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...

Aerial Photography &...

As you may know, I am probably the least-traveled member of the faculty at this very international school of architecture. But the money I might have spent on foreign airlines is spent instead on helicopter flights around Seattle. I love flying in helicopters (as a passenger), and so far...

The Helicopter Club

In 2009 I rekindled an old passion for riding in helicopters when I attempted to re-photograph an historic aerial view of the UW campus, which had been taken from a balloon during the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exhibition (AYP). After several flights I got it right, or at least close enough...

Photographs of Viadu...

Last week the southern portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle was demolished to make way for the construction of a highway tunnel beneath the city. When that is completed around 2015, then the rest of the viaduct through downtown will also be demolished. Like a lot of other...

Here Comes the Neigh...

This is a photo update on some of the UW construction activity happening in the vicinity of Architecture”s home base in Gould Hall. I sent it originally on Sept 18 to my “Loop Group” list serve, and now I”m sharing it with a larger audience via this new departmental...