The Barry Onouye Endowed Studio at the University of Washington is intended to explore the boundary between architecture and structural engineering – with a design project that forces a conversation between the two mutually-dependent disciplines. In Spring 2017 the studio was honored to be joined by John Ochsendorf of MIT as the Barry Onouye Endowed Chair. Together with Assistant Professor Tyler Sprague, this advanced graduate studio focused on innovative explorations of structural architecture, leading to the design and construction of three small wood pavilions in the north court of Gould Hall.
Three different timber shell projects were created and installed in the grass “moat” outside Gould Hall in Spring 2017. This time-lapse video shows the construction of the “Hyperboloid” grid shell project by the UW Architecture student team of Mike Ennen, Matt Frantz, Ja Yeong koo, and Mardochee Thelusma.