CHSA Conference

The Construction History Society of America (CHSA) hosts a Biennial Meeting on even years.  CHSA’s 5th Biennial Meeting, held in Austin, Texas in May 2016, follows successful events in Minneapolis (2014), Boston (2012), Philadelphia (2010) and Atlanta (2008).  The biennial meetings draw approximately two hundred attendees who are passionate about construction history, and historic architecture…

The Agency of Materials Studio

Senior Lecturer Jim Nicholls leads a interdisciplinary studio “The Agency of Materials” focusing on a small intervention at the U District Alley. Collaborating with the Alley Community Council, the studio is proposing a project to implement the community-driven strategies from the recently adopted U District Alley Activation Plan (a large file at 12.6 Mb), which was developed by SvR…

Restructuring for the Future City

The McKinley Futures Studio began in Spring 2014, and is now offered annually. The studio is made possible by the Jeannette and David McKinley Endowment for the Design of Future Architectural Environments. Each year a new team of faculty create projects that will generate research-based, speculative design scenarios that will serve as a framework for closer examination of the…

5 Months at Meiji

Allison Acosta, M.Arch ’17, is currently studying abroad at Meiji School of Science & Technology. Follow along on her blog as she embarks on this exciting five month long exchange program in Tokyo, studying architecture at Meiji SST.    The UW-Meiji Exchange is a college-wide exchange established in 2015 between the UW College of Built Environments…

An Innovation Hub in Central District

Contributed by Karen Chan During Winter Quarter 2017, visiting professor Donald King led a senior year undergraduate design studio of ten students (including an exchange student from Australia) for a mixed-use Innovation Hub in Central District, located on 23rd Avenue and Yesler Way. The project aspired to restore the neighborhood’s African American heritage affected by…

Crunch Time

Our graduate-level Furniture Studio enjoys some unique characteristics within the mix of studios offered each year, but it also shares one: that intense, last-gasp, total-immersion, getting to completion scenario. Students learn early and often that this can be a constant feature of their education and – later – of their professional life. Why this is…

AIA Northwest Student Design Awards

The AIA Northwest chapter has just announced the winners of its 2016 Student Design Awards, and we are thrilled to share the news that our students took home both an honor award and a merit award! Congratulations to Katelyn Bristow, Brad Ecklund and Aaron Loomans for their “Canopy in the City” project and Kejia Zhang…

ACSA Architectural Education Award

Congratulations to Assistant Prof. Elizabeth Golden and M. Arch ’07 alumnus Ray Villanueva!   They were awarded a 2016-2017 ACSA Architectural Education Award for their Philippines Bamboo Workshop Design-Build project: Food Trip Market Stall.  Details and more images of the project may be found here. M. Arch candidate Buddy Burkhalter was one of the UW students who took part…

SIVA Visit

Department of Architecture faculty members Brian Johnson and Kimo Griggs traveled to Shanghai, China in September, where they taught a two week Digital Practice Workshop and presented at a Design Education Summit hosted by the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA) with a panel of educators from around the world. The workshop was the brainchild…

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…