Designing in Afghani...

Over the past six weeks, the Arch 503 “Afghanistan Studio” has been developing design proposals for the Gohar Khaton Girls’ School located in Mazar-i-sharif, Afghanistan. The students have been asked to consider how to create an architecturally significant and beautiful school that...

Thesis Studio, Autum...

It is always quite interesting to take a look at thesis projects in any architecture program to gauge the concerns of students, and perhaps even predict where the attention of our discipline may eventually move. Indeed, the thesis work of architecture students—which often tackles complex and...

A Shell house on Gre...

The fall 2012 Arch 400 studio “ A Shell house on Greenlake” is in full swing. The title is a bit misleading as the project is not just about a shellhouse (even though that is the focal point), it also incorporates space for sailboats, kayaks, canoes, park-goers, families, a café and maybe...

New Moves in the San...

Last summer a small group of us got to play in a sandbox full of new toys — with gizmos, gadgets, widgets, and thing-a-ma-bobs.  Play, of course, is one way of systematically exploring the affordances of a new technology. And sandboxes are designed to be largely free of risk, while...

Lecture: Brett Steel...

Re-Making Architecture – Brett Steele, Director of the Architectural Association, School of Architecture Monday, Nov. 19, 6pm – Gould Hall, Room 322 Brett Steele directs the Architectural Association School of Architecture, in London. The AA School has for decades been recognized...

Lecture Tonight!: Pa...

Patricia Patkau Lecture | Thursday, November 15th 5:30PM Reception, 6:30PM Lecture Architecture Hall 147 Patricia Patkau, AIBC, OAA, FRAIC, RCA, HFAIA, HFRIBA, CM Patricia Patkau, in conjunction with her partner John Patkau, founded Patkau Architects in 1979. Her contributions to the practice...

In Site. In Sight.

This fall, the Gehl studio, an interdisciplinary studio led by Bianca Hermansen, Gehl architects, Nancy Rottle, Landscape Architecture, and Jim Nicholls, Architecture,  has been envisioning the West of 15th University District as an eco-district; a community that is economically,...

Designing the World’...

Amory Lovins, physicist and chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute, says that “we don’t care about dirty black rocks (coal) and sticky black liquid (oil); we care about mobility, cold beer and blaring stereos.” We want the services that our modern buildings, machines and devices...

Lecture: Alejandro E...

UNLIMITED MEANS by ALEJANDRO ECHEVERRI Presented by SPACE.CITY November 14, 2012 5:30 pm: Happy Hour | 6:30 pm: Lecture MAKERS 92 Lenora Street | Seattle, WA 98121 Alejandro Echeverri is an internationally acclaimed architect and planner from Medellín, Colombia, Colombia and Director of...

Tree People

Great fire pit at the Friendship Circle Islandwood could be summed up in just a few words, words like beautiful, wonderful and ingenious, but they wouldn’t be enough. It is, on paper, a camp for inner-city kids to experience and learn about the environment over the course of four...

Making and Remaking

I like to make things. I don’t know why, exactly – my parents were not “handy” in the sense that they went looking for the type of projects that I have long been drawn to. They never taught me how to use tools. I guess I had a granduncle that was an amateur architect (I...

Halloween Gould Hall

This year’s Halloween Happy Hour – celebrated Friday Oct 26 – was the best costume show in years, thanks to the coordinated efforts of the student Happy Hour Committee and the Planning Students Association. Costumes ranged from simple bold colored shirts to elaborate...