DIGItal FABulous

Written by Associate Professor Kimo Griggs Five years ago we installed three new laser cutters, a large format CNC router and plasma cutter, a 3D Printer and a variety of other small tools and new computer software around the College to support increased teaching and research in the area of...

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...

Chicago: Skyscrapers...

Mies, Wright, Gehry, SOM, and more! Written by Sam Miller, Joseph Burns, and Kris Chan Students and instructors from the Burns/Miller Studio recently travelled to the Windy City to see their project site, attend lectures by local engineers and architects, and take in the architectural wonder...

Grow/ing a Sustainab...

Although I benefit tremendously from understanding something about what my colleagues and fellow professionals are accomplishing in the realm of sustainable design and construction, I have continued to feel like your average informed citizen. Many individuals ask “what can I do?”...

SMOKEFARM 2013

SMOKEFARM 2013: Talks, Food, Tree Houses, Camping, and Rural Splendor. This summer I was invited to speak at  the Smokefarm Symposium 2013, an event run by the Rubicon Foundation at an former dairy farm just an hour outside Seattle.  It sounded intriguing at first, but I will admit, I...

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...

ARCADE Launch Party!

ARCADE Issue 31.4 Launch Party TONIGHT!!! September 12, 5:30 – 7:30pm Join ARCADE at Westland Distillery’s new space in SODO on Thursday, September 12, 5:30-7:30pm as they celebrate the release of ARCADE issue 31.4, Designing Data, feature edited by Karen Cheng. A $20...

Seattle Design Festi...

SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL 2013: DESIGN IN HEALTH Friday 13th Sep 2013 – Sunday 22nd Sep 2013 at Multiple locations throughout Seattle Put on by Design In Public, AIA Seattle, 30+ Partner Organization (incl. ARCADE) The Seattle Design Festival is the NW’s largest public design event that...

Freehand Drawing!

This Fall enroll in a freehand drawing workshop! Freehand Drawing for Architecture is a NON-CREDIT 9-week workshop offered Fall 2013 by the University of Washington Department of Architecture; it is open to UW students and the public. The workshop meets Thursday evenings 6:00 to 9:00 pm in...

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...

Seattle Design Jam!

A Design/Build Competition The Design Jam is dedicated to exploring big ideas for urban life by hosting interventions in a space provided by the Seattle Design Festival. Physical installations, interactive displays, games, furniture, or performance devices are welcome. The 2013 Design Jam will...

OCCIDENTAL 8!

POP UP PARK design competition!!!  2 days left for entries!   PARK(ing) DAY is an annual worldwide event where artists,  designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots  into temporary public parks. The mission includes innovation, urban transformation, acting as a change agent,...

The Big Green!

The Big Green! A community festival with Sustainable Seattle Tomorrow!  Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm Event Location:  The Hunter Farm Gathering Place 7744 35th Ave NE United States See map: Google Maps The Big Green! August Greendrinks is hosted by BECU in...

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...

AIA Happy Hour!

Tomorrow! Thursday! 08/08/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Head to the next AIA Happy Hour! Emerging Professionals Happy Hour at The Portico Group  This year, AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum asks design firms, “Why do designers do what they do?” Join us each month at the...

Summer Interning Aug05

Summer Interning

It’s the middle of summer break after the first year of the 3+M.Arch program.  I’m a little over halfway complete with my summer internship which begins my participation in the NCARB  IDP (Intern Development Program).  Early on in the first quarter of classes we were informed that each...

Realizing the Wawona

This Thursday, August 1, spend first Thursday at MOHAI! Cost: Free Location MOHAI – Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion As part of the ‘New Agencies’ salon series, the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Seattle Design Committee presents: Realizing the Wawona: An Inside look at...

The Afghan Studio: a...

The foundation stone laying ceremony for the new Gawhar Khatoon Girls’ School was held just a few weeks ago–to much fanfare and excitement from the local community in Mazar-i-Sharif. What began as a discussion between our former dean Daniel Friedman, and philanthropist Janet Ketcham, has...

PECHA KUCHA 45!

Tonight!!!  Thursday 25th Jul 2013 | 6–9pm PECHA KUCHA 45: EXPLORING THE CREATIVE PROCESS Join PechaKucha Seattle and Makerhaus for the Pecha Kucha 45 event: Spark! Boom! Flash! Exploring the Creative Process (and other Big Bang Theories)! at MakerHaus | 122 NW 36th Street Seattle, WA...

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...