Skip to main content

Homepage Hero Graphic


February 16, 2018

1:1 Study

The 1:1 tectonic precedent study in Jim Nicholls’ Arch 570 Design Development is something legendary. The project tasked students with tectonically analyzing a joint detail from a grand built project by building a 1:1 scale model of the assembly. Former students’ eyes light up nostalgically if you ask them about the experience:  [it was] “awe-inspiring…


February 9, 2018

Alumna Mariam Kamara to Mentor under Sir David Adjaye

UW alumna Mariam Kamara (M.ARCH 2013) has been awarded the position of 2018-19 Rolex Arts Initiative Protégée! Selected by world renowned architect Sir David Adjaye, the two will work together as mentor and protégée for two years. This year, the award paired young talent with leaders in the fields of architecture, dance, literature, and music. …


January 30, 2018

Timber Shell Studio

The Barry Onouye Endowed Studio at the University of Washington is intended to explore the boundary between architecture and structural engineering – with a design project that forces a conversation between the two mutually-dependent disciplines.  In Spring 2017 we were honored to be joined by John Ochsendorf of MIT as the Barry Onouye Endowed Chair.  Together…


January 18, 2018

AIA National Honor Award: Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School

Building photos image copyright:  © Nic Lehoux Professor Dave Miller shared the exciting news that the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan was awarded an AIA  2018 National Honor Award. The school was designed by Bob Hull/Miller Hull, in cooperation with Assistant Professor Elizabeth Golden and Department of Architecture graduate students.  The 2018 Architecture program celebrates the…


December 5, 2017

Chiaroscuro Studio – The City Lantern

The City Lantern   Chiaroscuro City Studio is an exploration into the light and the dark elements that define architectural interventions. By beginning with the study of light through a lamp fixture, the studio is able to realize a finished product and the way it relays light on its subject. In this series of studies,…


November 17, 2017

Low Carbon Partnerships

UW IDL in China: Building International Partnerships to Design and Construct Low Carbon Cities   Associate Professor Christopher Meek and Assistant Professor Heather Burpee from the UW Integrated Design Lab (IDL) recently traveled to China as part of a University-wide effort to work closer with Chinese counterparts in building a low-carbon urban future. Meek traveled…


November 13, 2017

Architecture in Urban Context Studio- Hands on Research

Contributed by M. Arch candidate Sami Prouty As part of the research component for the Arch 500 Studio, Architecture in an Urban Context, students spent an afternoon at the Chihuly Boathouse Studio getting a first hand look at the beautiful practice of glass blowing as well as the storage, display and production areas that come…


October 31, 2017

AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards

The 2017 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Student Design Awards were announced on Thursday, October 26.  The Department of Architecture is pleased to share the news that our students took home four out of the seven awards given! Citation: Student: Vy Nguyen Project: Center for Wood Innovation Faculty: Susan Jones Award of Merit: Student: Travis Huan Project:…


October 19, 2017

BE Studio – TOD at Kent/Des Moines

During this Autumn quarter, Associate Prof. Rick Mohler is teaching an interdisciplinary BE studio examining Sustainable Planning, Design, and Development strategies for TOD (Transit Oriented Development).  Teaching with Rick are Al Levine (Real Estate) and David Blum (Urban Design & Planning).  They are looking at the future Kent/Des Moines light rail station as a catalyst…


September 27, 2017

The Design-Led City: Lessons from Auckland

The Affiliate Fellows Program at the University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies brings together Seattle area thought leaders in the built environment, UW College of Built Environment faculty and students in the Runstad Real Estate program to focus on a research project under the broad rubric of sustainability. The 2015-16 fellows consist…



Next page