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....

Alumni in the City: ...

A few weeks ago on Sunday October 26th, we had a great turnout of alumni for ‘Alumni in the City’ – a walking tour led by UW Department of Architecture alumni designers offering a behind the scenes glimpse into the design of six notable projects. The projects and alumni...

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...

Chair Affair + Idaho...

 Written by Olga Amigud, M Arch 2014 Candidate  Photos courtesy of Olga Amigud, Kimo Griggs, Anna Pajulo, Olof Jondelius, and Jason Tran For several years now, some of the lucky architecture students (those that have taken Furniture Studio taught at the BE labs) have been traveling with...

1:1 Precedent Models...

Written by Alden MacKey and Andy Wolfang, M Arch Candidates (2015) As a case study, our team’s project was Peter Zumthor’s Steilneset Memorial honoring the victims of the Vardø witch trails, built in Norway in 2011.  We were specifically interested in this project on account of its...

Staff Field Trip 201...

Each summer the Architecture staff takes one afternoon to venture out on a field trip to tour a building or place of architectural significance or relevance. We are often joined by the Architecture Chair, Dave Miller,  and end the excursion with a relaxing lunch, giving us time to enjoy...

The Ghost of Archite...

At the Henry Art Gallery| July 13, 2013 – September 29, 2013  Return to the campus over the summer! See a great art exhibit! Sit and watch the blue sky in James Turrell’s skyspace Light Reign! The Ghost of Architecture celebrates the addition of important works of art to the...

Festa Romana

On the evening of Friday, May 10th, banners were unfurled in Gould Court and Festa Romana, the annual Rome Program fund-raiser, was underway. Over 140 alumni and supporters showed up to sample the fine catering and bid on the immensely generous donations from friends of the program. For over...

Simple and Smart

Digital Fabrication Exhibition: “Simple Materials – Smart Connections” Arch 485 “Digital Craft Workshop”  initial design experiments Installed in UW’s Gould Hall Court 04/29/13 – 05/04/2013 Students in the UW Architecture Department’s Arch 485 “Digital Craft...

Headlines 2013!

Seeing Diagrams & Renderings: HEADLINES 2013  Last Friday, the eighth annual Headlines exhibition officially opened in Gould Court. Architectural professionals and students came out and celebrated current works by architecture offices in Seattle. It was a well attended event with...

Having Visions

“Travelling to see and be influenced by architecture started for me at UW but has now become a life-long passion. As I learned during my experiences in Scandinavia (’07) and at the UW Rome Center (’09), there is nothing better than experiencing architecture and culture first...

Final Review

At the end of every quarter, it’s hard to imagine having time to tear yourself away from your computer and catch another studio’s review. We often toil till the very last minute and head home to a few short hours of sleep before each review. Attending the furniture studio final...

ARCOSANTI

ARCOSANTI, A PROTOTYPE ARCOLOGY Arcosanti Physical Model On Friday Feb. 16th, I presented a DMG “Outside the Box” talk regarding what I had learnt from working and living in Arcosanti. Arcosanti is an urban laboratory for the concept of Arcology. Arcology (Architecture+Ecology) is Italian...

Mike Pyatok wins AIA...

Mike Pyatok, UW Emeritus Faculty,  has been awarded one of two of the  AIA 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. The institute recognized Michael Pyatok, FAIA, of Oakland’s Pyatok Architects, as an architect who has dedicated his career to the theory and practice of public...

Merry Xmas!

Merry Xmas from the UW ARCH...

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...

Sleepless in the Son...

Ventana Canyon, where we stayed for 4 days/nights A few weeks ago, we headed south to the amazing Sonoran desert at the sprawling edges of Tucson, AZ, excited and honored to represent UW at this year’s AIA Leadership Institute.  This was the fifth year of the Institute, which was started...

Service By Design

During the spring quarter of 2011, a handful of like-minded students gathered to discuss the creation of an independent design studio that would 1) engage an underserved community in the Seattle area, 2) explore the use of alternative building materials in an urban context, and 3) provide a...

A little daylight in...

“You mean I don’t have to walk down the Burke Gilman with a lighting model ever again?” It’s true! The newest BE Resource this year is the Materials + Daylighting Lab, located in the newly renovated Gould 002. With the generous donation of the overcast sky box and heliodon by the...