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June 4, 2020

Spring 2020 Thesis Presentations

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May 21, 2020

Seattle Street Sink Prototype

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Handwashing is a proven strategy for reducing transmission of the Coronavirus. However, not everyone has access to handwashing facilities, especially when cafes and restaurants are closed due to the pandemic. This is especially true for those experiencing homelessness. Seattle has responded by opening rest rooms in city parks and other locations and by contracting with…

April 1, 2020

Distanced but Connected: Spring Studios 2020

Keeping our Community Connected During COVID-19 via Social Networking: New ways to stay connected, build community, and share inspiration during the Spring 2020 Quarter  As COVID-19 continues to challenge the way we have been working, the Architecture department will utilize our social media accounts & website as a way to connect and showcase how our community…

March 10, 2020


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 With the announcement of the switch to online learning platforms at the University of Washington beginning Monday, March 9 2020, the Department of Architecture, like all units in the university, has had to make immediate adjustments to our teaching. While the options for most classes have been relatively simple, essentially moving…

February 20, 2020

Circular City & Living Systems Lab launches

Food, Water, & Energy: Finding the Nexus in Urban Food Systems University of Washington architecture professor Gundula Proksch launches the Circular City + Living Systems Lab By Gundula Proksch Updated June 18, 2020:  Read about the CCLS in TAD! As urban populations grow globally, twenty-first-century cities must address complex challenges, including ensuring food, water, and…

February 14, 2020

B.E Studio Reimagines Industrial Lands

Historically, Seattle has protected industrial lands from other forms of development seeking to preserve well paying blue collar jobs. The combination of the housing crisis and expanded light rail development through industrial areas has brought attention to the need to reconsider zoning practices.   During the Autumn 2019 quarter, an interdisciplinary group of Built Environments students…

February 4, 2020

Barry Onouye Endowed Studio: Structure and Dance 

Barry Onouye Endowed Studio: Structure and Dance  Last spring the Barry Onouye Endowed Studio explored the relationship between architecture, tensile structures, and dance. Assistant Professor Tyler Sprague and Endowed Chair Sigrid Adriaenssens from Princeton University co-taught the studio focusing on the use of nets to create a distinct space in the atrium of Gould Hall…

ACSA Faculty Award Winners 

Each year, the ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) gives Architectural Education Awards to recognize faculty for their excellence in architectural education and research. The Department of Architecture is pleased to announce that Professor Vikramditya Prakash has been awarded an ACSA Distinguished Professor Award, and the team of Barbara Rodriguez and Catherine De Wolf,…

September 16, 2019

Student awards & recognition

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  The Department of Architecture is pleased to share the news that several of our students and studio faculty were recognized at the 2019 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Student Design Awards. Citation, Honor, and Merit awards were given to the following: Citation Award Mike Laurencelle for Design for Reassembly: A Flexible Response to the…

September 5, 2019

Mariam Kamara ’13: Prince Claus Laureate

The Department of Architecture is honored to announce that M. Arch 2013 alumna Mariam Kamara has been selected as a laureate by the Awards Committee and the Board of the Prince Claus Fund. The Prince Claus Fund was established in 1996, named in honor of Prince Claus of the Netherlands. It receives an annual subsidy from…

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