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...

The Sustainable City

When I was approached by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine to contribute to this month’s issue commemorating the 1962 World’s Fair, I was asked to “dream 50 years into the  future”. It was an intriguing idea, and I said sure why not. A series of questions were poised to a diverse group:...

Welcome Back

A “hearty welcome” to new and continuing students in the Department of Architecture programs.  The start of a new quarter, particularly in Autumn, is always an exciting time.  Keep in mind that your education happens in many settings at the University of Washington – not only in...

Welcome from Dave

Welcome to the new UW Department of Architecture Blog (BElog). This is a forum to disseminate all of the exciting news happening within and around the Department, including upcoming and recent events, student studio work, faculty and student research, and alumni activities. Initially we will...