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June 20, 2019

A Defense of Brutalism

Contributed by Alex Anderson When my longtime editor at Kinfolk moved to Harvard Design News and invited me to contribute there, I was happy to do it. I was even happier when one of my first tasks was to write about Brutalist architecture. Having spent more than 20 years working and teaching in Gould Hall,…

May 28, 2019

atelierjones awarded Wood Innovation grants

The Department of Architecture is excited to congratulate atelierjones for being awarded two USDA/USFS grants as part of two collaborative teams relating to Mass Timber. These grants are the result of the firm’s multi-year design, research and teaching on the topic. The first grant is to assist a multi-disciplinary team with conducting fire testing in…

May 14, 2019

2019 Barry Onouye Endowed Studio

  As we approach the final weeks of the Spring quarter, the work of our 2019 Barry Onouye Endowed Studio is coming into its final stage. As with previous Onouye studios, our work highlights the intersection of architecture and structural design.  With a central theme of PERFORMANCE, this year’s studio (offered with Endowed Chair Sigrid…

May 8, 2019

Chair Affair victories

The Interior Designers of Idaho (IDI) have been hosting a furniture competition in Boise for 27 years.  The Furniture Studio in the UW Architecture department has a long history of participating and bringing home awards from this event. This year we showcased seven new pieces from the 2018 Spring and 2019 Winter undergraduate classes, as…

May 3, 2019

Alumni Awards 2019

Nearly a month ago we hosted our second biennial Alumni Awards, celebrating the accomplishments of our Graduates of the Last Decade and our Distinguished Alumnus. Here’s a look back at the event!

April 16, 2019

Husky 100

Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.  The Husky 100 actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference…

February 13, 2019

Building a Better Block

In a graduate materials and construction course taught by Senior Lecturer Jim Nicholls, students are challenged to rethink the relationship between the study of tectonics and the object itself. In a recent exercise, students have been exploring the potential of the concrete masonry unit (CMU). What are the potential applications of a cast object within…

January 24, 2019

Architecture for Outer Space

UW Alumni Designs Lab for Space Research The University of Washington Department of Architecture has a long list of notable alumni working on exciting projects that push the limits of the built environment. UW alumni  Masayuki Sono, founding partner of Clouds Architecture Office in New York City, continues this tradition by designing architecture for outer…

December 7, 2018

Open faculty position

Open Position: Assistant Professor of Digital Technologies and Computational Design   The Department of Architecture at the University of Washington invites nominations and applications for a full-time, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Digital Technologies and Computational Design, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019. Tenure track faculty have an annual service period of…

December 4, 2018


Collaborative Student-Built Bench Project  Contributed by Jim Nicholls My dream bench’s handles are like mood rings and the rest of the bench is filled with encouraging words that would make anyone smile. -Eva Gugsa, Grade 11   In the spring of 2018 Yesler Community Center, Frye At Museum, Olson Kundig Architects and UW Department of Architecture…

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