Studio Views


May 25, 2017

The Agency of Materials Studio

Senior Lecturer Jim Nicholls leads a interdisciplinary studio “The Agency of Materials” focusing on a small intervention at the U District Alley. Collaborating with the Alley Community Council, the studio is proposing a project to implement the community-driven strategies from the recently adopted U District Alley Activation Plan (a large file at 12.6 Mb), which was developed by SvR…


April 4, 2017

An Innovation Hub in Central District

Contributed by Karen Chan During Winter Quarter 2017, visiting professor Donald King led a senior year undergraduate design studio of ten students (including an exchange student from Australia) for a mixed-use Innovation Hub in Central District, located on 23rd Avenue and Yesler Way. The project aspired to restore the neighborhood’s African American heritage affected by…


March 7, 2017

Crunch Time

Our graduate-level Furniture Studio enjoys some unique characteristics within the mix of studios offered each year, but it also shares one: that intense, last-gasp, total-immersion, getting to completion scenario. Students learn early and often that this can be a constant feature of their education and – later – of their professional life. Why this is…


October 12, 2016

Architecture in Rome 2016

Lauren McWhorter and Audrey Reda are the two M.Arch students in the Architecture in Rome program, joined by 24 undergraduate students. We have decided to tag-team this first blog entry on our first week in Northern Italy before we travel to Rome to spend the next 2 months. Venice Audrey: From the train window Venice rises…


October 11, 2016

Storefront Studio recognized with award from King County

Last month we were thrilled to learn that on behalf of King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Landmarks Commission, the Storefront Studio was awarded the 2016 King County Executive’s John D. Spellman Award for Exemplary Achievement in Historic Preservation.  The Studio was acknowledged for the tremendous contributions it has made to promoting economic revitalization…


July 26, 2016

NDB 2016

Neighborhood Design | Build Studio 2016 Contributed by by Elizabeth Kelley, M.Arch 2017 Candidate This year’s neighborhood design/build studio took on the task of designing and constructing a courtyard project for the local nonprofit organization New Beginnings, from start to finish in the span of just ten weeks. The courtyard (which is used by a range…


Scan|Design 2016

Contributed by M. Arch 2017 candidate Sarah Chan Every year, through the generous financial support of the Scan|Design Foundation, a studio taught by visiting professors is offered to grad students here at UW. This year’s 2016 Scan|Design Visiting Distinguished Professors were Sinus Lynge and Tue Hesselberg Foged, founding architects of EFFEKT, a Danish architectural collaborative…


Spring Thesis Presentations

Students, Faculty & Staff are invited to attend thesis reviews on Tuesday, May 31 & Thursday, June 2 next week. Please join us!


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 together everything we have learned thus far about architectural design,…


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 relevant to the studio project, which changes year to year.  I joined in this…



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