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January 18, 2017

Design as Protest | Seattle

DESIGN AS PROTEST: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION Friday, January 20, 2017 — 2:30 to 5pm, Gould Court East Join us on Friday, January for #DAPSeattle in Gould Hall for #DAPSeattle. Design as Protest is a nationwide action connecting citizens, planners and designers, with the intention of utilizing their skill set to stand up to injustice and discrimination in…


January 3, 2017

The Thinking Hand of Bob Hull

Anatomy of a Sketch: The Thinking Hand of Bob Hull This exhibit uses sketches to reveal the design process of Miller Hull founding partner, Bob Hull, FAIA (1945-2014).  The pen was his medium for having a design conversation. Bob drew to make sense of things and he drew for the sheer joy of making marks. Visitors…


November 23, 2016

Practical Poetry

A BETTER BUILDING BLOCK WITH JIM NICHOLLS Ryan Salas, Tolla Dahlgren, Lauren Wabiszewski, Andre Kullmar, and Anna Grundmark all collaborated on the design and fabrication of a better building block that fits within a wall of standard module concrete blocks but adds the interactive feature of passively amplifying music played by your phone. PROCESS The…


October 11, 2016

2015 – 2016 Thesis Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015-2016 Master of Architecture thesis awards: Thesis Prize: John Reynders The Shape of Global Wealth: Slender Towers from New York to Seattle Committee: Jeffrey Ochsner (chair), Gundula Proksch Thesis Citation: Amanda Wolfang Replay Value: Toward an Architecture of Future Narratives Committee: Nicole Huber (chair), Jennifer Dee Thesis Citation:…


August 8, 2016

Timber in the City

We are delighted to announce that our students from last winter’s ARCH 501 studio took home First and Third Place honors and an Honorable Mention at this year’s Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture “Timber in the City” competition! These represent three of the five awards given to the nearly 200 national entries from over…


Staff Field Trip 2016

Each summer the Architecture staff takes one afternoon to venture out on a field trip to tour a building or place of architectural significance or relevance to our rapidly changing cityscape. We are often joined by the Architecture Chair, Brian McLaren, and we traditionally end the excursion with a relaxing lunch, giving us time to enjoy…


July 26, 2016

Denny Hall Renovation

On May 12, the Department of Architecture’s Professionals Advisory Council sponsored a tour of the ongoing Denny Hall renovation project.  This was an excellent opportunity for our students and faculty to preview Denny’s new 2016 main entry, interior skylight/atrium/stair, active learning classroom, and TA loft as they take shape within the original 1895 French Renaissance…


A New Lighting Roadmap

An interdisciplinary team led by CBE M.L.A student Kelly Douglas with support from the Integrated Design Lab and the Office of the Campus Architect was awarded funding under a competitive solicitation of the Campus Sustainability Fund to create a roadmap for sustainable exterior landscape lighting at the UW. The project entitled “Campus Illumination” will create…


Students win AIA COTE Award

We are delighted to share the news that work from two of our students, Keija Zhang and Xiaoxi Jiao, was selected by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) as one of the 2016 COTE Top Ten for Students Design Competition.   Their project, “The Art…


Fashion & Architecture

“Late in life, on an anxious urban street, Architecture meets Fashion. They fall in love…” Prof. Vikram Prakash’s winter 2016 graduate studio, in collaboration with the University of Washington School of Art, presents Near Body Architecture.  This gallery exhibit features “wearable work” in diverse media including collage, painting, sculpture, sound, architectural constructions, and light sculpture. It…



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