Thesis Studio Final ...

Written by Rick Mohler The pace of work and level of intensity is increasing in the Thesis Studio as 25 students prepare to present final projects on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This will be the culmination of more than two quarters of work, which began in the Sprinq Quarter of last year with...

ARCH 100 Summer 2014

Written by Lecturer Judith Swain For the past 20 years, ARCH 100 / Introduction to Architecture has offered students the opportunity to learn about architectural design in an intensive, hands-on program during the UW summer quarter. It has also provided studio-teaching experience for the GSAs...

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....

Tables of Content: S...

Written by Senior Lecturer Jim Nicholls Tables Of Content is a School of Art summer furniture studio taught by Jim Nicholls and John Martin. 25 undergraduate students from across the UW campus, including students from the College of Built Environments, were introduced to the fundamentals of...

Fab4Humanity: Forks ...

Written By Associate Professor Rob Corser The UW Department of Architecture’s Spring Collab/Fab Studio for 2014 engaged with the community of Forks Washington for the second year of a three year commitment of work with this rural city on the Olympic Peninsula.   The studio was led by...

Building a Tectonic ...

Written by Marisol Foreman, 2015 M. Arch Candidate As architecture students, we spend an incredible amount of time on our craft, especially at our school. We do this willingly knowing that we will need to work just as hard in the real world, and (for a long while) on someone else’s designs....

Furniture Studio: Be...

Written by Ross Lambert, M Arch 2014 Candidate Winter Quarter means Furniture Studio at the UW for graduate students.  The first day of class began with a short lecture on the history and tradition of the studio by Professor Jeffrey Ochsner.  In 2012, Jeffrey published the book Furniture...

Intuition and Proces...

Written by M.Arch 3+ student Kurt Koegel ARCH 303 Introduction to Design Studio I: Intuition and Process “Architecture is an art because it is interested not only in the original need of shelter but also in putting together spaces and material in a meaningful manner.  This occurs through...

ARCH 400 Tectonic Mo...

Written by Undergraduate Michal Okonski             Recently, all three of the Arch 400 studios were assigned to build ½” scale models of their studio projects. The models were to show an interesting and important section of the project as well as the structure of the building....

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...

Insight, In Site

Written by Kate Reef and Kyle Kinney, M. Arch. 2014 The Scan Design Master Studio gives students the opportunity to spend two weeks on a tour of Copenhagen, Denmark studying the urban conditions and architecture that set it apart from other European cities. The Gehl Studio is supported by...

Robot TreeHouses

Robot TreeHouses: Experiments in Adaptive and Responsive Architectural Parasites The UW Department of Architecture’s Summer Digital Fabrication studio for 2013 was led by Associate Professor Rob Corser, AIA. RobotTreehouses is a collaboration between the UW Department of Architecture, Arup...

Summer with Arch 100

Every summer, ARCH 100 offers students a glimpse into the world of architecture. The course is designed to accommodate undergraduate students who plan to apply to the architecture major and students already holding bachelor degrees from other disciplines who intend to apply to architecture...

Fika (Swedish) v. &#...

Written by Carey Moran, Benjamin Ahearn, and Kristin Karlsson Why is it, when collaboration is so highly revered, that group work in school is so…despised? The prospect of compromising your ideas or doing all the work seems sacrilegious and exhausting. In theory, group work is meant to...

Design for Beacon

Beacon Food Forest, located just southwest of Jefferson Park on Beacon Hill, is a community garden project rooted in permaculture. This food forest, which broke ground in 2010, is using a gardening technique that simulates a woodland ecosystem but substitutes in edible plants. The Beacon...

Exploring Materials ...

“If you are ever stuck on inspiration just ask your materials for advice”- Louis Khan Often we can get caught up designing with certain alienation towards the intuitive beauty of material. Our formal introduction to the wood shop is helping us discover the beautiful balance between...

Urban and Sustainabl...

Vikram Prakāsh’s interdisciplinary Urban Sustainability studio is asking questions, and lots of them. We are tasked with designing interventions for Tollefson Plaza, a concrete no-man’s land that awkwardly straddles the UW Tacoma campus and downtown Tacoma. Students are leaving their...

Mixing Buddhism with...

Arch 502: CLT: material culture | A design investigation into the material culture of emergence of a new building technology: the cross-laminated timber panel This studio is about dichotomies united by a slab of wood.  The slab of wood is Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) , basically panels of...

Dorte Mandrup Studio

Dorte Mandrup Studio: Public Dialogue Danish Architect, Dorte Mandrup,  returns to Architecture Hall this spring (she taught a studio here last year in the spring) for an intensive design studio which, this year, focuses on a portion of James Corner Field Operations’ plan for the Seattle...

Japan | Part 2

Japan Studio Spring 2013, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Associate Professor | Arch 506/402  This graduate/undergraduate architecture studio investigates the nature of Metabolic urbanism from premodern times to the present through a 10-day study tour to Japan during spring break 2013 as the basis for...