2010 AIA Seattle Medal of Honor Awarded to Miller and Hull
David Miller, chair of the Department of Architecture and founding principal of The Miller|Hull Partnership, and his partner, founding principal Bob Hull, were awarded the 2010 AIA Seattle Medal of Honor for their service to the architectural profession, the community, and the arts. This is the first time two partners from the same firm have received this award, which was presented to Miller and Hull at the AIA Seattle Honors Dinner on June 19. Read more.
Schaufelberger Receives Multiple Honors
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA) presented its 2009 Educator of the Year Award to Construction Management Chair John Schaufelberger at its Awards of Excellence Breakfast on March 31 at MCAA’s annual convention in San Francisco. MCAA ’s Career Development Committee selected Schaufelberger for the Educator of the Year award based on his mentoring ability, industry knowledge and involvement, and active participation in Student Chapter Program activities. Read the press release.
Schaufelberger was also named an Honorary Member of the Construction Industry Hall of Fame at the Hall of Fame banquet in June, a surprise award that was announced that evening.
Jones Elevated to AIA College of Fellows
Susan Jones, an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Architecture and leader of her own architectural practice, atelierjones, was elected to the AIA College of Fellows. Election to the College of Fellows recognizes achievements of national significance in advancing the architectural profession. Read more.
Winterbottom Receives Grant for Croatia Studio
Daniel Winterbottom, an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, received a grant from the UW Office of Global Affairs in support of the Croatia design/build studio he’s leading this fall. Students in this studio are working with a Croatian client to design and build a therapeutic garden at a residential high school for at-risk youth. Read more about the project.
Hutchison Co-curates Palouse Exhibit
Robert Hutchison (MArch ’96), a principal at Seattle-based Hutchison and Maul Architecture and a frequent guest lecturer in the Department of Architecture, collaborated with Professor Taiji Miyasaka (Washington State University) to curate an exhibit, entitled “Timber Grain Elevators & Silos of the Palouse,” at the Artisan Barn in Uniontown, Wash., (April 11- May 31). The exhibit featured photographs, drawings, models, and design interventions by Hutchison, Miyasaka and many of their respective students. Read more.
Way Garners Book Prize, Graham Foundation Award
Thaisa Way, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, received the John Brinckerhoff Jackson 2010 Book Prize for her book Unbounded Practice: Women, Landscape Architecture, and Early Twentieth Century Design (University of Virginia Press, 2009). Way also received a highly competitive Graham Foundation Award in support of her research for her next book project, entitled Richard Haag: Urban Ecological Design as Pedagogy, Activism, and Design.
Khouri Receives Young Architect Award
Bradley Khouri, principal and founder of b9 architects inc. and a lecturer in the Department of Architecture, received the 2010 AIA Seattle Young Architect Award. Khouri has taught design studios at the UW annually since 2003, including co-teaching a studio on housing in the summer of 2009 that explored the proposed update to the Multi-Family Code for the city of Seattle.
Ochsner Lectures on Seattle Architecture
Professor Jeffrey Ochsner presented two lectures on the history of Seattle architecture from 1880 to the present at the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library in April. The well-attended lectures were sponsored by the Seattle Architecture Foundation. Read more.
CBE Faculty Featured in Landscape Architecture
The April issue of Landscape Architecture magazine focused the spotlight on several CBE Department of Landscape Architecture and Department of Architecture faculty members. Included in the issue are a review of the book Greening Cities, Growing Communities by associate professors Jeffrey Hou and Julie Johnson (with Laura Lawson, ASLA); an extensive article on the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition’s legacy on the UW campus featuring commentary from Professor Jeffrey Ochsner, Lecturer John Stamets, and Assistant Professor Thaisa Way; and an article on Associate Professor Daniel Winterbottom’s design/build studio’s therapeutic garden project in Bosnia.
Friedman Joins SAM Board, Begins Term as ACSA President
Dean Daniel Friedman joined the Seattle Art Museum Board of Trustees last winter. In July, he began his term as president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for 2010-11. Founded in 1912 as a nonprofit, membership organization to advance the quality of professional education in architecture, ACSA represents 220 full, candidate, and affiliate members, including 134 accredited architecture programs in the United States, Canada and abroad. These institutions represent more than 5,000 full- and part-time faculty members and 24,000 full-time students. In addition, more than 500 supporting members composed of architecture firms, product associations, and individuals add to the breadth of interest and support for ACSA goals. Learn more about ACSA.