Design for Beacon

Beacon Food Forest, located just southwest of Jefferson Park on Beacon Hill, is a community garden project rooted in permaculture. This food forest, which broke ground in 2010, is using a gardening technique that simulates a woodland ecosystem but substitutes in edible plants. The Beacon...

Exploring Materials ...

“If you are ever stuck on inspiration just ask your materials for advice”- Louis Khan Often we can get caught up designing with certain alienation towards the intuitive beauty of material. Our formal introduction to the wood shop is helping us discover the beautiful balance between...

Targeting 100! New W...

Targeting 100! | Design in Healthcare – New Website Launch!!  We have been very busy over the last year at the Integrated Design Lab!  I’m excited to share the results of one of our most recent projects, “Targeting 100!”  Just last week we officially launched the Targeting 100!...

Urban and Sustainabl...

Vikram Prakāsh’s interdisciplinary Urban Sustainability studio is asking questions, and lots of them. We are tasked with designing interventions for Tollefson Plaza, a concrete no-man’s land that awkwardly straddles the UW Tacoma campus and downtown Tacoma. Students are leaving their...

Festa Romana

On the evening of Friday, May 10th, banners were unfurled in Gould Court and Festa Romana, the annual Rome Program fund-raiser, was underway. Over 140 alumni and supporters showed up to sample the fine catering and bid on the immensely generous donations from friends of the program. For over...

Mixing Buddhism with...

Arch 502: CLT: material culture | A design investigation into the material culture of emergence of a new building technology: the cross-laminated timber panel This studio is about dichotomies united by a slab of wood.  The slab of wood is Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) , basically panels of...

The 2X4CHAIR

The 2X4CHAIR | Jim Nicholls In the early 1930’s Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld, inspired by social concerns and aiming to provide well designed furniture as cheaply as possible, designed a ‘Crate’ furniture series and wrote,“… a piece of furniture of fine...

Designing Process

Designing Process | Making the Wawona Sculpture The Wawona sculpture, which is currently installed at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle, was a work heavily derived from the invention of process. The structural design work of ARUP was as unique as the process used by Studio...

A Place to Learn

Mark your calendars! Last Fall, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Golden along with Bob Hull of Miller | Hull Architects,  taught this exciting Arch 503 studio,  “Afghanistan Studio”,  which developed design proposals for the Gohar Khaton Girls’ School located in Mazar-i-sharif,...

Simple and Smart

Digital Fabrication Exhibition: “Simple Materials – Smart Connections” Arch 485 “Digital Craft Workshop”  initial design experiments Installed in UW’s Gould Hall Court 04/29/13 – 05/04/2013 Students in the UW Architecture Department’s Arch 485 “Digital Craft...

47N Lecture

Tomorrow Night!! Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 | 6:30 PM | Joshua Prince-Ramus of Rex 47N Event | Lecture: Joshua Prince-Ramus of Rex 47N is funded by the Dept of Architecture Professional Advisory Council (PAC). Reception at 5:30PM in Arch 250 Lecture 6:30PN in Architecture Hall 147 | University of...

Dorte Mandrup Studio

Dorte Mandrup Studio: Public Dialogue Danish Architect, Dorte Mandrup,  returns to Architecture Hall this spring (she taught a studio here last year in the spring) for an intensive design studio which, this year, focuses on a portion of James Corner Field Operations’ plan for the Seattle...

BE Symposium!

Students in the Built Environment PhD program at the University of Washington will be hosting a symposium on the morning of Friday, May 3rd in Gould Court. The impetus for the “BE More” symposium centers on defining the “built environment” as an educational framework. Specifically,...