New Craft District aims for excellence in Tumwater

Always surround yourself with people you can learn from. This was a guiding principle of Leopold Schmidt, founder of the Olympia Brewing Company in Tumwater, Wash. Leopold Schmidt, founder of the Olympia Brewing Company. Photo courtesy of Olympia Tumwater Foundation.…

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Safety, traffic flow, and a first for the U.S.

From the Federal Highway Administration Replacing a traditional intersection with a roundabout can reduce the number of crashes by 35 percent. Even more impressive: roundabouts bring the number of fatalities down by 90 percent! At SCJ, we’ve been doing roundabouts…

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Envision. LEED. INVEST. Greenroads™.

Four tools to assist in the development of more sustainable roads, buildings, and communities. Sustainability is about more than just being “green.” It’s about striking a balance between meeting environmental, economic, and social needs and finding a way to build…

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Seattle office boom

A statistic that went around last year gained a lot of traction: 1,000 people are moving to Seattle every week! While that population boom means a lot of things for a lot of people, we know one industry really feels…

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No Idling for Mason Transit Park and Rides

Park and ride. The idea – even the name – suggests “set it and forget it.” But not for Mason Transit Authority (MTA). The public transportation agency is working to enhance and further develop its park and ride system, and…

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