SKI JUMP in Olso,Norway - JDS Architects
Monday, January 19, 2009
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 site is http://flickr.com/photos/acelmn
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.
Posted by Mike at 10:31 AM
Thursday, January 8, 2009
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!!!!!!!
I was thinking more about our site choice, and I realize that although I originally made a case for Interbay (and it got voted in), I realize it is not the best place to work.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.
Posted by Mike at 10:16 AM