Waste Not: Small-Scale Developers for a Better City – Part 3

This post is a continuation of the Waste Not blog series. Hopefully by now one or two of you reading our blog series are thinking: “I can do…

Costello Bisignano!

The two newest additions to the Allied8 team are so awesome that we are going to use their middle names as an alias to ensure no one steals…

Waste Not: A call to help build the new Seattle – Part 2

This post is a continuation of the Waste Not blog series. In Seattle’s urban villages, new development is creating 5 to 7-story mixed-use buildings, infilling whole or half…

Waste Not: A call for small developers in the big city – Part 1

Leah Martin & Katie Cote of Allied8 presented a talk at the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Conference 2015 entitled: Waste Not: How to be a small developer in the…

Sassy Go Go

Megan Ruhlach. We miss you already! We are sad to see you go. And, we have to admit, we’ve been hording your talents…and it’s time to share your…

Mic Drop

The man, the myth, the legend.. Steve Duncan! We are going to miss you. California, more specifically the Bay Area, is about to inherit one awesome guy. You’re…

Denser, Taller, Cheaper, Together

Looking into the Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda

Passive Design Works

The results are in – the West Seattle Residence is doing it’s job well.

Cars vs. People

Cars vs. People: A Prime Real Estate Conundrum

Changing the Conversation

We are afraid to fail and are stuck in a mode of debate—yet the cost of inaction will render all future disagreements irrelevant.

2015 Year in Preview

Check out our in-house work for 2015!

Ashes to Architecture

Same footprint, more efficient design

Little Free Library

Looking to create a little free library that stands out from the rest?!


Let’s set out to build the best micro-housing in the country.

India: Chapter 2

Sticks, Sandals & Kids: Construction in India

Do the Math

What does it actually cost to build in Seattle?

Moral obligation?

When does a good idea become a moral obligation?

Designing in 3D

Sketch, Sketch, Sketchup.

Cheap Chicken Coop

Some fads just make sense.

Passive Design

It’s time for a passive design refresher.