This Weekend: Septem...

Welcome to the first weekend of the 2011-2012 academic year! While the time might be spent trying to fit in a hundred group meetings, be sure to also check out TONIGHT’s lecture with Marie J. Aquilino, from l’Ecole Speciale D’Architecture, as well as a few other small studio...

Seattle’s Bull...

Seattle’s Bullitt Center is set to push the boundaries of green building. With a 250-year lifecycle, water and energy self-sufficiency and its own sewage plant, is this building the vision of the future? From the Leon Kaye for the Guardian Professional Network Friday, September 30,...

Poplar + Cedar Residence Halls – Now Open Sep30

Poplar + Cedar Resid...

From our windows of Gould Hall, Mahlum’s (and UW’s) new residence halls are quickly rising and with the start of the new year, both Poplar and Cedar Halls are now open to students. What are your thoughts? Are there any architecture students living here? Check out the ammenities of...

Lecture : Marie J. A...

Please join the Department of Architecture tomorrow, Friday September 30, for the first lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year.  Architecture Hall 147, 6:30pm. As the rate of natural disasters increases so does the need to help rebuild the communities and lives of those affected. Across the...

Scan|Design Internsh...

With funding from the Scan|Design Foundation, the UW Department of Architecture is sponsoring a six-month internship at Henning Larsen Architects in Copenhagen. The internship will run from January through June 2012. The position will pay a monthly stipend plus allowances for living and travel...

Welcome Back

A “hearty welcome” to new and continuing students in the Department of Architecture programs.  The start of a new quarter, particularly in Autumn, is always an exciting time.  Keep in mind that your education happens in many settings at the University of Washington – not only in...

From 208J

This post marks my last as the guest blogger. It has been a pleasure. Eryn will be back at the reins later this week when she gets back in Seattle. Take a look at the following for some of the highlights of this week and have a fantastic upcoming school year! Kris 1. 13 Incredibly Intricate...

Paintings on Doors

This summer, for the Architecture Department Exhibits series, I hung a show of my paintings in 208 Gould. An edited selection from an extended series, the six works are all oil paintings on landscape format hollow-core door panels. Within a limited pallet of color, form, and technique, the...

An Autumn Weekend in...

Some great lectures and films with UW Architecture Department staff are happening this weekend in Seattle as The Seattle Design Festival winds down and autumn kicks in. I’ve profiled just some of the events below but there are many more! Friday, September 23rd How Much Does Your Building...

Compositions of Chan...

I grew up in a Colombian household in the middle of Nashville suburbia. While our neighbors were discussing sweet tea and baseball, my family’s dinnertime conversations often focused around Latin politics, history and culture. Because of this, I was keenly aware from a very young age of...

Here Comes the Neigh...

This is a photo update on some of the UW construction activity happening in the vicinity of Architecture’s home base in Gould Hall. I sent it originally on Sept 18 to my “Loop Group” list serve, and now I’m sharing it with a larger audience via this new departmental...

From 208j

Happy Monday! The rainy fall of Seattle officially began over the weekend. Today, look out for a post from Jessica Miller about Revit and later this week posts from Natalie Gualy about her travels in Cuba, John Stamets about the changing landscape of the U-District, and upcoming events this...

Revit, It is all abo...

It shouldn’t have been surprising, really.  However, at the end of the Summer 2011 Revit class, the feedback from students was overwhelming on the nature of collaboration – between students, teammates, and members of the building profession.  What surprised me was that this wasn’t an...

This Weekend, Septem...

This is a huge weekend for Seattle with the first annual Seattle Design Festival which kicks off tomorrow! Below are just some of the happenings this weekend, so check their calendar for more stellar events next week. Friday, September 16 Worldwide Parking Day as part of The Seattle Design...

Expressed in Concret...

Over the last two and a half months, I have had the great opportunity to study in Brazil. Between participating in a Cultural Studies program and currently being involved in an Urban Planning Studio, I was able to visit several states and cities of this vast country. In this blog post, I...

Musings from the gue...

It seems that summer has ended and fall is coming to Seattle in full swing. We had a nice run, short as it was. This week, check out Tyler Sprague’s post about Bricks in Chandigarh and on Wednesday look out for a post by Jay Ranaweera, who is currently studying in Brazil. We’re...

The Bricks of Chandi...

While reinforced concrete was widely used for Le Corbusier’s Capitol buildings – the studied and theorized ‘beton brut’, – on the streets of Chandigarh, a red clay brick sets the architectural texture and tone for the city.  The utility material of the city, brick is used...

This Weekend: Septem...

Hi all! This is Kris Chan and I’ll be the guest blogger while Eryn is away. With the delayed summer weather that the NW has been receiving as of late, why not take advantage? This weekend may just might be your last chance before the gloom and chill of fall sets in. With an abundance of...

Eryn ga Diira

Songhai lesson #1: Diira = to travel. Eryn ga diira (Eryn is traveling)! After six weeks of successful blog-writing and updates from the office in Gould Hall, I (Eryn) am handing over the work to a friend and recent graduate, Kristopher Chan, for the next three weeks. Instead of organizing...

Hej Hej from Københa...

As the locals say, “Der er ingen ko på isen “(translated, “there’s no cow on the ice” and vernacular for “it’s all good”). We’ve only been here for a few days but we have certainly hit the ground running-cycling, rather- and have already seen a good portion of the city. The...