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Alumni Awards

The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington is pleased to announce the results of its second alumni awards program for the spring of 2019. This bi-annual event recognizes the significant contribution made by alumni of our program in two distinct categories.

The Distinguished Alumni Award  honors an alumna or alumnus whose career achievements in the profession of architecture and the broader community have made a significant contribution to the built environment of the Puget Sound region and beyond. The recipients of this award are individuals who have had a distinguished career as evidenced in the excellence of their built work, the significance of their impact on the community, and the generosity of their commitment to the education of architects.

The Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award recognizes the accomplishments of an alumna or alumnus of the UW Department of Architecture within ten years of their graduation. The recipients of this award show great promise for expanding the impact of the profession of architecture through creative forms of practice and civic engagement.

This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are Tom Kundig, Owner and Design Principal of Olson Kundig in Seattle; and George Suyama, Principal of Suyama Peterson Deguchi in Seattle. This year’s recipients of the GOLD Award are Jess Blanch  of Capitol Hill Housing in Seattle; Jake LaBarre  of the Miller Hull Partnership in Seattle; and André Taybron of the Kipara Group in Alexandria, Virginia.

The awardees were selected by the following jury: Ray Calabro, Principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle; Zena Howard, Principal and Managing Director of Perkins + Will, North Carolina; Brad Khouri, Principal and Founder of b9 architects in Seattle; and Julia Nagele, Director of Design-Architecture of Hewitt in Seattle.

Please join us in celebrating these awardees at our Alumni Awards Event on the evening of Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the 415 Westlake Event Space in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.

More information on the event will follow soon!