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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...