This is just a small sampling of the buildings and projects our team members have worked on during their careers 

Buildings and landscapes, form a common language for the Pacific Northwest, often via common techniques, and functional relationships. Building upon these past investments anchors the resilience of our region, communities, and neighborhoods and broadens sustainability to embrace visual character, historic use patterns, and cultural heritage.

One of the public art installations created to interpret the history of the Prairie Line Trail. "Working Forward, Weaving Anew," by Jessilyn Brinkerhoff and Esteban Camacho Steffensen.

One of the public art installations created to interpret the history of the Prairie Line Trail. "Working Forward, Weaving Anew," by Jessilyn Brinkerhoff and Esteban Camacho Steffensen.

Prairie Line Trail

Northwest Vernacular, Inc. assisted the City of Tacoma in working with artists and a website team to develop and install interpretive art along the Prairie Line Trail along with an interactive website exploring the history of the Prairie Line. As the lead author on the Interpretive Plan and the Historic and Cultural Assessment Report, Katie Pratt worked directly with artists and the website team to support their use of the background reports and provide edits on historic content. 

Learn more about the public art, history, and sites of interest at www.prairielinetrail.org

1961 model of the Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21) Coliseum (KeyArena) and the West Entrance Gate. Courtesy Washington State Library Photograph Collection.

1961 model of the Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21) Coliseum (KeyArena) and the West Entrance Gate. Courtesy Washington State Library Photograph Collection.

Coliseum (KeyArena)

Northwest Vernacular, Inc. assisted Seattle Center with the presentation and Landmark Preservation Board review process of the Century 21 Coliseum (KeyArena) and Bressi Garage nominations. As the lead author in preparing the nominations, Katie Pratt assisted Seattle Center in working the Board through the complex series of buildings and development history for both nominations.

Ca. 1914 photograph of the Robert M. Dyer residence located at 3002 Cascadia Avenue. Source: Flowers We All Love Best in Mount Baker Park, (reprint of 1914 ed.).

Ca. 1914 photograph of the Robert M. Dyer residence located at 3002 Cascadia Avenue. Source: Flowers We All Love Best in Mount Baker Park, (reprint of 1914 ed.).

Mount Baker Neighborhood

Northwest Vernacular, Inc. is working for the Friends of Mount Baker Town Center to prepare a National Register of Historic Places historic district nomination for the neighborhood. One of Seattle’s earliest planned communities, the area was developed in the early 1900s by the Hunter Company as a single-family residential neighborhood. The Friends of Mount Baker Town Center received a 4Culture Preservation Special Projects grant to develop the nomination.

https://towncenterfriends.org/

Washington Building, Tacoma, WA.

Washington Building, Tacoma, WA.

Commercial Buildings

We have expertise in documenting and researching commercial buildings, from high style, architect-designed buildings to simple masonry buildings on Main Street. Our experience with commercial buildings includes local and national register nominations, survey and inventory, condition assessments, and tax credit applications. 

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Barns and Cultural Landscapes

We understand the buildings and landscapes which make up our region's agricultural land. Our experience related to these specific resources includes local and national register notations, survey and inventory, cultural landscape assessments, historic structures reports, and interpretive planning. 

 

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REsidential Buildings

Historic houses are significant resources within communities and we have documented and researched residences from the small cottage to the large mansion. Our experience includes local and national register nominations, historic structures reports, and Washington State Special Valuation applications.