Photographs of Viadu...

Last week the southern portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle was demolished to make way for the construction of a highway tunnel beneath the city. When that is completed around 2015, then the rest of the viaduct through downtown will also be demolished. Like a lot of other...

Reception: Material ...

The University of Washington Department of Architecture, the Professional Advisory Council and 47 Degrees North presents: Material Evidence 2011 November 4, 2011 6:00 PM Gould Hall 208 University of Washington If form in architecture is considered as a verb as well as a noun, an action as...

The Fremont Troll Gr...

The man whose fertile mind helped give us the famous Fremont Troll now presents — drum roll, please — the Fremont Troll Chia Pet. Steve Badanes, UW professor of architecture, is known for many things. As an architect he is a founding member of the Jersey Devil group of design-builders,...

500 Studio takes on ...

The Autumn 500 studio is a convergence of both three and two year students creating an exciting mixture of new and old faces. This studio, traditionally one that addresses urban planning and design questions, has taken an unconventional turn this year when professors Ann Marie Borys, Peter...

Reinterpreting the C...

Reinterpreting the CMU block has been a recurring challenge proposed by Professor Jim Nicholls within his course Construction Materials and Assemblies. This take on the CMU block, designed and built by Andrew Thies, Chris Garland, and Victor Velarde , works within the 8” x 8’’ x 16”...

UW Graduate Mona Joh...

SEATTLE, October 24, 2011– Tonight, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle chapter honored architecture projects from across Washington State for projects exhibiting design excellence in a broad array of building types.  Award-winning projects, announced at a packed event at...

English Roundabouts

Greetings from England!  I (Juan Vergara) am currently participating in the University of Liverpool Exchange.  I am joining MArch students in their last year of the program for a semester project.  The studio design includes a mixed-use project, predominantly residential and in an urban...

Ciao Tutti Ragazzi

Ciao tutti ragazzi, This is my second time studying in Rome, and it’s amazing to be back! Even after spending a month here as an undergraduate, it is still excitingly overwhelming, confusing, and nonetheless fun to be back in this city. This year’s program is focusing on water, food,...

Sustainability Summi...

When asked for his view on sustainability, Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia replied: “I hate that word sustainability. It’s a bogus word. It means absolutely nothing. There is no human-economic endeavor that’s sustainable. That’s against the second law of...

THURSDAY, 10/20: Jen...

2011 Mahlum Endowed Lecture TOWARDS A REFLEXIVE PRACTICE Jennifer Yoos | VJAA Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6:30pm Architecture Hall 147 Jennifer Yoos is a principal of VJAA based in Minneapolis. The firm is known for its innovative approach to architectural practice, environmental design, and...

A Look into the Mexi...

In January 2010, ten students from the University of Washington embarked on a 3-month trip to Mexico, the first “Mexico Abroad Program” conducted by the Department of Architecture since the Mexico Design/Build program taught by Steve Badanes. What made this program unique amongst the many...

‘Dear Chicago&...

“The wind’s feeling real these days. Yeah, baby, it hurts me some. Never thought I’d feel so blue. New York City, you’re almost gone. I think that I’ve fallen out of love, I think I’ve fallen out of love… with you.” - ‘Dear Chicago’, lyrics by Ryan...

NWPR Conference : Ju...

“A city, properly speaking, does not exist by the accretion of houses but the association of human beings” - Lewis Mumford Last Friday and Saturday we (Davis Hammer and Kate Murphy) participated in the 3rd Annual Northwest and Pacific Region Leadership Institute at the IDL.  Six schools...

Ciao from Roma!

A quick update from Rob Corser and Ann Huppert in Rome! “Students are having a great time as far as we can tell. They are really enthusiastic and never more than 5 minutes late for any meeting (which is really, really rare and really appreciated!). Here are a few images -the group shot...

Something Cool : The...

The Noun Project is a project started by Edward Boatman an architect/designer in Los Angeles, along with a collective of individuals (mostly graphic designers) that are building an open source library of symbols that will always be free for anyone to use.  By keeping it free, they hope to...

2011 AIA Honor Award...

This October marks the 61st annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture hosted by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle chapter.  The Honor Awards provides an opportunity for the region’s architecture, engineering, and construction industry to assemble as a community...

Aalto University Woo...

Congratulations to Megan Groth and the Aalto University Wood Program on the Liina Transitional Shelter! The number of refugees worldwide is expected to grow to over a billion by 2050. The Liina Transitional Shelter is a temporary building to be used in cold climates during crisis situations...

Public Space Public ...

Public Space | Public Life Studio on Seattle’s Central Waterfront   Autumn 2011 ARCH 504/LARCH 504  Professors Kathryn R. Merlino and Nancy Rottle “Playing on the Pier” Saturday, October 8th Seattle’s Central Waterfront is heralded as one of the most significant...

Architecture and Col...

As the optimism of the Arab Spring that seized large areas of North Africa and the Middle East now fades into a much more murky fall, it seems a good time to reflect on some of the changes that have been going on in that part of the world and the manner in which architecture and urban space...

Exhibit : An Image o...

“Ay ga wa na!” In Sonrai, the phrase “I know how!” is an amazing exclamation of empowerment and joy. Malians are capable of so many things, but when given the opportunity to take a photo, they question themselves. With a simple explanation and with the first click, eyes open...