Steel Studio

Contributed by Travis Hauan, M.Arch candidate  2016 Steel Competition: Full Speed Ahead! This year’s steel studio is entering a national competition to design innovative steel buildings.  The competition has two categories: “tall building”, and “open”.  Our studio chose to design...

Casting Studio

Contributed by Tyler S. Sprague, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture   Every studio is an opportunity to explore something new.  The architectural studio format provides an almost unparalleled venue for thoughtful and critical investigations through design – whether to...

HALA Design Studio

Contributed by Rick Mohler An adequate, affordable supply of housing is the lifeblood of culturally rich, diverse, and livable urban centers. Without this, people who work here will be forced to move out of the city, with dire impacts not only on individual lives, but also on the region: more...

ARCH 101: INTRODUCTI...

Contributed by Associate Professor Ann Marie Borys     This fall I have led a new course (officially titled “Introduction to Architectural Studies”) that is designed to welcome our newly admitted freshman and sophomore students and to introduce them to the academic program, the...

CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS: I...

Contributed by Associate Professor Mehlika Inanici We all have days that we experience sleepiness during daytime, and/or find it difficult to sleep at night. If we travel across multiple time zones, we experience jetlag. A growing body of research in the past 15 years has shown that human eye...

An Inclusive Seattle...

Contributed by Sarah Chan, M. Arch candidate Prof. Sharon Sutton’s Arch 500 studio this Fall Quarter considers homelessness and the current shelter crisis in Seattle. Students are asked to redesign a block in the Pike-Pine Corridor of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. After determining site,...

Grief and Its Transc...

Contributed by Prof. Jeffrey Ochsner, Nov. 10. 2015 In late October, Routledge released the latest book in its Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series, Grief and Its Transcendence: Memory, Identity, Creativity, edited by Adele Tutter and Léon Wurmser.  The book includes my essay, “The...

2015 Seattle Design ...

The University of Washington Department of Architecture is pleased to be a part of the 2015 Seattle Design Festival, an annual celebration of all the ways design makes life better. Community members, city officials, citizen-experts, and designers all come together at workshops,...

Staff field trip 201...

It is a much-loved Architecture staff tradition that every summer, we take one afternoon to venture out on a field trip to tour a local building or site of architectural significance. We are often joined by the department chair, and this year marked incoming chair Brian McLaren’s first...

Carbon Leadership Fo...

The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is an industry-academic collaborative research effort hosted by the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments.  The CLF works to reduce the carbon ‘embodied’ in building materials. ‘Embodied carbon’ is the sum of carbon emitted in...

Note from the Chair

  Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,   As I step down from the position of Chair, I want to thank all of you for your amazing dedication and support toward making the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington such a fantastic place to study, teach and work to advance...

CBE team victory in ...

  An inter-disciplinary College of Built Environments graduate student team, including two M. Arch students from the Department of Architecture, won the 24th Annual Bank America Low-Income Housing Challenge on May 14th in San Francisco.  The team was led by Al Levine of the Runstad...

Festa Romana coming ...

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for one of our department’s favorite annual events, the Festa Romana!  This year’s extravaganza will be held on May 15 in Gould Court.  The deadline to register is May 8.  Click here for online registration.  For some background on the...

Jim Olson: Home Base

Our Centennial continues!  Last night (March 4, 2015) the Department welcomed back esteemed alumni Alan Maskin and Jim Olson and to kickoff our newest exhibit in Gould Pavilion: Home Base. Home Base presents an intimate portrait of architect Jim Olson (UW ’63) and his architectural legacy,...

Photo Lab Reboot

Contributed by Abby Inbanputr, Photo Lab Instructor The photo lab is back in business! Complete with the extensive music collection, smells of developer, prints hanging to dry, and students at work. Tucked away in the basement, the Gould Hall photo lab is easy to forget about, but it is a...

Ron Rochon elevated ...

Ron Rochon, a partner at The Miller|Hull Partnership and a dear friend of the Department of Architecture, was one of six AIA Seattle members to be elevated to the organization’s prestigious College of Fellows this year, one of the greatest honors an AIA member can receive.  Managing...

CLT HOUSE

The UW architecture community is excited about a house currently being constructed in Madison, which uses a unique new wood system, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). UW Affiliate Associate Professor Susan Jones and Arch 503 Studio students participated in the research for this project. House...

Arch 570 1:1

Perhaps you’ve heard the clamor of hammers in Gould of late, or have seen a construction zone where once was a quiet court. Don’t forget to check out the result of all that work — Arch 570 full-scale building details on display in Gould Court until February 13. The initial major...

Professor SuttonR...

Photo credit: Josh Polansky UW Professor of Architecture Sharon E. Sutton’s art exhibition, City Life on and Off the Grid, is on display at the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery until April 13. If you go to the show, please stop by Karen’s desk in the Architecture office (208 Gould Hall)...

Gould Hall Symposium

Yesterday evening’s symposium, Gould Hall: Past Present Future, was a huge success. As part of the UW Department of Architecture Centennial Celebration, the UW College of Built Environments community gathered in Gould Hall to learn more about the unique building which has served as its home...