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...