5 Months at Meiji

Allison Acosta, M.Arch ’17, is currently studying abroad at Meiji School of Science & Technology. Follow along on her blog as she embarks on this exciting five month long exchange program in Tokyo, studying architecture at Meiji SST.    The UW-Meiji Exchange is a college-wide exchange established in 2015 between the UW College of Built Environments…

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…

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…

AIA Northwest Student Design Awards

The AIA Northwest chapter has just announced the winners of its 2016 Student Design Awards, and we are thrilled to share the news that our students took home both an honor award and a merit award! Congratulations to Katelyn Bristow, Brad Ecklund and Aaron Loomans for their “Canopy in the City” project and Kejia Zhang…

ACSA Architectural Education Award

Congratulations to Assistant Prof. Elizabeth Golden and M. Arch ’07 alumnus Ray Villanueva!   They were awarded a 2016-2017 ACSA Architectural Education Award for their Philippines Bamboo Workshop Design-Build project: Food Trip Market Stall.  Details and more images of the project may be found here. M. Arch candidate Buddy Burkhalter was one of the UW students who took part…

SIVA Visit

Department of Architecture faculty members Brian Johnson and Kimo Griggs traveled to Shanghai, China in September, where they taught a two week Digital Practice Workshop and presented at a Design Education Summit hosted by the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA) with a panel of educators from around the world. The workshop was the brainchild…

Design as Protest | Seattle

DESIGN AS PROTEST: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION Friday, January 20, 2017 — 2:30 to 5pm, Gould Court East Join us on Friday, January for #DAPSeattle in Gould Hall for #DAPSeattle. Design as Protest is a nationwide action connecting citizens, planners and designers, with the intention of utilizing their skill set to stand up to injustice and discrimination in…

The Thinking Hand of Bob Hull

Anatomy of a Sketch: The Thinking Hand of Bob Hull This exhibit uses sketches to reveal the design process of Miller Hull founding partner, Bob Hull, FAIA (1945-2014).  The pen was his medium for having a design conversation. Bob drew to make sense of things and he drew for the sheer joy of making marks. Visitors…

Architecture in Rome 2016

Contributed by Halina Murphy Paestum We began our trip early Saturday morning at 6AM as we hopped on the bus to Paestum, an ancient Greek city that houses some of the best-preserved ruins in the world. Paestum is home to three main temples, the First Temple of Hera, the Second Temple of Hera, and the…

Practical Poetry

A BETTER BUILDING BLOCK WITH JIM NICHOLLS Ryan Salas, Tolla Dahlgren, Lauren Wabiszewski, Andre Kullmar, and Anna Grundmark all collaborated on the design and fabrication of a better building block that fits within a wall of standard module concrete blocks but adds the interactive feature of passively amplifying music played by your phone. PROCESS The…