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Our dedicated faculty inspires students to excel within a broad design-based curriculum that includes concentrations in history and theory, materials and fabrication, and sustainable systems and design. We partner with the professional community to create a challenging yet supportive environment for students to learn the craft of architecture, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Seattle is an exciting place to study architecture and launch your career – schedule a visit to learn more.

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The Wright Imperial Hotel at 100: Frank Lloyd Wright and the World

Professor Ken Tadashi Oshima curated/authored The Wright Imperial Hotel at 100: Frank Lloyd Wright and the World, a major exhibition and fully-illustrated book currently at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art designed by Yoshio Taniguchi.

Join Professor Oshima Thursday, November 9th for a presentation on this work in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and Foundation for the lecture series “Unpacking the Imperial Hotel at 100: Frank Lloyd Wright and the World”

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UW Selected to Host the 2024 AIAS West Quad Conference

We are proud to announce that UW AIAS is hosting the 2024 West Quad Conference, Bloom: Emerging Solutions for Urban Sustainability, in Seattle from April 4-7, 2024. This conference will welcome architecture students from around the western United States to our city, where they will experience Seattle’s commitment to sustainability, visionary attitude, and, of course, award-winning architectural accomplishments. The 2024 West Quad Conference will encompass keynote speeches, firm tours, building tours, workshops, panels, and a career fair related to the three programming cornerstones: Innovation and Efficiency, Environmental Responsiveness, and Sustainable Urban Growth.

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UW Student Chapter Competes in 2023’s NOMA National Conference

Congratulations to our University of Washington National Organization of Minority Architects student chapter (NOMAS UW) who represented the College of Built Environments and the Department of Architecture at 2023’s NOMA National Conference. They participated in this year’s Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition, one of the highlights of the conference held in October in Portland.

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