UW Department of Architecture Lecture Series

The Department of Architecture sponsors a quarterly lecture series with invited lecturers from all over the world. Check this page often for dates for upcoming lecture events.  All lectures are free and open to the public. Scroll down for links to videos of our department lectures over the past few years.

2021-2022 Conversations

Afrofuturism Lecture Series

Join us for a series of lectures and panel discussions on the exploration of Afrofuturism as a design influence in thebuilt environment. Invited guests will dialog on the contribution of Black architects, landscape architects and urbandesigners, and how their unique African American experience informs their planning and design approaches, andtheir influence in the built environment.

April 15, 2022 at 11:30 AM
‘The History of Black Architects in the U.S.’
Speaker: Steven Lewis, FAIA

May 6, 2022 at 11:30 AM
‘Architecture of the African Diaspora’
Speaker: Nmadili Okwumbua

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Meeting ID: 945 6580 9370

May 27, 2022 at 11:30 AM
‘The Future of Black Architects in the U.S.’
Speaker: David Hughes, FAIA

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Meeting ID: 994 8495 7943

On The Ground: Indigenous Voices on Constructed Place

On the Ground: Indigenous Voices on Constructed Place is a lecture series centering the voices, stories, and knowledge of Indigenous architects, researchers and community organizers.

February 2, 2022
‘Indigenous Design & Relationality’
Speaker: Owen Oliver (Quinault / Isleta Pueblo)
Owen will discuss the importance of Indigenous relationship building in the built environment, and how Indigenous design is crafted and presented through a relationship with the land, including a case study addressing salmon and the Salish Sea.
Hosted by Myer Harrell, Principal at Weber Thompson and ARCH 504 studio instructor and Ann Marie Borys, PhD, AIA | Associate Professor

November 19, 2021 –
Community Activism – ‘Returning Home: Community Driven: Practice from Within’
Speakers: Bobbie Koch + Daniel Glenn
Bobbie Koch, Sicangu Lakota – Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Master of Architecture + MS in Architectural History & Theory
University of Washington/Seattle – Class of 2022
Architectural Designer, 7 Directions Architects/Planners
Daniel Glenn, Architect, AIA,AICE,NCARB
Akchiiá iishúuchiia (His Horse Is a Palamino)
Apsáalooke – Crow Nation
Principal Architect, 7 Directions Architects/Planners

November 12, 2021
Academia – ‘Pluriverse Rising: Indigenous Design’
Speaker: Wanda Dalla Costa, Architect, AIA, OAA, AAA, LEED A.P. Saddle Lake Cree Nation
Institute Professor, The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Associate Professor, Del E. Webb School of Construction, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
Design Director and Founder, Indigenous Design Collaborative

November 5, 2021
Praxis – ‘Recent Work’
Speaker: Alfred Waugh, Architect AIBC, NWTAA, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP
Owner l Principal Formline Architecture, Canada
Cultural Affiliation: Status First Nations registered with the Fond Du Lac (Denesuline) Nation of northern Saskatchewan Canada, part of Treaty 8.

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