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December 5, 2017

Chiaroscuro Studio – The City Lantern

The City Lantern   Chiaroscuro City Studio is an exploration into the light and the dark elements that define architectural interventions. By beginning with the study of light through a lamp fixture, the studio is able to realize a finished product and the way it relays light on its subject. In this series of studies,…


November 17, 2017

Low Carbon Partnerships

UW IDL in China: Building International Partnerships to Design and Construct Low Carbon Cities   Associate Professor Christopher Meek and Assistant Professor Heather Burpee from the UW Integrated Design Lab (IDL) recently traveled to China as part of a University-wide effort to work closer with Chinese counterparts in building a low-carbon urban future. Meek traveled…


November 13, 2017

Architecture in Urban Context Studio- Hands on Research

Contributed by M. Arch candidate Sami Prouty As part of the research component for the Arch 500 Studio, Architecture in an Urban Context, students spent an afternoon at the Chihuly Boathouse Studio getting a first hand look at the beautiful practice of glass blowing as well as the storage, display and production areas that come…


October 31, 2017

AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards

The 2017 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Student Design Awards were announced on Thursday, October 26.  The Department of Architecture is pleased to share the news that our students took home four out of the seven awards given! Citation: Student: Vy Nguyen Project: Center for Wood Innovation Faculty: Susan Jones Award of Merit: Student: Travis Huan Project:…


October 19, 2017

BE Studio – TOD at Kent/Des Moines

During this Autumn quarter, Associate Prof. Rick Mohler is teaching an interdisciplinary BE studio examining Sustainable Planning, Design, and Development strategies for TOD (Transit Oriented Development).  Teaching with Rick are Al Levine (Real Estate) and David Blum (Urban Design & Planning).  They are looking at the future Kent/Des Moines light rail station as a catalyst…


September 27, 2017

The Design-Led City: Lessons from Auckland

The Affiliate Fellows Program at the University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies brings together Seattle area thought leaders in the built environment, UW College of Built Environment faculty and students in the Runstad Real Estate program to focus on a research project under the broad rubric of sustainability. The 2015-16 fellows consist…


August 28, 2017

Housing Competition victory

The award recipients of the 2017 HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century Residential Student Design Competition were recently selected by the AIA, Custom Residential Architects Network (AIA CRAN) and ACSA. The competition recognizes seven exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate innovative, regenerative strategies within their broader design concepts. The program challenged students to submit…


July 20, 2017

FLW at 150

In celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is highlighting one of the most prolific and renowned 20th century architects’ work.  This summer’s blockbuster exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive ” highlights this designer as a radical intellectual who embraced new technologies and materials….


July 18, 2017

Staff field trip 2017

Each summer the Architecture staff takes one afternoon to venture out of the office on a field trip to tour a building or place of architectural significance or relevance to our rapidly changing cityscape. We are often joined by the Architecture Chair, Brian McLaren, and we traditionally end the excursion with a relaxing lunch, giving us…


July 10, 2017

A City to Love

Seattle is comprised of 14,000 acres of rights-of-way, over 25% of the urban environment. How can we enhance the ecological, cultural and social function of these shared public spaces while increasing their capacity as our city rapidly expands? A group of real estate thought leaders, faculty from the UW College of Built Environments (including Associate…



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