GOHAR KHATOON GIRLS’ SCHOOL FEATURED IN DOM ARCHITECTURE GUIDE
The Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School is included in the new DOM architectural guide for Kabul (the school is in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which is a suggested side trip). Currently only available in German.
2019 INTERSECTIONS SYMPOSIUM AT AIA CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE
We’re co-chairing a series of educational sessions at the 2019 AIA Conference in Las Vegas, which will feature exemplary research projects addressing issues related to BOTTOM-UP SOCIAL CHANGE: Materials | Buildings | Community. More info about the symposium.
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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.