS OF PRESENTATION:

Use this to begin thinking about interesting ways to present your ideas!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Client: Victoria Buker with Vulcan

Here is an overview of the clients presentation. This should help you begin designing your building + begin thinking about important components of your project!
She would also like you assistance in the naming of the facility. begin thinking about your concept, this could help tremendously in this task!

Ambiance: High Energy, Exciting, Bright
Client Base: Beginner + Intermediate Downhill Skiers/Snowboarders, Training Facility, Teenagers.
Benefits of the facility: allow you to try out new equipment, tubing/toboggan run, ice climbing wall, terrain park, music
Additional amenities: food/drink, rental space, retail store

Ambiance: Relaxing, Warm, Intimate
Client Base: parents, older client base
Services: manicures, pedicures, facials, massages
Amenities: pool, jacuzzi, sauna + steam room, rain showers, lounge, food service, heated floors

items to address:
  • Concept of the facility?
  • How to get to the top of the slope?
  • How to incorporate music?
  • How to conserve energy?

  • Site Plan
  • Sketches of site + building
  • Sustainable description
  • Cost Estimate

The deliverables listed will be the minimum to present to the client when she returns for a progress update [mid-end of march]. Lets get working!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Meeting Rescheduled!!!

As per many of your requests we have rescheduled this weeks meeting.  It will be held instead on Wednesday January, 28th at LMN's office.  Comment on this post if you have any questions or concerns.


Monday, January 12, 2009


Hello again all....
Well it has been decided.  We are keeping the site at interbay!

Also we have added a new feature to the ACE online arsenal - A Flickr account so you can add your pics

the user name is:  acelmn
password : lmnarchitects

so upload your own photos.

We will work on getting it to link with the blog...

also..... a big also...... the blog should be used in place of lots of emails... that is what the comment area is for... if you want us to post a thread to be commented on email one of us and we will throw it up there.  Lets try not to stuff each others email inboxes.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Site Discussion

Hello Ace'ers.

As you all have seen Matt has sent out an email to discuss his views on the site that was picked at our last meeting. I have included it here so that instead of hitting 'reply all' all the time we will have a better record of the discussion.  Enjoy...... AND COMMENT!!!!!!!

Hi Everyone,
I was thinking more about our site choice, and I realize that although I originally made a case for Interbay (and it got voted in), I realize it is not the best place to work. While it has its strong points (it's large, there is a road nearby, and it's not really taking over anybody else's space) there are drawbacks, including that area already has tenants.
That being said, the SODO location offers all that and much, much more. It's not just near a road, it's near I-5 and Alaskan Way, in busier area but still "out of the way" enough to not be an eyesore. On top of that, it is a transportation hub; Interbay only has the route 15 and 18 buses. Just by looking at the aerial view, you know it's a good location; you look at Interbay, and it could go either way.
I know I'm going against the previous vote, but I believe it is important to get the best possible site. I honestly don't think that Interbay is that choice, and I personally hope you feel the same way. At the beginning of the program, we discussed what it was like for last year's members to look back and realize that they had made a mistake. We don't want to be limited by our site, we don't want to have to waste time improving our surroundings, and we DEFINATELY don't want to look back at last meeting of the year and realize, "Well, our site could have been better."
If you agree, or if you don't mind switching sites, PLEASE please please respond to this e-mail. I have cc'ed the mentors, and if enough people agree I'm confident we can change the vote.
Thank you.
Matt Bateman