Terry Home & PROVAIL: Helping young survivors of traumatic brain injury

September 2014 News Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often a devastating diagnosis for both patients and their families. Adding youth to a TBI diagnosis and the multitude of worries grows — particularly when it comes to short- and long-term care. For TBI survivors under age 45, with the possibility of self-sufficiency with supervision, options are […]

Green Plate Special’s New Kitchen Classroom Takes Shape

June 2014 News Green Plate Special’s motto “Grow, Cook, Eat, Diggit?” accurately describes the gardening-based nonprofit’s goal of educating youth about good nutrition by bringing middle school students in contact with homegrown fruits and vegetables through curriculum-based hands-on planting and cooking activities designed to address childhood health, obesity and life skills. They believe that by […]

2013 Annual Report

People and Places Matter! Download our 2013 Annual Report here  

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 […]

Extraordinary Public Interest Design Projects Honored by International SEED Awards

Environmental Works is pleased to announce that the Place of Hidden Waters Puyallup Tribe Longhouse project has been awarded an international SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design.  SEED Awards recognize excellence in social, economic and environmental design, and represent the collaborations needed to create truly sustainable projects and change in the world.  Six […]

Rachel Minnery Recieves AIA Honor

We are more than pleased to announce that our very own Rachel Minnery has received the 2012 Young Architect Award from AIA Seattle! Each year, AIA Seattle recognizes leadership and achievement in design and the built environment through its honors program. Honors acknowledge excellence, inspire by example, and strengthen ties between architects and the many […]

My Journey to Become RainWise!

My husband and I moved into our Loyal Heights home about 4 years ago and much to our dismay quickly learned the joys of homeownership.  When we bought our home we fell in love with the way the home sat back from the street and created a large front yard.  We had many hopes and […]

“Green Street” natural drainage design case study

Environmental WORKS and our team at Barker Landscape Architects and Springline Design have created a Green Stormwater Infrastructure case study which built upon a current housing design project in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood at 12th and Jefferson to explore the feasibility, challenges and opportunities of incorporating natural drainage strategies in the right-of-way at 12th Avenue […]