Art and Architecture as a Tribute to Service with Forest Hooker

Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Episode 60

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A published author and leader in the architectural design and management of municipal, federal, and fire facility projects, Forest Hooker has an intimate understanding of the role these projects play in shaping the surrounding neighborhood. In this episode, he and host Martha McGee discuss how art, architecture, and design can be leveraged to respond to current community sentiments, yet ensure that projects evolve successfully over time and remain a valuable asset in future contexts. The episode also explores special considerations of fire facility design, particularly through the lens of newly developed fire stations in Kirkland, Washington. Tune in to learn from Forest’s 25+ years of experience on more than 35 facilities across the US.

Discussed in the Episode: 
TCA Architecture, Planning and Design
Valley Regional Fire Authority
Roth Sheppard Architects
Michael Clapper 
Gloria Bornstein 
Olafur Eliasson 
The Weather Project 
Tate Modern 
Herzog & de Meuron 
Green Box Arts 
Green Mountain Falls Skyspace
James Turrell
Alisa Sargsyan on The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Fire Station 27
City of Kirkland Fire Stations
Streets of Service 
Tooza Design
Haddad Drugan
Forest Hooker on LinkedIn

About Forest Hooker:
Forest Hooker, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, a principal at TCA Architecture + Planning + Design based in Seattle, has two decades of civic architecture experience specializing in public safety facilities. In addition to providing architectural design and master planning services at a regional level, Forest consults nationally as a public safety facility specialist architect, lecturing and writing on related design issues. Forest’s passion for contributing to the design and development of civic spaces resonates throughout each project his team takes on with a concern for how public projects engage communities and dialogue with their current and future contexts. TCA Architecture + Planning has delivered over 500 public projects and has received numerous local and national design awards and recognition.

About Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Dot Dot Dot is the continuing conversation around art and placemaking in the built environment. Hosted by NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha McGee, episodes explore art, culture, community, and more with a range of reputable business leaders. Tune in biweekly to learn how an original art experience can boost your business and make a social impact. Episodes are available wherever you get your podcasts!