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Join us as Jim Graham, principle of Graham Baba Architects, shares his vision for breathing life into urban streetscapes as elicited by the firm’s thoughtful work in one of the city’s most dynamic and culturally-exciting neighborhoods. The work of Graham Baba along the Pike/Pine corridor in Seattle is predominantly composed of privately-developed projects. However, the projects engage the streetscape and delicately mix public and private space to create inspiring, privately-funded spaces available to all. In addition to gaining an understanding of Graham Baba’s design vision, we will touch on the design aspects that encourage successful brick-and-mortar retail in era of increasing online competition. What creates a space that draws people in, and how do these physical nodes establish a neighborhood’s sense of community during a time in which “community” is increasingly defined by ephemeral online experience? The walking tour will begin at ChopHouse Row in Capitol Hill, continue down the Pike/Pine corridor and conclude at Deep Dive at the Amazon Spheres. Allowing an experience of the different approaches Graham Baba has taken in the established and time-layered Pike/Pine neighborhood compared to the approach taken in the rapidly-redefining Denny Triangle Neighborhood.