This Weekend: Septem...

Welcome to the first weekend of the 2012-2013 academic year! Here are few things to check out this weekend: Tonight!  Thursday, September 27 Conversations RE: Tacoma lecture series, Lecture #1- Extreme Make-Over: Façade Improvement Projects . Senior Lecturer, Jim Nicholls will be one of...

A little daylight in...

“You mean I don’t have to walk down the Burke Gilman with a lighting model ever again?” It’s true! The newest BE Resource this year is the Materials + Daylighting Lab, located in the newly renovated Gould 002. With the generous donation of the overcast sky box and heliodon by the...

Exhibition at the GS...

Over the summer, Associate Professor Ken Oshima, curated an exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The exhibition examines the work of the visionary architect, Kiyonori Kikutake, a key figure in the “Metabolist” movement, launched in Tokyo in 1960. A panel...

Staff Summer Field T...

Last month the Architecture Department Staff stepped out of the office during a sunny Thursday August afternoon and got together for their annual summertime field trip. This year we started off the field trip by touring Department Chair Dave Miller’s firm, Miller Hull, located downtown...

Student Happy Hour w...

As part of this year’s  Seattle Design Festival, The Seattle Architecture Foundation extends a special invitation to University students to explore the 15th Annual Architectural Model Exhibit. The exhibit theme this year, Natural Systems/Emergent Forms, explores the current projects of...

Seattle Design Festi...

Seattle Design Festival: Engage Your World / starts today! Thursday, September 20th – Sunday, September 23rd The annual Seattle Design Festival, created by Design in Public, is an event that encourages all to ‘engage our world’ by offering the public an opportunity to better...

NYC / Architecture H...

A Week in New York City through Photos Last week I stepped away from the Architecture Department’s office where I’ve been working this summer and spent the week back east in New York City seeing friends and exploring the city to the fullest. Here are a few of the new architecture...

SKIN / the tectonic ...

SKIN gets a facelift SKIN—the Architecture Department’s publication of student design and course work begun in 2004—has a new look this year. No longer printed as a book, SKIN now folds out like a map and can be hung as a poster. This innovative new format has enabled an increased...

The IDL: An Inside Look Sep10

The IDL: An Inside L...

If you’re an avid reader of the [BE]log, you know that the 3+ MArch students were placed as interns at several  top firms around Seattle. A few fellow classmates have already posted their experiences to the [BE]log, and I encourage you to take a look.  My experience, however, has been a...

CITIZEN THIEL

Architecture Professor Emeritus Philip Thiel – age 91 – is back on the streets and in the news again with his campaign to stop a potential high-rise development above the new Sound Transit station to be built underneath the block at NE 43rd & Brooklyn next to University...

Mexico City Recon

In late August, Rob Hutchison and I took a reconnaissance trip, over five days, to Mexico City to determine the site for the Winter Studio design problem and to locate space for the students to do design work and for the classes’ seminar discussions. It was a very successful trip in many...

POETRY NW!

Tomorrow night, come to Pioneer Square’s First Thursday art walk, when leading art galleries throw open their doors to introduce their new exhibitions and artists, and check out the Alley Network Project’s  POETRY NORTHWEST EXTRAVAGANZA EXTRAORDINAIRE LADIES & GENTLEMEN Come...

Structures in the Su...

This summer a few ambitious students took part in ARCH521: Structural System Design.  In the relaxed, cavernous summer atmosphere of Gould Hall, our small class was able to embark on a wide-ranging investigation of the technical and creative aspects of structure in architecture.  Our course...