Prevent URMageddon

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According to The New Yorker article, there is a 1 in 10 chance that Seattle will experience a 9.2 earthquake in the next 50 years. Is your home or work place vulnerable to collapse?

About this website

This webiste is a demo of what a community-powered awaredness and fundraising portal for Seattle's unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs) could look like. It was created by the UpTop Design Team for the 2016 Ready to Rumble Design Competition sponsored by Architects Without Borders-Seattle.

Check out the demo site mockup below, or view our awareness video.

Note: company logos and fundraising goals used in this mockup are for demo purposes only and shouldn't be assumed to represent actual dollar figures or implied sponsorships.


Unreinforced Buildings in Seattle


Potential number of lives that could be saved by retrofitting buildings.

$40/sq ft

Average cost to retrofit per building

$275 million

Annual fundraising goal to protect Seattleā€™s most vulnerable buildings