Our latest collection highlight features books from the library of local architect David Spiker.
Spiker, who passed away in June, joined the Seattle Design Commission in 2001, and was the chair from 2004 - 2007. While Spiker was on the commission, he worked closely with Seattle's planning director John Rahaim on the early stages of the Central Waterfront Plan, design of the Central Library and Central Link Light Rail.
In a 2006 story in the DJC about replacing the viaduct with a revamped waterfront, Spiker said: “This thing has to go. Seattle is a world class city and needs a world class waterfront. ”Spiker was a regular at Arcade NW events, and was on the editorial board and a guest editor of Arcade magazine. He also a leader with AIA Seattle, serving as Co-Chair of the Urban Design Committee, and the Executive Committee.