Glenn Murcutt

University of Washington Master Studios and Lectures

Edited by Jim Nicholls

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  • Published: 2009
  • Subject Listing: Architecture
  • Bibliographic information: 80 pp., 90 color illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Distributed for: Department of Architecture, University of Washington
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Winner of the 2009 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal

Glenn Murcutt is an internationally acclaimed Australian architect who for five years taught a series of master studios for graduate architecture students at the University of Washington. This book combines examples of the students' studio work with edited transcripts of Murcutt's public lectures and sessions with students, professionals, and Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa to produce a multifaceted portrait of Glenn Murcutt as a teacher. Essays set the studios in the context of an inquiry into the local practice of a global architecture.

The studio work shows an application, in the Northwest environment, of Murcutt's fundamental principles. These projects often present architecture that has a precise engagement with local conditions and the natural environment. The collected studio work shows a full progression from site sketches through detail development, in drawings and models.
Jim Nicholls is a senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture, College of Built Environments, University of Washington.

Glenn Murcutt + Peter Cohan 2004
Environmental Research and Learning Center
Shaw Island, Washington

Glenn Murcutt + Peter Cohan 2005
Nisqually Environmental Education Center
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Washington

Glenn Murcutt + Rick Mohler 2006
Kenmore Air Terminal
Seattle, Washington

Glenn Murcutt + Jim Nicholls 2007
Pilchuk Glass School
Stanwood, Washington

Glenn Murcutt + Peter Cohan 2008
Tula Young Hastings Farm
Pullman, Washington

Juror's Comment / Carlos Jiminez


Conversation with Students / Glenn Murcutt
12 April 2004

Callison Noon Hour Lecture / Glenn Murcutt
17 May 2007

A Conversation Between Friends / Murcutt + Pallasmaa
11 April 2008

Observation and Exchange / Jim Nicholls
Glenn Time / Peter Cohan
How Glenn Murcutt came to teach at UW / Dr. Vikramaditya Prakash
The Master Class / David Miller
Glenn Murcutt DVP / Callison Architects

"A slim but elegantly designed book of essays."
-Seattle Times