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...

Gould Pavilion Inaug...

On Wednesday evening the UW College of Built Environments community gathered in Gould Hall to welcome its new Gould Pavilion, designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, with an inaugural exhibition, In-Between, by Seattle-based architecture firm Suyama Peterson Deguchi (SPD). The evening...

Conversation with Gl...

On Tuesday afternoon the UW community crowded into Alder Commons Auditorium to welcome Pritzker Prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt. The special noontime “conversation” proceeded as a question and answer session, with UW Professor of Architecture Vikram Prakāsh serving as interviewer....

Hotspot Pavilion: co...

UW Today picked up the story about M. Arch students in Prof. Peter Cohan’s studio who were selected to design and build a new temporary event pavilion on Seattle’s waterfront.  This project is a collaborative effort between the Department of Architecture and Friends...

Congratulations, Gra...

After a (midnight) Friday thesis deadline, we gathered Saturday at Cultivate in Elm Hall to celebrate our graduating Master of Architecture students with a slide show and awards.  A list of this quarter’s theses is provided at the end of this post. Graduates, congratulations from all of us...

Our Centennial

It’s hard to believe that autumn quarter is nearing an end and we’re soon heading into winter!  It’s been quite an exciting season around the UW Department of Architecture with much more still to come. This fall we celebrated with the grand kickoff of the Architecture Centennial....

Seattle Studio Summe...

Written by Kristian London, edited by Rick Mohler and Dechen Gonnot The Seattle Studio is a collaboration between the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD), the Department of Urban Design and Planning and the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington....

Studioworks 2014: En...

Please join the Department of Architecture for Studioworks 2014: End of Year Show. Featuring the work of students throughout the entire year as well as undergraduate and graduate furniture pieces! Let’s celebrate the end of another great year and toast the future as we look to our 100th...

Design our Centennia...

The 2014-2015 academic year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington! At this important milestone, we will celebrate our past and contemplate our future through engaging events, lectures, design and discussion. The Department invites...

Discovery Park Obser...

Written by B. Arch. Students Benjamin Emery, Aly Cornelius, Tyler Tarte, and Riley Lacalli This quarter’s ARCH 300 studio’s site is in Discovery Park. Four undergraduate students write about their experiences visiting Discovery Park for studio. Benjamin Emery The euphoria of laying...

ARCADE Launch Party!

ARCADE Issue 31.4 Launch Party TONIGHT!!! September 12, 5:30 – 7:30pm Join ARCADE at Westland Distillery’s new space in SODO on Thursday, September 12, 5:30-7:30pm as they celebrate the release of ARCADE issue 31.4, Designing Data, feature edited by Karen Cheng. A $20...