Environmental Works News October 2016

Thank you for your support of nonprofit Community Design Center Environmental Works! This support enables us to continue empowering Washington’s people and communities in need, and designing the spaces they need to succeed. People and Places Matter! A New Temporary Housing Resource: The Tiny House Assembly Guide Design in Action: EW and The Brighton Community […]

environmental WORKS News December 2015

environmental WORKS News December 2015 Brender Creek Solid & Secure Seasonal Homes for Farmworkers Near the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, where the mountains of the Central Cascades give way to orchards, Brender Creek winds its way quietly through the nooks and crannies of the valley in the town of Cashmere. Hot sun […]

2014-2015 Annual Report

environmental WORKS Community Design Center: Celebrating 45 Years of Community Design 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Environmental Works – quite a milestone for an organization that started with the idea that by working with communities, together we can create spaces and places that empower, connect, and create vitality. We’ve learned many lessons in our […]

environmental WORKS News April 2015

In this edition of environmental WORKS News: Urban & Rural Shelter: The Caroline W. Apartments & Crossroads Housing environmental WORKS Celebrates 45 Years! GiveBIG on May 5th   Urban & Rural Shelter: The Caroline W. Apartments & Crossroads Housing Capitol Hill, Seattle and Shelton, Mason County could not be more different when it comes to […]

Santos Place: Restoration and Renewal

December 2014 News The Need Amidst Magnuson Park’s wide variety of built and natural community resources sits Solid Ground’s Santos Place, an historic WWII soldiers’ barracks that now houses 42 formerly homeless men and women. Originally renovated to transitional housing in the late 1990s, by last year time had taken a toll on the building […]

Thank You for Giving BIG!

Thank you to all who supported Environmental Works for GiveBIG 2014! Together we raised over $4000, to be matched by a generous anonymous donor, and stretched by the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG sponsors!  With funds raised through GiveBIG, Environmental Works will be able provide free initial design services to Vine Maple Place to achieve their dream […]

Bay Vista Senior Apartments: a New Home for Bremerton’s Low-Income Seniors

March 2014 News Seniors are often our most fragile citizens: from health to financial concerns, they struggle to maintain normalcy in their lives when everything around them is changing. In Environmental Works’ third collaboration with American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW), Beacon Development Group and Walsh Construction, Bay Vista is on track to open […]

Honoring 47 Cultures: Environmental Works and the Asia Pacific Cultural Center

February 2014 News Thanks to a Seattle Foundation GiveBIG partnership in May 2013, our feasibility work with the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma, Washington has begun in earnest. Honoring 47 cultures of the Asia Pacific region, the proposed 176,000 square foot Center in newly developing Point Ruston will include housing, classrooms, a theater, grocery […]