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In this issue: Winter 2019 Course Descriptions as well as....
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Arch457: Architecture 20th c. and Beyond
Instructor: Clausen
Winter Q, ‘18
This is an architectural history course on architecture since 1889 up to today, mainly but not solely in the West. It will trace the roots of Modernism in Europe in the late 19th c., the spread of Modernism across the globe, its collapse and subsequent movements (PostModernism, Deconstruction, etc.), bringing the discussion up to issues of sustainability, biodesign, and The Return to Ornamentation in the past several years. I will be using a newly published textbook by the British architect Colin Davis, which casts the subject in slightly different light from the course in the past. Format consists of informal lectures twice weekly, required reading, two short papers, and two exams.
American Architecture
Instructor: Clausen
winter Q, 2018
An architectural history lecture course tracing the development of American cities and buildings frm indigenous native American traditions up to the present. Informal lectures twice a week, 2 short papers, 2 exams.



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.

The college offers a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate which is open to all graduate students who are not currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Real Estate program. If you are interested in learning about real estate, I encourage you to consider the program. Applications for admission are due on December 1st.

You can submit the required information and begin your coursework by taking the Introduction to Real Estate course and RE Finance & Investment this winter quarter.

The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate (GCRE) offers non-real estate UW graduate students an opportunity to learn the fundamental concepts and tools critical in the workings of real estate markets while helping them understand how their own fields of study can be useful in real estate.

Minimum duration: 2 quarters (winter and spring)

Number of courses: 4 (Introduction to Real Estate (offered autumn & winter quarters), RE Finance & Investment, Introduction to RE Economics & Market Analysis, and Real Estate Development

Eligibility: all UW graduate students enrolled in degree programs, GNM and graduate visiting exchange students are eligible to pursue the certificate.

Cost: graduate students (none – if taken through the student’s normal program of study), GNM: $12,000 and visiting exchange students: $20,400

Application deadlines: December 1st  

Additional information on the certificate and application can be obtained at:
For additional questions you can contact:
LEED Green Associate (GA) Training
When: November 1st 2018 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  UW Seattle - Loew Hall - Room 114

If you are worried about your busy schedule or distance from the course location, fear not, as the workshop is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.
This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!
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


Job Title:

Internship (Architectural)

Job Overview:

Mountainblue LLC is a real estate development company. You can join the whole designing process from predesign stages until obtain the building permits for our residential and commercial projects.

Job Requirements:

Senior student.  Responsible and passionate for the work.

Job Pay Rate (hourly):

$13 - $15

Working hours:

After class or part time

Contact Information:  (Vicky Ma)

Please send us an email if interested

Allow me to introduce myself. I am the new Program Director at the Seattle Architecture Foundation. We’ve been invited to deliver some after school programing at a private school in Bellevue and are looking to hire a teaching artist. In addition to covering an introduction to architecture, urban planning, and design, the school would like the project to focus on light rail. Do you know of anyone within your network or have access to a list of people that might be interested in this kind of role? 
The position is only at one site, Open Windows in Bellevue, and only a couple of hours a week, so it’s very part time. The job announcement is posted here:
If you have any suggestions of where we might be able to share this info and get some interested people please let us know.
Many thanks,
Kim Owens | Program Director
P 206.957.1921
Seattle Architecture Foundation
@ The Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA  98104 |
Architectural Intern

Board & Vellum is looking for an awesome person to work with us in a part time, temporary capacity within our paid internship program. You will work on a variety of residential, retail, commercial, and multi-family projects, and gain hands on experience and valuable exposure to a professional design office.  The program will range from 3 months to 6 months in duration, depending on the candidate and the needs of the office.

Your personality and attitude will be more important than your skill set, however, you should be enrolled in a degree program with a focus on architecture, interior architecture or interior design, be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week, and have the following skills/qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled as a junior/senior in an undergraduate program or enrolled in a masters program
  • Desire to work on all project types and learn about the process
  • Ability and confidence interacting with staff, clients & vendors in a professional manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to be involved in every phase of office projects
  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as the Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Outlook, Word & Excel.
  • Be a self-starter and able to handle multiple projects and tasks
We value flexible working hours, treating each other with respect, having fun, maintaining a work/life balance, bad jokes, and speaking in a language our clients can understand. Board & Vellum is a non-smoking environment. Our office is on Capitol Hill, within walking distance to all the fun stuff you want to do. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Compensation will be commensurate with professional work experience.
To be considered for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter (we really read them), along with samples of your work to
Please, no phone calls regarding this position.

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


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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