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....

Waters of Florence

Written by Assistant Professor, Ann C. Huppert Despite hosting 8 million visitors a year, one vital element – ready sources of public water – has long been lacking for tourists to Florence. The abundant public drinking fountains that famously punctuate the alleys and byways of Rome have...

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...

Architecture and War

Written by Associate Professor Brian L. McLaren While in Rome this past fall, when I was not teaching or preparing for lectures, field trips or studio, I spent my time on my current research project, which examines the architecture of the late-Fascist period in Italy. My work in Rome was a...

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...

Prove It: Measuring ...

truth noun \ˈtrüth\ the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true (Merriam-Webster, m-w.com) proof noun \ˈprüf\ proof : an act or process of showing that something is true (Merriam-Webster, m-w.com) Truth is a property of being in accord with fact or reality. It is...

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...

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...