This book documents travel to San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Sydney, Melbourne, Kyoto, and Tokyo with the intent of documenting their alleyway architecture. This travel is focused on changing the alleys of downtown Seattle and was funded by the AIA Seattle's 2010 Emerging Professional Travel Scholarship.
Daniel Toole Assoc. AIA is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture. He also spent time studying abroad in Europe with Columbia University’s New York/Paris program. After completing his BA, he relocated to Seattle and began working for Perkins + Will in the summer of 2008. The first thing Daniel noticed while walking between his apartment on First Hill and his office near the Harbor Steps downtown were Seattle’s abundant alleyways; they stood out as a unique urban network that had not yet been embraced by the city. As his interest grew, he began to photograph and sketch these spaces and eventually to think of ways to improve them.