“Way Beyond Bigness” is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, “Way Beyond Bigness” realigns watersheds and […]
Architecture students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have placed third in the National Park Service’s 2021 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition.
The Sam Fox School’s James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture, a biennial research competition, invites early-career architects from around the world to explore how architecture can help to address today’s most pressing global challenges.
“Infrastructural Optimism” investigates a new kind of twenty-first-century infrastructure, one that encourages a broader understanding of the interdependence of resources and agencies, recognizes a rightfully accelerated need for equitable access and distribution, and prioritizes rising environmental diligence across the design disciplines. Bringing together urban history, case studies, and speculative design propositions, the book explores and defines […]
Constance Vale has been named chair of undergraduate architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Washington University a 2021 Leadership Award for excellence in its West North Central Region.
The charge was ambitious. Conditions were complicated. The results have been transformative. Here’s how the Lewis Collaborative reinvented a century-old University City landmark.
Washington University’s East End Transformation recently was honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as part of its 2021 “Building St. Louis” awards.
The effects of climate change cannot be handled piecemeal, argues Derek Hoeferlin. Managing 21st-century waterways will require coordination on a continental scale — and a foundational understanding of how water shapes our environment.
More than a dozen faculty, students and alumni from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will take part in “Expanding the View: Prospect(s) for Architectural Education Futures,” the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 109th annual meeting.