The University of Washington College of Built Environments will add Roland Terry and Grant Jones to its Roll of Honor in a celebration at UWs Architecture Hall on April 29th, 2015, at 6:00 pm.
The Roll of Honor was created in 1986, enabling the College to formally recognize extraordinary practitioners in the fields of architecture, construction management, landscape architecture, real estate and urban planning and design. The “Roll” was established then when the building underwent a remodeling; at that time eight names were listed. Additional names were added in the late 1990s, in 2002 and in 2008 for a total of fifteen.
Previous inductees include: Elizabeth Ayer, Fred Bassetti, Carl Gould, Lancelot Gowen, Richard Haag, Norman Johnston, Paul Kirk, Wendell Lovett, Lionel Pries, B. Marcus Priteca, Robert Reamer, Victor Steinbrueck, Ellsworth Storey, Paul Thiry and Myer Wolfe.
If you missed Thaisa Way’s presentation on Richard Haag at our annual conference, here’s your chance to catch up with a book launch at Peter Miller Books, 2326 Second Avenue in Seattle, on May 1st from 6:00-8:00 pm. Richard Haag will be present to sign copies of the book and will also give a short talk midway through the evening.
The celebration of the UW Department of Architecture’s Centennial continues with a lecture by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner titled Back to the Future. The lecture will take place on May 6th, at 6:00 pm, in Architecture Hall 147.
Jeffrey Karl Ochsner FAIA is a Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, where he has taught since 1988 in the areas of architectural design, urban design, historic preservation, and architectural history. He served as Chair of the Department of Architecture from 1996 to 2002. He holds adjunct positions in the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design & Planning. He began serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Built Environments in July 2007.
Professor Ochsner is author of H. H. Richardson: Complete Architectural Works (1982), editor and co-author of Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects (First Edition, 1994; Second Edition, 2014), co-author of Distant Corner: Seattle Architects and the Legacy of H. H. Richardson (2003), and author of Lionel H. Pries, Architect-Artist-Educator: From Arts & Crafts to Modern Architecture (2007), and Furniture Studio: Materials, Craft, and Architecture (2012). The Publishers Association of the West awarded Lionel H. Pries, Architect-Artist-Educator two medals for design; the book was a finalist for the 2008 Washington State Book Award in History/Biography. Professor Ochsner has published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, JAE: Journal of Architectural Education, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, ARCADE and other journals. At the 2014 Annual Conference of the SAH/MDR he presented The Emergence of Northwest Regional Modernism: 1930s-1950s.
Seattle’s Miller Hull Partners will present On the Ground on May 20th at 6:00pm in Architecture Hall 147.
The Miller Hull Partnership’s design reputation is based on simple, innovative and authentic designs. Since its inception in 1977 the firm has pursued a rigorous logic in its design approach in the belief that architectural programs are best solved directly and efficiently. Throughout the firm’s history Miller Hull has received over 200 design awards and has been published in numerous national and foreign design journals. Miller Hull’s design philosophy centers around two essential architectural ideas. One is to use a building’s structure to create a significant place within a site, and the other is to be sensitive to climate and to respond to environmental demands with the form of the building. These ideas evolve from an appreciation of the extraordinary beauty of the natural environment and have allowed Miller Hull’s projects to have an unusually clear fit to their surrounding context. Founding partners David Miller and Robert Hull, both raised in Washington State, have explored the development of two dominant themes in America’s western regional architecture: the need to establish a defined place within the landscape and the art of rational building. Their attitude toward building in the landscape takes advantage of a mutual inflection in which architecture and landscape seem to need each other for completion. In their residential architecture they attempt to capture the spirit and vitality of the West by focusing on the tensions between nature and materiality; detail and structure.
The UW Architecture Department’s Lecture Series generally takes place at 6:00 pm in Architecture Hall 147 and are free and open to the public. Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance. For more information on future lectures see http://arch.be.washington.edu/.