Winner of the 2009 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal
Glenn Murcutt is an internationally acclaimed Australian architect who for five years taught a series of master studios for graduate architecture students at the University of Washington. This book combines examples of the students' studio work with edited transcripts of Murcutt's public lectures and sessions with students, professionals, and Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa to produce a multifaceted portrait of Glenn Murcutt as a teacher. Essays set the studios in the context of an inquiry into the local practice of a global architecture.
The studio work shows an application, in the Northwest environment, of Murcutt's fundamental principles. These projects often present architecture that has a precise engagement with local conditions and the natural environment. The collected studio work shows a full progression from site sketches through detail development, in drawings and models.
Jim Nicholls is a senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture, College of Built Environments, University of Washington.
STUDIOS Glenn Murcutt + Peter Cohan 2004Environmental Research & Learning CenterShaw Island, Washington Glenn Murcutt + Peter Cohan 2005Nisqually Environmental Education CenterNisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Washington Glenn Murcutt + Rick Mohler 2006Kenmore Air TerminalSeattle, Washington Glenn Murcutt + Jim Nicholls 2007Pilchuk Glass SchoolStanwood, Washington Glenn Murcutt + Peter Cohan 2008Tula Young Hastings FarmPullman, Washington Juror's Comment / Carlos Jiminez TRANSCRIPTS Conversation with Students / Glenn Murcutt12 April 2004 Callison Noon Hour Lecture / Glenn Murcutt17 May 2007 A Conversation Between Friends / Murcutt + Pallasmaa11 April 2008 NOTESObservation and Exchange / Jim NichollsGlenn Time / Peter CohanHow Glenn Murcutt came to teach at UW / Dr. Vikramaditya PrakashThe Master Class / David MillerGlenn Murcutt DVP / Callison Architects