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...

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....

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...