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...

Conversation with Gl...

On Tuesday afternoon the UW community crowded into Alder Commons Auditorium to welcome Pritzker Prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt. The special noontime “conversation” proceeded as a question and answer session, with UW Professor of Architecture Vikram Prakāsh serving as interviewer....

Perfecting the Thesi...

Written by Kristopher Chan, M Arch 2014 Candidate It is still hard to believe that we have presented our theses and have technically “graduated.” A mere nine months ago, most of us were finishing winter quarter having hastily submitted a rough thesis proposal to our thesis advisors Louisa...

Hive

It has been written that the first architect was a bee – I know that from a slim volume, Bees and Beehives, published anonymously in 1874. One can wonder what manner of cultural artifact that bee-chitect produced but there can be little doubt that it was done with order, industry &...

Hotspot Pavilion: co...

UW Today picked up the story about M. Arch students in Prof. Peter Cohan’s studio who were selected to design and build a new temporary event pavilion on Seattle’s waterfront.  This project is a collaborative effort between the Department of Architecture and Friends...

Congratulations, Gra...

After a (midnight) Friday thesis deadline, we gathered Saturday at Cultivate in Elm Hall to celebrate our graduating Master of Architecture students with a slide show and awards.  A list of this quarter’s theses is provided at the end of this post. Graduates, congratulations from all of us...

Strange Crops

Architects typically work to respect context.  Yes – culturally sensitive, site-specific interventions addressing constraints of the urban fabric and historical character of the neighborhood while maintaining a presence on the street can both navigate and transcend competing priorities in a...

Our Centennial

It’s hard to believe that autumn quarter is nearing an end and we’re soon heading into winter!  It’s been quite an exciting season around the UW Department of Architecture with much more still to come. This fall we celebrated with the grand kickoff of the Architecture Centennial....