Building and Remembe...

Written by Assistant Professor Elizabeth M. Golden Bob Hull, one of Seattle’s most well-known and respected architects passed away on April 7th, 2014, at the age of 68. He left behind an impressive legacy of buildings, and the work he created over a lifetime will continue to serve and uplift...

The Afghan Studio: a...

The foundation stone laying ceremony for the new Gawhar Khatoon Girls’ School was held just a few weeks ago–to much fanfare and excitement from the local community in Mazar-i-Sharif. What began as a discussion between our former dean Daniel Friedman, and philanthropist Janet Ketcham, has...

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...

SystemaMateria

Jugaad innovation has been hyped in the business world for a few years now. Jugaad comes from Hindi, and it refers to a type of innovation occurring mostly in rural areas of India, where people are improvising innovative solutions to pressing problems with minimal resources. This informal way...

Berlin: die Offene S...

Extreme Home Makeover: Berlin Edition A problem most cities don’t have: indestructible war infrastructure. What does one do when a hulking Nazi bunker is occupying valuable real estate? One solution is to just build right over the top of it, like Jürgen Sawade’s apartment building,...

Berlin: die Offene S...

Constructing High Performance Buildings With Renewable Materials Today I visited an unassuming project, which might at first glance not seem that unusual when observing it from the street, but it is constructed from materials that would make it a groundbreaking project in any city. Apartment...