Monday, May 16, 2011

Architecture Symposium on May 19-20, Seattle

The University of Washington College of Built Environments is sponsoring High Performance Craft, a two-day symposium devoted to the multiple intersections between new technologies and new and traditional materials, in an investigation of high performance craft.

Symposium: High Performance Craft
Thursday and Friday, May 19-20, 2011
University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Gould Hall Court and Arch Hall 147
Event is free; registration is required.

The schedule includes presentations, panel discussions, exhibit/reception, and a lecture focused on high performance craft. A more detailed overview is provided below:

Thursday, May 19
  • Afternoon Session, Gould Court (1:30pm-5:30pm)
    New Building Blocks: Contemporary High Performance Architectural Components
  • Exhibit Opening + Reception (5:00pm-7:00 pm)
  • CAD/CAM Cafe and Corner Store Exhibit
Friday, May 20
  • Morning Session (9:30am-12:00pm)
    Expanding the Performance Envelope of Traditional Materials and Artisanry
  • Afternoon Session (1:30pm-5:30pm)
    High Performance Practice
  • Reception + Evening Lecture (5:30pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm)
    Digital Materiality in Architecture with Matthias Kohler, Lecturer
The symposium is co-sponsored by the UW Department of Architecture in the College of Built Environments and the Swiss Consulate.

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