Spring 2016 Thesis P...

Students, Faculty & Staff are invited to attend thesis reviews on Tuesday, May 31 & Thursday, June 2 next week. Thesis posters are posted here:   Spring 2016 Thesis Posters (all) Please join...

Denny Hall Renovatio...

On May 12, the Department of Architecture’s Professionals Advisory Council sponsored a tour of the ongoing Denny Hall renovation project.  This was an excellent opportunity for our students and faculty to preview Denny’s new 2016 main entry, interior skylight/atrium/stair, active...

A New Lighting Roadm...

An interdisciplinary team led by CBE M.L.A student Kelly Douglas with support from the Integrated Design Lab and the Office of the Campus Architect was awarded funding under a competitive solicitation of the Campus Sustainability Fund to create a roadmap for sustainable exterior landscape...

Students win AIA COT...

We are delighted to share the news that work from two of our students, Keija Zhang and Xiaoxi Jiao, was selected by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) as one of...

Fashion & Archi...

“Late in life, on an anxious urban street, Architecture meets Fashion. They fall in love…” Prof. Vikram Prakash’s winter 2016 graduate studio, in collaboration with the University of Washington School of Art, presents Near Body Architecture.  This gallery exhibit features...

Tectonic Studio 2016

Contributed by M.Arch candidate Allison Acosta On the afternoon of Monday, March 1st, students in their second year of the Masters of Architecture program gathered in Gould Court to unveil their tectonic models for Jim Nicholls’ Arch 570: Design Development course.  This annual event brings...

ARCH/CM Studio

Contributed by Associate Professor Ann Marie Borys   ARCH/CM 404 is an integrated design studio that has been offered annually for over five years.  Professors Kate Simonen (Architecture) and Carrie Dossick (Construction Management) designed this studio to link with seminars on topics...

Thesis Reviews

This morning (Monday, March 7) in Architecture Hall, eight Master of Architecture students and two Master of Science in Design Computing students presented their independent thesis projects.  Thesis reviews will continue this afternoon and tomorrow, to include a presentation from...

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...