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Student profiles

 

Current Students


Kelly Daviduke
Master of Library and Information Science, University of Washington, 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Oberlin College, 2003

Proposed topic: Recent design competition drawings and how the disparate nature of these records affects the historian’s ability to understand and contextualize the proposals.


Babita Joy
Master of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009
Bachelor of Architecture, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India, 2006

Proposed topic: History and theory of contemporary architecture with a particular focus on material use and expression, representation and pedagogy.


Samar Makhlouf
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Damascus, Syria, 1988

Proposed topic: Historic preservation and cultural heritage in the contemporary Middle East.


Jeff Murdock
Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2004
Bachelor of Science in Business, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Thesis topic: Robert Reichert and regional architecture in the Pacific Northwest. Thesis committee: Jeffrey Ochsner and Brian McLaren.


Karli Pickett
Master of Arts in Art History, St. Andrews University, UK, 2008

Thesis topic: Corporate architecture in America from the postwar to the present. Thesis committee: Jeffrey Ochsner and Brian McLaren.


Samuel Wood
Bachelor of Arts in History, Bates College, 2012

The development of urban neighborhoods and public parks during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in America, analyzing the design, human impact, and continue adaptation.


Fangying Zhu
Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture, Hunan University, Changsa, China, 2015

Proposed topic: The application of architectural knowledge in alternate disciplines, such as exhibit design, industrial design and publication.


 

 

Graduates


Maja Babic
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2010

Thesis: Modernism and Politics in the Architecture of Socialist Yugoslavia, 1945-1965, (2013). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Vikram Prakash. Maja joined the PhD program in Architecture at the University of Michigan during the fall of 2014.


Britt Bandel-Jeske
Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2013
Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College, Columbia University, 2000

Thesis: A Sham Delight has no Exchange Value: Henri Lefebvre and the evolution of Bernard Tschumi’s early architectural theory, (2016). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Bob Mugerauer.


Cassandra Blair
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Colorado State University, 2012

Thesis Prize
Thesis: Bodies in Space: Spatial Practice and Spatial Representations in the Work of Francesca Woodman and Gordon Matta-Clark, (2015). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Bob Mugerauer.


Mark Bourne
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Khomeini International University, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of California-Davis, 1994

Thesis: Murin-an: Literary Description and the Interpretation of Experience in a Japanese Built Environment, (2014). Thesis committee: Ken Oshima (chair) and Thaisa Way. Mark joined the PhD Program in the Built Environment in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington during the fall of 2014.


Allan Co
Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2011
Bachelor of Architecture, Rice University, 2006

Thesis: The Urban (In)formal: reinterpreting the globalized city through Deleuze and Guattari, (2012). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Mark Purcell. Allan is an Enterprise Rose Fellow for 2016-2018 for the Hudson River Housing Authority in Poughkeepsie, New York.


Iheb Guermazi
Diploma in Architecture, Sidi Bou Said University, Carthage, Tunisia, 2011

Thesis: An Archeology of Postmodern Architecture: A Reading of Charles Jencks’ Work, (2014). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Vikram Prakash. Iheb joined the PhD Program in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the fall of 2014.


Amit Ittyerah
Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2010
Bachelor of Architecture, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India, 2005

Thesis: Delocalization: The Highway Apparatus, (2016). Thesis committee: Vikram Prakash (chair) and Nicole Huber. Amit will be joining the PhD program in Architecture at the University of Michigan during the fall of 2016.


Tavleen Kaur
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2008

Thesis: The Bedi Samadhs in Una: an architectural study of the Samadh typology through a religious and socio-political context, (2010). Thesis committee: Vikram Prakash ( chair) and Manish Chalana. Tavleen joined the PhD program in Visual Studies at the University of California at Irvine during the fall of 2014.


Kathleen Kemezis
Bachelor of Arts in Archeology, Bryn Mawr College, 2006

Thesis: Not what meets the eye: Re-examining reconstruction in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina, (2012). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Jeffrey Ochsner. Kathleen is currently program manager for the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects.


Lakshmi Krishnaswamy
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Delhi, 2011

Thesis: The “Common Man Project” in the work of Aditya Prakash, (2014). Thesis committee: Vikram Prakash (chair) and Nicole Huber.


Heather LaHood
Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008

Thesis: Silence and the Scream: Exposing Virilio’s humanism through the Architecture of Anti-Form, (2013). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Bob Mugerauer. Heather is currently a designer at Woodhouse Tinucci Architects in Chicago, Illinois.


Megan Meulemans
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

Thesis: Oh woman, who art thou? and your house?: an exploration of Robert Mallet-Stevens, the woman and the formation of the modern house in interwar France, (2010). Thesis committee: Alex Anderson (chair) and Louisa Iarocci. Megan joined the PhD program in Architecture at the University of California in Los Angeles during the fall of 2014.


Jennifer Mortensen
Bachelor of Arts in Theater Design, Brigham Young University, 2008

Thesis: Reclaiming the daylight factory: A critical examination of early twentieth century industrial buildings in Dayton, Ohio, (2015). Thesis committee: Jeffrey Ochsner (chair) and Louisa Iarocci. Jennifer is currently communications coordinator for the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.


Todd Satter
Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2008
Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Missouri, 1998

Thesis: Architecture as an image of thought: Deleuze, cinematic movement and time, (2010). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Bob Mugerauer. Todd joined the PhD program in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the fall of 2010.


Laurel Schwehr
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013

Thesis: The Evolution of French Regionalism during the Interwar Period: A study of the effect of cultural  and political influences on the perception of regional architecture, (2015). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Alex Anderson.


Lori Smithey
Bachelor of Architecture, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2004

Thesis: Fiction as theory in Ralph Adams Cram’s The Decadent, (2011). Thesis committee: Louisa Iarocci (chair) and Alex Anderson. Lori joined the PhD program in Architecture at the University of Michigan during the fall of 2011.


Holly Taylor
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Washington, 2002

Thesis: Grange Halls in Washington State: A critical evaluation of a vernacular building type, (2013). Thesis committee: Jeffrey Ochsner (chair) and Kathryn Merlino. Holly joined the PhD Program in the Built Environment in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington during the fall of 2013.


Supasai Vongkulbhisal
Master of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
Bachelor of Architecture, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008

Thesis: Primitivism, Regionalism and the Vernacular in Le Corbusier’s Middle Years, 1929-1945, (2016). Thesis committee: Alex Anderson and Brian McLaren. Supasai is joining the PhD Program in the Built Environment in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington during the fall of 2016.


Eric Voytko
Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013

Thesis Prize
Thesis: Urbanism and Social Transformation in Peter the Great’s Russia, (2016). Thesis committee: Ann Huppert and Elena Campbell.


S. Hinman Wan
Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2012
Master of Science in Construction Management, University of Washington, 2006
Bachelor of Architecture, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2001

Thesis: The Praxis of dialectical utopianism: from the prewar Henri Lefebvre to Constant’s New Babylon, (2010). Thesis committee: Brian McLaren (chair) and Bob Mugerauer. Sim joined the PhD program in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago during the fall of 2011.