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Student Profiles

Current Students


Will Edgar
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Proposed topic: Yugoslavian Modernism

Meghna Jain
B Arch, Buddha Group of Institutes
Proposed topic: architectural adaptive reuse

Michael Olney
M Arch University of Washington
BA, Environmental Studies, Western Washington University
Proposed topic: Architectural representation

Zach Clegg
BS Architectural History and Theory, University of Utah
Proposed topic: Architecture and narrative

Kelly Daviduke
Master of Library and Information Science, University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Oberlin College
Proposed topic: Recent design competition drawings and how the disparate nature of these records affects the historian’s ability to understand and contextualize the proposals.

Amelia Jarvinen
Master of Architecture, University of Washington
BA Oberlin College
Proposed topic: Re-negotiating the relationship between queer and architecture

Bobbie Koch
Architectural Studies, South Dakota State University; Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2021
Proposed topic: Indigenous architecture

Samuel Wood
Bachelor of Arts in History, Bates College
The development of urban neighborhoods and public parks during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in America, analyzing the design, human impact, and continue adaptation.



Deepthi Bathala, 2019
Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan
B.Arch, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture Trivandrum, Kerala University Research Assistant Department of Architecture, College of Architecture Trivandrum
Thesis: Cultural Translations: A Global History of the Chili Pepper in Architecture

Judy Bowes, 2020
Ph.D. candidate, Built Environments, University of Washington
Thesis: Birds and the Built Environment

Nicholas de Vry, 2023
Ph.D. candidate Built Environments, University of Washington
BA Anthropology: Archaeological Science, University of Washington
Thesis: Who Cares? Community Value in the Preservation of Seattle’s Historic Public Schools

Saba Fatima, 2022
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Denver
M Arch, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
Thesis: Meydan as sahne : productions of space and expressions of Turkish politics at Taksim Square (1950-1980)

Ellen Dement Hurd, 2019
BA, American History and Art History, Vanderbilt University
Currently: Certified Local Government Coordinator, Tennessee Historical Commission, Nashville, TN
Architectural Historian/Preservationist, Jacobs Engineering, Atlanta, 2020-21.
Thesis: Rebuilding a Nation: Cherokee Tribal Architecture, 1839-1907

Katie Kemezis, 2012
CBE Urban Preservation Certificate, University of Washington
BA, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Community Planner, City of McMinnville Planning Department, 2019-. Main Street Program Director in McMinnville TN since 2017-2019.
Thesis: Not What Meets the Eye: Re-examining reconstruction in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jordan Legan, 2002
Environmental design, University of Colorado, Boulder
Thesis: Memory, Place, and Firefighting — Using a Typology of Floor Plans as a Wayfinding Tool in Smoke
Currently: Fire Fighter, City of Seattle

Samar Makhlouf, 2019
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Damascus, Syria
Historic preservation and cultural heritage in the contemporary Middle East

Jennifer Mortensen, 2015
Thesis: Reclaiming the daylight factory : the significance of versatility in the preservation of early twentieth century concrete frame industrial buildings in Dayton, Ohio
Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma

Jeff Murdock, 2019
Master of Architecture, University of Washington
Bachelor of Science in Business, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Thesis: Robert Reichert and Regional Architecture in the Pacific Northwest
Advocacy & Education Manager at Historic Seattle

Karli Pickett, 2014
Master of Arts in Art History, St. Andrews University, UK
Thesis: Corporate Architecture in America from the Postwar to the Present

Saloni Rege
B Arch, Asmita College of Architecture, Mumbai University
Thesis: Textiles and Architecture | Woven into Dimensions of Temporality, Craft, Drapery, and Technology

Amrita Vinod, 2023
Ph.D., candidate, University of Pittsburgh
B Arch – Architecture, Tkm College of Engineering, Kerala
Thesis: Architect-ing as World Building: Knowing the World Through Kaḷiyāṭṭaṁ of Malabar Coast, India

Gregory T. Woolston, 2020
Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz
Master of Architecture, University of Washington
BA in Geography, Minor in Arabic, Middlebury College, Vermont
Thesis: Reading the White Spatial Imaginary in the Redevelopment of Yesler Terrace