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2018 AIA SEATTLE HONOR AWARDS

We enjoyed moderating the 2018 AIA Seattle Honor Awards event on November 5th. This year’s jury included Sunil Bald, Will Laufs, Andrea Love, and Dan Maginn. Congratulations to all the award winners!

 photo: Jessica Miller

photo: Jessica Miller

PACIFIC NORTHWEST MAGAZINE I SEATTLE TIMES

Our 2018 Winter Quarter studio was featured in the Pacific Northwest Magazine article, Five Architectural Approaches that are Shaping the Way We Live.

 Seattle Times

Seattle Times

SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL 2018 BLOCK PARTY

Our SDF Block Party installation, “to House,” was a huge success! Hundreds of people stopped by to learn facts about homelessness and hear personal stories from individuals who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, life in Seattle without a home. The project was realized as a collaboration between the AIA Seattle Committee on Homelessness, Real Change News, and visual communication designers Kate Degman and Eva Grate. Stay tuned for photos of the actual project!

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AIA CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE 2018

Catch us at A'18 in New York where we will be participating in the Design Snapshots: Award-winning Education Projects session. We will discuss the Gohar Khatoon Girls' School, which was a recipient of a 2018 AIA Honor Award.

 photo: AIA National

photo: AIA National

2018 HOUSING DESIGN FORUM - INSPIRATION, INNOVATION, IMPACT: THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

We (Rick Mohler, Elizabeth Golden, Yasaman Esmaili) recently presented work from our winter quarter studio at the 2018 Housing Design Forum organized by the AIA Seattle and hosted by the Seattle Art Museum. We discussed how the students developed modular housing, while testing Seattle's proposed residential small lot zoning under the Mandatory Housing Affordability plan.  Other speakers on the roster were Stephen Kieran of KieranTimberlake, Steve Mongillo of mw|works, Craig Curtis from Katerra, and Susan Jones of atelierjones.

 photo: Rick Mohler

photo: Rick Mohler

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NIAMEY 2000 FEATURED BY DETAIL ONLINE

Niamey 2000 is featured in a story by DETAIL online covering the African Mobilities exhibit, which is currently on display at the Architecture Museum at the TU Munich until August 19th.

 photo: Amelie Trautmann

photo: Amelie Trautmann

AFRICAN MOBILITIES EXHIBITION AT THE ARCHITEKTURMUSEUM TU MÜNCHEN

The housing project Niamey 2000, developed by united4design (Yasaman Esmaili, Elizabeth Golden, Mariam Kamara, Philip Straeter) for the rapidly growing capital of Niger, is currently on exhibition at the Architecture Museum at the Technical University of Munich. The exhibition is curated by Mpho Matsipa and runs from April 26th to August 19th, 2018.

 image: Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München

image: Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München

2018 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS HONOR AWARD FOR GOHAR KHATOON GIRLS' SCHOOL

The Gohar Khatoon Girls' School has been recognized by the AIA with a 2018 Honor Award! The project's success can be attributed to the collaboration between students and faculty at the University of Washington, the architect Robert Hull, the construction team and school staff in Mazar-i-Sharif, and the aid organization Sahar.

 photo: Nic Lehoux

photo: Nic Lehoux