Prove It: Measuring ...

truth noun \ˈtrüth\ the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true (Merriam-Webster, m-w.com) proof noun \ˈprüf\ proof : an act or process of showing that something is true (Merriam-Webster, m-w.com) Truth is a property of being in accord with fact or reality. It is...

Home Economics

Home Economics | The Urban Ecology Partnership at the Bullitt Center Written by Rob Peña • Associate Professor, University of Washington  For decades, the design community has debated the meanings and applicability of sustainability and corollary terms such as sustainable design, green...

Tectonic | Skin

The Market Hall studio is one of four ARCH 501 tectonic studios this term taking deep dive investigations into the skin and bones of buildings. This studio is developing design proposals for a neighborhood market hall where local growers, vintners, distillers, and crafts people can sell...

Designing the World’...

Amory Lovins, physicist and chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute, says that “we don’t care about dirty black rocks (coal) and sticky black liquid (oil); we care about mobility, cold beer and blaring stereos.” We want the services that our modern buildings, machines and devices...

Test of Time

Is it likely or even possible for a modern building to last for 250 years? Part of the Bullitt Center’s claim to the “greenest office building in the world” rests on the intention to make a building that will last much longer than the 73 year median for an office building in the...

Things to Come

From the foothills of the Jemez Mountains where I grew up in Northern New Mexico, we looked east across the Rio Grande Valley to the alpine peaks of the Sangre de Cristos spanning the horizon from Santa Fe to the Colorado border and beyond. When the 2,040 megawatt Four Corners Generating...