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...

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...

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,...

The Revered Tectonic...

Every winter quarter, there is a spectacular showcase of the craft that we, as architecture students, put into our work in the form of quarter inch scale tectonic models for Jim Nicholls’ Design Development course (Arch 570). The level of detailing, which sometimes isn’t achieved in...

Perfecting the Thesi...

Written by Kristopher Chan, M Arch 2014 Candidate It is still hard to believe that we have presented our theses and have technically “graduated.” A mere nine months ago, most of us were finishing winter quarter having hastily submitted a rough thesis proposal to our thesis advisors Louisa...

Hotspot Pavilion: co...

UW Today picked up the story about M. Arch students in Prof. Peter Cohan’s studio who were selected to design and build a new temporary event pavilion on Seattle’s waterfront.  This project is a collaborative effort between the Department of Architecture and Friends...

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...