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Former professor Philip Thiel advocated a U District plaza

Seattle Times

Philip Thiel studied and championed public spaces where people could gather and interact, including in his own University District in Seattle. The former professor and naval architect died in May.

During the last years of his life, retired University of Washington architecture professor Philip Thiel advocated for a public plaza in the heart of the University District that could serve as a gathering place and a lively center for farmers markets, community festivals, artists, performers and kids at play.

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