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An interview with Forterra modular prototype designer and architect Omar Degan

Interview by Kevin Max Omar Degan, 31, was born in Italy and studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He works in Mogadishu, where he has been since 2017, focusing on reconstruction work from years of war. He is the principal of DO ...

Rep. Smith Secures Over $8 Million For Community Projects in the 9th District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) announced the successful inclusion of $8,148,000 million in the FY 2022 House appropriations bills for ten community projects in the 9th District. “I am thrilled the House appropriations bills includes funding for the ten projects I submitted that will help address growing inequities ...

House Appropriations Committee Advances New Federal Funding to Support Affordable Housing & Jobs on Tacoma’s Hilltop

Washington, DC – Last Friday, the House Appropriations Committee advanced new federal funding that has been championed by U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) to support two projects that aim to provide more affordable housing and job opportunities in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. The investments aim to revitalize a historic ...

Forterra CEO Michelle Connor navigates tricky — and often contentious — landscapes

By Ben Miller – Staff Reporter, Chicago Business Journal, published to Biz Journal Michelle Connor knows her way around the offices of Seattle land conservancy Forterra. She’s been working for the organization for nearly her entire professional life — about 26 years — and was named CEO and president last ...

Land conservancy buys land to protect Lake Serene Trail

Forterra says it closed last month on its purchase of land near Gold Bar from Weyerhaeuser. SEATTLE — A Seattle-based land conservancy has purchased 0.3 square miles of land from a timber company to preserve the popular Lake Serene Trail. The Seattle Times reported that a Friday news release from ...

Lake Serene trail permanently preserved with land purchase

Forterra purchased 190 acres of land in September to permanently preserve a popular hiking trail near Index, Wash. Editor's note: The attached video originally aired August 16, 2017 when Forterra learned the Lake Serene trail was in jeopardy. Land conservancy group Forterra has purchased 190 acres from Weyerhaeuser to permanently ...
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