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Schools We Like – New Islands Brygge School
Lately we have been discussing the challenge of creating unified architectural expressions for large schools which come with the many...
Schools we like – Vagelos Education Center
As we become a denser civilization, the imperative is to build higher. In our K12 practice, modern three story...
Cowles Music Center at Whitworth University receives AIA Civic Design Award
The Whitworth University Cowles Music Center received a Merit Award at the 2017 AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards...
Integrus Architecture proudly supporting our local charities
Integrus is once again a proud supporter of the Pumpkin Ball, an annual charity gala benefiting the Sacred Heart...
Can different types of educational institutions share space?
On the North Idaho College campus in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, our firm, Integrus Architecture, along with H2A Architects, is...
Juanita High School receives IIDA Design INconcept Award
Integrus Architecture received the 2017 Design INconcept Award with the International Interior Design Association's (IIDA) Northwest Pacific Chapter.
Music & Art Center at Wenatchee Valley College receives AIA CAE Award of Excellence
Integrus Architecture is among 12 winners in this year's AIA CAE Education Facility Design Awards; the Music and Art...
Current A Gallery Installation: Design IN the Square
Integrus Architecture proudly sponsors the A Gallery located next to our Seattle office in historic Occidental Park. The current exhibit,...
Recognizing the commitment and professionalism
Integrus has recognized the commitment and professionalism of several staff through advancement to Senior Associate and Associate within the...
Integrus Architecture at Inspired Design, Inspirational Spaces
Integrus Architecture education design experts will be attending and presenting at the 2017 A4LE Washington Chapter Conference May 8 –...
Integrus Design Principal, David Van Galen, receives appointment to National AIA CAE Committee
David Van Galen has been AIA presidentially-appointed as a member of the National American Institute of Architects Committee on...
Current A Gallery Installation: The Killing Floor by Lauren Boilini
Integrus Architecture proudly sponsors the A Gallery located next to our Seattle office in historic Occidental Park. The current...
Integrus Architecture proudly supporting our communities
Integrus Architecture proudly supports our communities through volunteering with local charities and foundations.
Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Integrus is proud to be an event sponsor for the upcoming Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference.
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India
Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Alabama with Integrus Architecture of Spokane, Washington as the architect-of-record, was awarded the design-build...
United States Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka
The U.S. Department of State has announced the groundbreaking on the New U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Junk pile…or outdoor makerspace?
As sleek, safe, modern playgrounds proliferate across our parks and schools, a smaller counter-movement is quietly gaining popularity: the junk playground....
CNN Design: Are these the world’s most incredible schools?
CNN Design has featured Vashon Island High School in an article focused on incredible schools.
A4LE Vashon Island High School Tour & GC/CM Project Delivery Method Panel Discussion
Vashon Island High School is a product of its place and people and we'd like to invite you to...
Grand Openings: Odle Middle School & Enatai Elementary School
As we move into the 2016 - 2017 school year we're excited to open two new schools in the...
Webinar: Experiential Learning Environments w/ A4LE, Integrus Architects & Bassetti Architects
Want to learn more about Experiential Learning Environments? This webinar will review the history of experiential learning environments from the...
Totem design chronicles, part 3: second is the new first
When Sammamish High School educators shifted to a Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum, who could have imagined that their first case study...
Integrus Architecture moves up in Architectural Record’s Top 300 Architecture Firms List
Architectural Record has released its annual list of the “Top 300 Architecture Firms” in the U.S. Integrus ranked...
SEAW Engineer of the Year 2016, Tom Corcoran
Structural Engineers Association of Washington, Seattle Chapter, has recognized Integrus Principal
Totem design chronicles, part 2: learning with/from tech
A quick recap of where we began: PBL + STEM = SHS 2.0. Translation: Problem Based Learning, in which...
Integrus Architecture receives three Design Awards
The American Institute of Architects Spokane chapter recently held the 2016 Design Awards for excellence in architecture.
More Recognition for Vashon Island High School
Each Spring and Fall Learning By Design holds their Education Design Awards program to showcase the most effective learning...
Inspired by a… barnacle?
On a recent rip to San Francisco, I was walking along the tourist-packed Embarcadero when I came upon a...
Totem design chronicles, part 1: in the beginning…
American teenagers have been immersed in technology since childhood, with many swiping touch-screens since birth. The fluency with which they operate...
Integrus continues to support Central Washington University
Integrus continues to support CWU’s vision for the Ellensburg Campus which includes maintaining and preserving campus buildings, upgrading campus...
A Gallery Presents: E.R. Saba
The pop-up A Gallery on Occidental Park is pleased to present new work by Seattle based artist E.R. Saba...
Keepin’ things loose
A future maker exploring the limits of his materials. Kids will play with anything.  Literally, ANYTHING. Early learning professionals...
A Gallery Presents: Michelle Yan
The pop-up A Gallery on Occidental Park is pleased to present new work by Seattle based artist and architectural...
Schools we like – Waterrijk Primary School
Herman Hertzberger has been an inspiration for our work in designing schools, and periodically I like to check out...
The Fullness Of An Empty Box
With the post-holiday doldrums in full effect, let’s reflect a moment on the biggest irony of the season: the near universal...
Schools We Like – Skaterland In Stuttgart
Inevitably, in any school project we work on, the subject of play, both structured (athletics + PE) and non-structured...
Integrus to sponsor the Puget Sound Construction Specification Institute December Tech Talk
Homelessness is a noticeable concern if you work downtown. Maybe you think you have a solution to homelessness or...
Schools We Like – New Fredensborg School
The new Fredensborg School by RUBOW Architects is situated in a small  Danish town notable for the Fredensborg houses designed...
Schools We Like – Marseille Architecure School Addition
A simply articulated and small scaled addition to the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’ Architecture de Marseille, by PAN Architects is...
Integrus Principal and CEO, Larry Hurlbert awarded the Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal
The Silver Medal is awarded by individual chapters of Tau Sigma Delta to a professional with a record of...
Schools We Like – Baan Nong Bua School In Northern Thailand
Following an earthquake in northern Thailand that destroyed 73 schools, the Baan Nong Bua school, designed and built as part of a post-disaster recovery...
A Gallery Presents Miha Sarani: SEEattle: Tracing Town
The pop-up A Gallery on Occidental Park is pleased to present new work by Seattle based artist Miha Sarani,...
PLAY4ALL… Or Are We ALL2BUSY? Reflections On The Seattle Design Festival
The dust has finally settled from the 2015 Seattle Design Festival, so let’s reflect on the results of our PLAY4ALL project/experiment.  Our plan was...
Schools We Like – Educational Parks In Colombia
Venecia, Columbia Two  great community centers by FP Arquitectura in Columbia show a well integrated resolution to the kind of...
Schools We Like- Smart School In Irkutsk, Russia
Some of our favorite schools can be viewed as inseparable from the communities they serve and the natural places they are...
Integrus Architecture and Alliance for Pioneer Square present “Play Day” at The Ninety
On September 25th, Play Day launches at the Sounders FC storefront, The Ninety, located at 406 Occidental Avenue S....
Play4All Kicks off at the Seattle Design Festival
Visitors to the Seattle Design Festival can enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt for playful "disPLAY" installations throughout Pioneer Square...
Education Update 9/3/15
Image Source: VMDO Architects/Tom Daly Photography 8 Ideas Making Schools Better for Kids The main focus in American classrooms...
A-Gallery presents: Portraits of Architects
The A-Gallery will be hosting the Portraits of Architects exhibit from September 3rd through November 1st. The portraits celebrate...
Education Update 8/26/15
Students help Kurani designers learn about their neighborhood. Image source: Kurani, Danish; KQED.org, 8/19/15 For Aging Schools: What ‘Community-Centric...