May 2, 2011

Gallery Opening: Tight Urbanism an exhibition by Daniel Toole | May 11


Tight Urbanism
A study of alleyway architecture in the U.S., Australia, and Japan by Daniel Toole, 2010 AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship recipient.

Opening reception
Wednesday, May 11, 5-7PM

AIA Seattle in Belltown - 1911 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98101
Exhibit runs through July 1

AIA Seattle’s Design Gallery will feature an exhibit by AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship recipient Daniel Toole Assoc. AIA. Daniel travelled to San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Melbourne, Sydney, Kyoto, and Tokyo - cities that continue to transform their alley networks – to study the potentially vibrant in-between spaces of the built environment. The exhibit will connect Daniel’s findings to the less-travelled paths of Seattle’s own abundant alleyways.

Showing May 11-July 1 and utilizing several mediums, including photographs, sketches, video, and physical models, the exhibit is mounted on shipping pallets and casters to keep it mobile and modular. After its run at AIA Seattle, the exhibit will be displayed in situ in alleys throughout the city to catalyze development in these spaces. The first such display will be in Canton Alley in the International District, on Saturday, July 16.

In conjunction with the exhibit will be two walking tours ( June 25 & August 27 ) coordinated by the Seattle Architecture Foundation, a small independent booklet launch, and various community events.

The AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship seeks to expand the experience and leadership opportunities of young professionals, encourage cross-cultural dialogue in the profession, and share knowledge from architecture practice around the globe with members in Puget Sound. It is supported by generous contributions from AIA Seattle members. More information about the scholarship is available here.

Congratulations to Dan on recently winning this year’s Cavin Fellowship as well. He will be continuing his research into ‘tight urbanism’ throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Europe this fall.

For more information check out Daniel Toole's blog: Alleys of Seattle
or the gallery website:

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