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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.