Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Barry Onouye has taught structures since 1969, and has also taught beginning design studio, and introduction to structural design principles to architecture pre-majors.
A registered engineer, he has conducted research in a National Science Foundation project on seismic provisions in small town building ordinances. He also has maintained an engineering practice since 1972. He is author, with Kevin Kane, of Statics and Strengths of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction; 3rd Ed.,(Prentice Hall, 2006) and author of Statics and Strength of Materials: Foundations for Structural Design; 1st Ed., (Prentice Hall 2005)
Mr. Onouye has participated in many public service projects through his involvement with the design/build studios with colleague Andy Vanags. He is a former member of the Seattle Design Commission and a former board member of the Seattle Aquarium Society. He has worked for more than two decades with the Seattle/AIA Chapter to promote diversity in the profession of architecture.
An acclaimed teacher, Mr. Onouye received the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1980, the College’s Lionel Pries Teaching Award in 1989, the University of Washington Graduate School’s Innovative Teaching Fund Award in 1974, and the Outstanding Educator Award from the Sigma Lambda Chi Building Construction Honor Society in 1973.
Mr. Onouye received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Hawaii in 1967 and his M.S.E. in structral engineering from the University of Washington in 1969.