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Urban Translation: A Survey of UW's Mexico City Studio w/ SIAF

Join Seattle International Architects Forum for their first installment of the Educational series!

Every year since 2010, students from the University of Washington Department of Architecture, led by Affiliate Assistant Professor Robert Hutchison, have traveled to Mexico City to live and work amidst the frenetic, problematic, yet beautiful conditions that constitute one of the world’s largest metropolis. Working out of Luis Barragan’s studio directly adjoining the Casa Luis Barragan, each year students are tasked with the design of housing for a specific colonia (neighborhood) in the city. Hutchison, along with upcoming 2017 Program Directors David Miller and Cory Mattheis, as well as students from past programs, will discuss why Mexico City is such an important and relevant place for the study of the built environment. Through a presentation of photographs and past student work, the presentation will provide a glimpse into the diverse urban and cultural conditions of Mexico City, as well as introduce the work of some of Mexico’s most prominent architects.

Speaker Bio

Robert Hutchison is a practitioner, researcher, and educator whose interests and practice overlap the fields of architecture, art and photography. Hutchison established the Seattle-based architecture studio Robert Hutchison Architecture in 2013, and is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, where he teaches architectural design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hutchison was recently named a recipient of the 2016-17 Rome Prize awarded by the American Academy in Rome.


5:30 – Grab a beverage and connect

6:00 – Lecture

7:00 – Networking



November 4, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Price


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