Staff field trip 201...

It is a much-loved Architecture staff tradition that every summer, we take one afternoon to venture out on a field trip to tour a local building or site of architectural significance. We are often joined by the department chair, and this year marked incoming chair Brian McLaren’s first...

Architecture Philipp...

(Update [8/25/15]: now presenting… Phillippines Bamboo Workshop, the movie!  Click here to view!) There is a saying in the mountains of the Philippines – one is born with bamboo (built out of for a baby’s crib) and dies with bamboo (material for a coffin). This metaphor speaks...

Carbon Leadership Fo...

The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is an industry-academic collaborative research effort hosted by the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments.  The CLF works to reduce the carbon ‘embodied’ in building materials. ‘Embodied carbon’ is the sum of carbon emitted in...

Note from the Chair

  Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,   As I step down from the position of Chair, I want to thank all of you for your amazing dedication and support toward making the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington such a fantastic place to study, teach and work to advance...

With summer rapidly ...

Last summer, I was asked to teach a course in reinforced concrete bridge design as part of the UW Professional and Continuing Education program.  Having taught concrete design many times before, I thought “no big deal”.  I was surprised to learn that the course was to be delivered in...

CBE team victory in ...

  An inter-disciplinary College of Built Environments graduate student team, including two M. Arch students from the Department of Architecture, won the 24th Annual Bank America Low-Income Housing Challenge on May 14th in San Francisco.  The team was led by Al Levine of the Runstad...

UW Architecture Alum...

Studies at UW Architecture take alumni/ae into a range of careers – including several who have held elective office in Seattle and Washington and beyond. Perhaps the farthest-flung: Alex Ekwueme (BArch 1956), “one of Nigeria’s leading statesmen” who served as his country’s first Vice...

Festa Romana coming ...

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for one of our department’s favorite annual events, the Festa Romana!  This year’s extravaganza will be held on May 15 in Gould Court.  The deadline to register is May 8.  Click here for online registration.  For some background on the...

The Revered Tectonic...

Every winter quarter, there is a spectacular showcase of the craft that we, as architecture students, put into our work in the form of quarter inch scale tectonic models for Jim Nicholls’ Design Development course (Arch 570). The level of detailing, which sometimes isn’t achieved in...

Colonial Networks an...

In my continuing work on a book manuscript on architecture and racial politics during the late-Fascist era in Italy, I am writing about the organization and displays of the Italian Overseas Exhibition. This politically charged representation of Italy’s colonies was held in the...

Jim Olson: Home Base

Our Centennial continues!  Last night (March 4, 2015) the Department welcomed back esteemed alumni Alan Maskin and Jim Olson and to kickoff our newest exhibit in Gould Pavilion: Home Base. Home Base presents an intimate portrait of architect Jim Olson (UW ’63) and his architectural legacy,...

Photo Lab Reboot

Contributed by Abby Inbanputr, Photo Lab Instructor The photo lab is back in business! Complete with the extensive music collection, smells of developer, prints hanging to dry, and students at work. Tucked away in the basement, the Gould Hall photo lab is easy to forget about, but it is a...

Ron Rochon elevated ...

Ron Rochon, a partner at The Miller|Hull Partnership and a dear friend of the Department of Architecture, was one of six AIA Seattle members to be elevated to the organization’s prestigious College of Fellows this year, one of the greatest honors an AIA member can receive.  Managing...

Data and Daily Life ...

The Center for Integrated Design has now made the Bullitt Center its home for almost 2 years.  The Center for Integrated Design is comprised of two entities: the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) and the Discovery Commons (DC).  The IDL is a self-supporting research lab and has been involved in...

SKETCH TALKS

Every few years, professors Peter Cohan and Jennifer Dee lead a group of architecture students across the Nordic wilderness via bus, train, ferry, bicycle, and foot.  Even though winter is here, the Architecture in Scandinavia 2014 program (indexed on various social media as #cohandeenavia)...

CLT HOUSE

The UW architecture community is excited about a house currently being constructed in Madison, which uses a unique new wood system, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). UW Affiliate Associate Professor Susan Jones and Arch 503 Studio students participated in the research for this project. House...

Arch 570 1:1

Perhaps you’ve heard the clamor of hammers in Gould of late, or have seen a construction zone where once was a quiet court. Don’t forget to check out the result of all that work — Arch 570 full-scale building details on display in Gould Court until February 13. The initial major...

Professor SuttonR...

Photo credit: Josh Polansky UW Professor of Architecture Sharon E. Sutton’s art exhibition, City Life on and Off the Grid, is on display at the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery until April 13. If you go to the show, please stop by Karen’s desk in the Architecture office (208 Gould Hall)...

Gould Hall Symposium

Yesterday evening’s symposium, Gould Hall: Past Present Future, was a huge success. As part of the UW Department of Architecture Centennial Celebration, the UW College of Built Environments community gathered in Gould Hall to learn more about the unique building which has served as its home...

Gould Pavilion Inaug...

On Wednesday evening the UW College of Built Environments community gathered in Gould Hall to welcome its new Gould Pavilion, designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, with an inaugural exhibition, In-Between, by Seattle-based architecture firm Suyama Peterson Deguchi (SPD). The evening...