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On the Road to the WASLA Conference

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:21+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|

Jim is excited to be leading a panel discussion of our Beebe Springs Natural Area project at the 2017 WASLA conference in Spokane, WA. The theme of the conference this year is Where History Meets Nature. Jim, Dennis Beich (Ecosystems NW), Chuck Lennox (Lennox Insites), and Carla Talich (BHC Consultants) will be discussing Exploring Earthquakes,

Creating Vibrant Spaces

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:21+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Design, People, Projects, Thoughts|

Designers want their end results to be loved and used!  It isn’t enough to make a place look great or have the latest in sustainable features.  What creates a vibrant public place?  Beautiful spaces with rich detailing draw people into a place.  But what keeps them coming back?  It is often the interactions that take

Increase Public Outreach Success with an Online Survey

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:21+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Design, Parks, People, Projects|

SurveyMonkey is an easy to use tool that helped our project reach a lot of interested people. While the public meetings had 30-50 attendees, the online poll gathered over 1,000 responses in just 6 weeks! Jim Brennan discussing Wayne Golf Course vision as part of public outreach J.A. Brennan and our colleagues at MAKERS and

Redeveloping Florida’s Remote Southern Coast

By | 2018-05-24T03:31:56+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

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How We Manage Large Construction Projects

By | 2018-05-24T03:31:56+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Construction, Engineering|

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Future proofing a modern home

By | 2018-05-24T03:31:56+00:00 December 6th, 2015|Architecture, Construction, Marketing|

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Park(ing) Day

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Design, Parks|

“On the Boardwalk” was the theme of J.A. Brennan’s parklet for the 10th year of Park(ing) Day on September 18. Park(ing) Day is celebrated nation-wide annually on the third Friday of September. What's special is that it's a chance for cities to re-imagine the location of public green space in non-traditional areas. It’s an extraordinary

Creative Approaches to Implementing Public Access Amenities

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Design, News, Projects|

by Mike Perfetti J.A. Brennan has had the pleasure to work with the staff of the City of Seattle Shoreline Street Ends Program, a Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) group, which turns lost, derelict, and often utility-laden street ends into shoreline pocket parks.  The goal of the program is to enable greater access to our

Winners of the Urban Design Scavenger Hunt

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|News|

By Chris Nack Back in September, J.A. Brennan participated in the Urban Design Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by our friends at MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design during the Seattle Design Festival.  The hunt led us all over the city to find the places portrayed in historic photos.  We did the best we could to interpret the locations.