Congratulations to Shu Kuei (Tako) Hsu for his winning entry in the Gowanus by Design - Water_Works Competition! His entry received Honorable Mention in the category of Architectural Design. Entitled 'Responsibility', Shu Kuei's entry can be viewed here among the others.
Gowanus by Design received entries from individuals and teams, comprised of students and professionals from over 20 countries. These and other selected entries will be exhibited in the spring at a location near the Gowanus Canal in New York City.
The latest DI ranking was just released, and we have made some significant progress this year. BOTH our BLA (tied with UO) and MLA programs are ranked fourth in the deans survey. This is the first time our MLA program has made the top 5.
Our BLA program was acknowledged for its "strong design-build program and community engagement", and our MLA program was cited for its "highly acclaimed faculty, community engagements and international opportunities".
In the industry ranking (separate from the deans survey), our MLA is ranked 13th (tied with Auburn, UT Arlington, and UT Austin), maintaining our place in the top 15 in which we were first listed just last year.
Recently released by SEED Network, this mini-documentary features Ben Spencer and a cast of our students, other UW faculty members, and residents of Lomas de Zapallel. The project is winner of the 2012 SEED Award.
Check out the video below and more info can be found here.
Location: Lomas de Zapallal, Lima, Peru
Project Description: The Ecological and Healthy School Initiative encompasses the design and construction of the Pitagoras School Park and of a new classroom building with 10 modular classrooms. Both designs incorporate numerous sustainable building strategies including the use of locally sourced materials, a grey water filtration system, and a clay pot drip irrigation system used historically by the Incas.
MANY THANKS to our professional contributors, professonal advisory committee, colleagues, alumni, faculty, students, and friends who came to celebrate the opening of our annual professional design show on Monday night! Our exhibition currently features 37 projects from 27 firms/non-profits.
This show not only helps our students witness the diversity of exemplary landscape architectural work in this region, but also brings our design community a little closer!
If you missed the opening, please be informed that the exhibition runs until Friday Oct. 19th. You can stop by Gould Hall Court between 8am - 9pm (1-5pm on the weekends). Please check specific building hours / door openings listed here.