Film Showing : My Ar...

Itching for a dose of good looking buildings? Join the Arch 100 summer students in a screening of “My Architect” – Architecture Hall 147 at...

Where are you, UW Ar...

International programs offer students an opportunity to directly experience architecture, urbanism, and other cultures gaining exposure to the local-global and historical versus contemporary facets of architecture. As the summer progresses, it seems like everyone is making travel plans (or has...

This Weekend : July ...

Things to look out for this weekend, some architecture related, mostly just summer in Seattle related: Friday, July 29 Polaroids by Andy Warhol and The Digital Eye : Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Henry Art Gallery, 11am-9pm Bollywood Panorama Film Series, Volunteer Park Amphitheater,...

Welcome from Dave

Welcome to the new UW Department of Architecture Blog (BElog). This is a forum to disseminate all of the exciting news happening within and around the Department, including upcoming and recent events, student studio work, faculty and student research, and alumni activities. Initially we will...

Furniture Studio, pa...

In the Summer Furniture Studio, students  are introduced to the fundamentals of wood furniture fabrication and furniture design. It will began with an overview of the history of furniture from 1850 to the present, and the setting of a critical theoretical context for the studio. At the same...

Welcome to Arch[BE]L...

Here we are- officially Day One of the Department of Architecture’s jump into the wide world of blogging! So, how does this work? and Why is this going to be helpful? The what: As you all may know, architecture school is a unique experience. It is more than creating a stellar portfolio,...

Berlin: die Offene S...

The Freedom To Do Whatever You Want At Tempelhof Airport Tempelhof, the Berlin airport with an extraordinary past; the former sheep pasture was a test runway for Orville Wright, the site of Lufthansa’s first flight, and a flashpoint for Cold War relations. In 2010, the airfield returned to...

Trollspotting, part ...

NTR: Sognefjellet Where Rondane is characterized by distant mountains and lichen covered plateaus, Sognefjellet rides along the edge of the mountains, through valley and fjord.  There is no distance between the you and the landscape.  It is right there, changing before your eyes – as...

DETAILS replaces Mas...

In an effort to reduce emails sent by the department, we are initiating the first Department of Architecture weekly newsletter, entitled DETAILS. Yay! Each Tuesday, an email and attachment will be sent to all  students, faculty and staff, with departmental events and information, competitions...

Congratulations Clas...

Congratulations again and best wishes for a bright and successful future! We’ll leave with you with a quote we read recently – the last few lines made us chuckle: There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative....

Publication : Archit...

During the students’ trip to northern Italy at the beginning of the Fall Quarter, they analyzed the topic of the 2010 Venice Biennale “People meet in Architecture,” by focusing on the “exhibition as city” (Biennale) and the “city as exhibition”...

Tranberg Master Stud...

During spring quarter 2011 Danish architect Lene Tranberg taught a master architecture studio at the University of Washington while serving as the Scan|Design Foundation Visiting Distinguished Professor in the College of Built Environments.  Professor Tranberg is a founding partner of...

Trollspotting, part ...

Sverre Fehn – Hedmarksmuseet, Hamar While I’m waiting for paperwork to clear through the Norwegian bureaucracy, I’ve been planning side trips to places around Oslo.  My first stop: Sverre Fehn’s Hedmarksmuseet in Hamar.  Fehn adapted the ruins of a medieval bishop’s castle...