“New” Te...

I am fortunate to be in a position in which people send me a lot of interesting things to look at, to read, to comment on and to absorb into my teaching and research. Much of what I see has to do with digital design and fabrication technologies – hardly a day goes by without an article...

High-Rise Education

The High-Rise Elementary School Studio, taught by Joel Loveland for several years, emphasizes sustainable design and meeting the 2030 Challenge. For the past eight weeks we have been incorporating these elements into an 80,000 square foot K-5 traditional school program. We were given the...

The Experience of Fu...

There are very few published accounts that seek to share the experience of architecture school.  Although the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) offers an on-line “Guide to Architecture Schools,” that guide only provides summaries of different schools’...

Culinary Architectur...

Students analyzed the site by way of a video called Capitol Hill // Time. Our class’s first year of architecture school is wrapping up with a studio led by Alex Anderson and Brian McLaren.  The class revolves around the design of a joined culinary school and daily market on the corner of...

Research Reflection

My grandfather was hospitalized last week.  It turns out, at 98, he is very resilient and went home within a few days.  I am always amazed by his ability to understand the ever changing world – he has lived through two world wars, a deep depression, and now into the increasingly digital...

Neighborhood Design ...

Design proposal of the new shed/greenhouse/teaching area for the UW Farm. At only our third week on site so far, the Neighborhood Design Build Studio is well on its way to building a piece of UW history, quite literally, in fact, with a little over six more weeks to completion.  Through a...

Keepin’ It Weird: Va...

As part of the continuing series of studios, the Vashon Storefront studio takes the level of community involvement to the next level. Over a series of weekends and day trips, students have met with locals to investigate projects that are truly beneficial for Vashon Island. The studio works...

Collab/Fab

The Collab/Fab Studio, founded by Rob Corser, AIA and sponsored by the UW Department of Architecture, brings undergraduate design students together with community members to explore mutually enriching opportunities for collaborative interventions in the built and social environment. CollabFab...

Light & Dark

Light and lighting are often considered technology driven building systems, engineered to solve basic problems related to visual tasks.  The engineered solutions are primarily focused on providing a specified quantity of light onto a horizontal 30” high “work plane”.  Whether the light...