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April 19, 2018

Susan Jones Advances Tall Timber

Over the course of her professional and academic career, Affiliate Associate Professor of Architecture Susan Jones has led the field in the adaptation of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) as a stunning and sustainable building material. In her recent publication, “Mass Timber: Design and Research,” Susan discusses the potential carbon reduction in replacing concrete structures with…


March 30, 2018

Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Storefront Studio on Mainstreet charts the grassroots evolution of a community outreach studio offered by the University of Washington College Built Environments.   Since 2003, Director Jim Nicholls has been leading groups of architecture, landscape, and planning students to partner with local small towns to study their main streets. The exhibit and book documents…


March 13, 2018

Democratized Data, Classic Research

In the Journal of Lighting, Research and Technology’s recent article, “Lighting Research and Technology: Past, Present and Future”,  Associate Professor of Architecture, Mehlika Inanici’s paper, Evaluation of High Dynamic Range Photography as a Luminance Data Acquisition System, received the praise of being named one of 25 Classic Papers published by the journal. The journal has…


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…



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