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Elizabeth Golden completed a project as part of an AIA committee aimed at dispelling some of the myths about people experiencing homelessness. The project was included in the Seattle Design Festival, and will be featured in the next issue of Real Change

Rob Hutchison announced that work done in the spring 2018 Futures Studio (co-taught with Jeff Hou) is being exhibited at Yale University: Two Sides of the Border. The exhibit will run from November 29, 2018 – February 9, 2019. 

Brian McLaren had a chapter published in Middle Eastern and North African Societies in the Interwar Period (edited by Ebru Boyar and Kate Fleet, Brill, July 2018), titled: “Tourism and Mobility in Italian Colonial Libya.” 

Gundula Proksch received an NSF grant that will run for the next three years. This grant is part of a $2.3 million grant by the EU sponsored Sustainable Urbanization Global Initiative. Her research project, CITYFOOD, has research partners in Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, and Brazil. The project will investigate the urban integration of aquaponics, which combines aquaculture with hydroponics. 

Boris Srdar recently gave a presentation titled “From Large Scale to Human Scale - Learning from Biophilia to Enhance Campus Experience For All Users” at the BEED Asia Learning Space Designer & Developer Summit 2018 in Beijing.  Additionally, Mount Si High School, designed by NAC Architecture, was shortlisted by World Architecture News (WAN) awards program in “Future Education” category.  Boris was a lead designer on the project.
Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council
Help advance the Husky Seed Fundan award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.
What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding?  You be the judge!
The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund.  In work groups, members will: gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.
Apply here:
Deadline:   5:00 p.m., October 23, 2018 


Councilmember Duties:

This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the two projects selected last year – Capillaries Journal andOne of Many.  Members will participate in both of these areas. 
To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:
  • Bi-weekly whole group meetings  - Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm
    • Autumn Quarter
      • November 6 & 20
      • December 4
  • Winter Quarter
    • January 15 & 29
    • February 12 & 26
    • March 12
  • Spring Quarter
    • April 2, 16 & 30
    • May 7 & 21
    • June 4
  • As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings
    • To be arranged by small group members
  • We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selectedIf so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now. 
Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:
  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers.  They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.
Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at


ANDA FRENCH | French 2D, Boston
Just Around the Corner

BEN WAECHTER | Waechter Architecture, Portland

LENE TRANBERG | Lungaard & Tranberg Architects, Copenhagen
ScanDesign Lecture

All lectures will be held in Architecture Hall 147 at 6:00 pm. They are free and open to the public.

Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training
When: November 1st 2018 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  UW Seattle - Loew Hall - Room 112
Want to get involved in sustainability? Opportunities are plentiful and LEED is at the forefront!
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.
To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!
This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!
Early-Bird Cost$300 ($200 for full time students)
To register for the class please visit:
Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at


Syndicate Smith LLC is a full spectrum architectural design studio, located in Leavenworth, Washington. We specialize in full architectural planning and design services of a wide range of project types including commercial, residential, multi family, mixed use, remodels, light industrial, wineries and breweries. Check out our portfolio at 

Syndicate Smith, LLC is located in Leavenworth, Washington. We live, work and play in the unique town of Leavenworth, WA. We choose to live here because the mountains, climate and seasons calibrate who we are, both as individuals and community members. This love for where we live informs who we are, what we do, and how we do it. 

Syndicate Smith is seeking architectural team members with the following qualifications: 

- Minimum 2 years industry experience or construction document production experience 

- B. Arch or M. Arch degree from accredited university architecture program 

- Strong technical knowledge in conceptual design, building planning and detailing, construction documentation, and construction administration 

- Proven ability to produce quality construction documents 

- Proficiency in AutoCAD, preferably Revit, Sketch Up, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite 

- Excellent Communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively 

- Proven self-motivation with ability to multitask, take direction and initiative. 

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity to work with a firm that has a reputation for excellence and innovation in design in one of the most desirable places in the Northwest. 

To apply, submit your resume and digital portfolio to

We’re looking for an architect/designer to join our design team and grow into a leadership position.  We seek a designer who wants to take responsibility for their projects from inception through completion.  We mostly work on new houses, remodels and additions but we are expanding. 
We don’t have any one design style – we design in a multitude of styles, to fit the location, to fit the needs and wants of our client, to fit the neighborhood, fit the site, and if it’s a remodel, to fit the house. This doesn’t mean that modern can’t be next to old, because it can. It just has to be done right. We design with a love and respect for place.
It’s important to us that our projects improve the lives of our clients.  We strive to make our spaces both functional and beautiful.. A house should be a joy to live in.  We like our spaces to connect to the outside and bring it in. We like light. We work to provide spaces in an architecture that supports the way we live, from intimate to social, public to private, and serene to active. We build green. 
We have been a successful design build firm but we are now all design.  Our projects have been published nationally and have received local recognition from both the community and our peers.  We are a small 6 person firm, which means everyone does a bit of everything, making it a great learning environment. We encourage education & personal development – take a welding or painting class!  We support engagement in the community: we are active Architects Without Borders, the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, and the policy board of the AIA.  And, we are family friendly – we know there are those times when a child must have their parent around!  
An ideal candidate will have:
·         A professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design
·         Experience in taking residential projects from pre-design through schematics, permitting  construction documents, interior finishes, specifications and construction contract administration.
·         A working knowledge of wood frame construction, local codes and permitting processes.
·         ArchiCAD experience
·         Confidence and interest to work independently on your projects; 2+ years in an office environment preferred.
·         Ease in interpersonal relationships with staff, clients and contractors. 
·         Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
·         Sense of humor & friendliness.
·         A level of personal motivation to take on tasks without being asked, and to never stop learning, to never stop growing!   
We are located in a great spot in Fremont – in a funky older building with a deck & big views of the city, right on Lake Union and adjacent to the Burke Gilman trail.  Easily accessible by car, bike, walking, or bus.  
Benefits include:
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off (PTO); paid sick/personal leave; paid holidays.
  • Health, dental & vision insurance.
  • Employer-matching retirement plan.
  • Reimbursement for classes and hands-on workshops.
Please show your interest by responding with a cover letter, resume, references, and sampling of your work to:  No phone calls or unannounced visits, please.

Intern Architect

Candidate Solicitation

Richaven Architecture & Preservation offers over 25 years’ experience in architecture, historic preservation, and construction management, specializing in technical issues and focused on future-proofing the built environment. Our experience is rooted in the synergistic combination of professional practice with historic buildings on both the owner and design team sides of projects, on-site experience in construction management, volunteer service, and mentoring the next generation of architects.  Richaven Architecture & Preservation was created to focus on future-proofing existing and historic buildings with experience and passion growing out of the detailed understanding how buildings are constructed, technical preservation knowledge and construction experience.

General Position Description

Richaven is interested in Intern Architect candidates who are willing and interested in taking key roles on drawing production for historic and existing building projects.

Minimum Qualifications

1.       Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Architecture from accredited university or college

2.       1 to 3 years work experience with 1 year minimum relevant US work experience

3.       Demonstrated proficiency with Revit, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, and Windows OS at a minimum

4.       Revit expertise

5.       Authorization to work in the United States

6.       <Capability to work as an independent contractor>

Successful candidates have:

1.       A passion for working with existing and historic buildings

2.       Ability to think in 3D and understand and solve complex design issues

3.       Demonstrated ability to produce quality work

4.       Capability to work independently

5.       High degree of reliability, integrity, and ability to meet deadlines

6.       Responsible for supervision and quality-control review

7.       A ‘can do’ work attitude on all tasks from the mundane to the extraordinary

8.       Self-motivated and pro-active

9.       Good communication skills: Verbal & Written

10.   Interested in all different aspects of the profession

11.   A friendly, light hearted team player

If you are ready for hands-on experience please respond with your cover letter, resume, portfolio, and salary requirements (electronic PDF files only) by e-mail  Please use the subject line ‘Intern Architect’ in your email.

My name is Kristine Adamich and I work at Ecotope, located in downtown Seattle. We’re looking to hire a part-time, temporary employee for help on a specific research study. The study is looking at the energy characteristics (HVAC, windows, lighting, building envelope) of a subset of recently constructed apartment buildings in Washington and Oregon.
We are looking to hire someone (20-25 hours/week, 3-5 months) to make the initial phone calls to building owners, property managers, developers, architects, etc. We would love to have a student from the College of Built Environments in this position because it would align with their area of study and would give them practical knowledge of the current construction industry. We will provide training for the student on how a new building gets permitted in a variety of jurisdictions in both states. They will learn who the major local firms are (and make contacts with them) out in the architecture, construction, and real estate industries. We will include the student in our company events so they can learn more about sustainable building design, energy policy initiatives, and the current and future building code revisions.
Ecotope has been providing energy conservation consulting and engineering services for residential and commercial projects for over 40 years. We have expertise on all aspects of energy efficiency in buildings including: building envelope performance, heating systems, ventilation systems, water conservation, building controls, alternative energy systems, and system interactions. Ecotope’s mission is to encourage sensible and cost-effective integration of energy efficiency into all aspects of building design, resulting in the development of more comfortable, energy efficient, and sustainable buildings.  
Please contact me for more information.  

Kristine Adamich  | Project Manager
Ecotope, Inc. | 1917 1st Ave Suite 300 | Seattle, WA 98101 
206-322-3753 | Direct 206-596-4721

3D printing with clay

Project Description

Visual artist and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts faculty, Timea Tihanyi is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern for a digital ceramics research project that explores various sculptural, mathematical, and engineering possibilities of 3D printing with clay.

The intern must have working knowledge of digital 3D design (Rhino/Fusio360/CAD) and production (3D printing), and will be assisting with the design, development, and production of sculptural 3D printed forms for creative research.

Educational benefit to student: Hands-on experience with sculptural/3D design, form development, prototyping and production (3D printing with clay). The intern will also gain a broader understanding of the ceramic process (materials, mold making, slip casting, firing).

This internship is also a great portfolio building opportunity for a student with an eye on careers in design/architecture/visual art.

Job Responsibilities:
- assist with the creation of files in Rhino/Fusion360,
- assist with 3D printing clay prototypes,
- assist with the ceramic process.

Additional Information:
Timea Tihanyi is an internationally recognized visual artist focusing on interdisciplinary collaborations with mathematicians, writers, and scientists. Timea’s main medium is ceramics. She is an expert mold maker, and actively researches new ideas and methods for the production of art, design, and knowledge.

More information about the internship:
More information about artist director and founder, Timea Tihanyi:

This is an unpaid internship.

In addition to the wealth of educational benefits, interns also have an opportunity to co-develop and take home a few small-scale ceramic prototypes. The internship is also a great resume builder: Students from prior internships were regularly selected for competitive and prestigious professional opportunities.

Start: beginning of the academic quarter.
End: end of the academic quarter throughout 2017-18.
Internship Duration: 3 months (10 weeks). May be extended longer.
Estimated hours of commitment per week: 3-6 (flexible, depending on the project)
Contact: /

Minimum Requirements

Proficiency with Rhino/Fusion360 is necessary.
Some experience with 3D printing and other design software (CAD/Solidworks/Grasshopper) is useful.
Strong communication and organization skills.
Responsible attitude, able to work efficiently and with attention to deadlines.
Additional design, prototyping, programming, engineering or mathematical skills and experiences are very helpful.
Must be enrolled in an accredited educational program preferably studying Art, Design,
Architecture, CS, Math, Engineering, or other related areas.
Undergraduate interns must maintain a satisfactory GPA of 3.0 or higher for the duration of the

Mountainblue, LLC

Our company (with office in bellevue) is a real estate/property investment and development company, and we would like to hire an undergraduate/graduate student that is in the architecture department for an internship. This would be a great opportunity for him/her to be able to join the whole designing process from predesign stage until we obtain the building permit. We are looking for the students who will graduate soon and need an internship position. Working hours is flexible. Pay rate Range will be $13  - $15 per hour.  Please email resume to


2018 Sweets College Scholarship

Available for students in architecture, design and engineering. This $2,5000 scholarship is intended to help undergraduates and graduates offset the increasing cost of tuition, helping pursue their dream of a career in one of these areas.

To apply, students are asked to produce a short video, describing their favorite building on campus from a design perspective and, for bonus points, to name building products that stand out in the design. Here is the 2017 winning submission by Virginia Tech student Lais Weba.

More information can be found here:

The deadline to enter is December 31, 2018

We will be judging based on three areas:

  1. Quality: Your answer is profound and there is clear logic in your response
  2. Uniqueness: Your answer is distinct and original.
  3. Creativity: You convey and exemplify your outside of the box thinking in a captivating way.
  4. Bonus points for including Sweets in your submission.

The winners will be selected the first week of January 2019 and will be featured on our website and on Sweets and Dodge Data & Analytics social networks.

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