University of Washington - College of Built Environments
Distinguished Visiting Professor Master Studio Program
The University of Washington-College of Built Environments received a grant in 2010 to pilot the 2011 Scan|Design Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor Master Studio in the Department of Architecture. The Department will invited Lene Tranberg, an esteemed Danish architect, to Seattle to co-teach the Master Class.
Based on the overwhelming success of the 2011 pilot program, the Foundation awarded a three-year grant to the University of Washington-College of Built Environments in 2011 to establish The Scan|Design Foundation The College of Built Environments will invite a Danish designer/educator who has distinguished him/herself by a sustained record of exemplary design work and teaching. The visiting professor will co-teach a master architecture studio at the University of Washington during Spring quarter.
Distinguished Visiting Professor Master Studio.
The Department of Architecture will assign a regular faculty member to work with the visiting professor in establishing the logistics of the studio and continuing the work of the studio between visits. The Visiting Professor will teach the second, sixth, and 10th week of the quarter.
Lene Tranberg, founding partner of the firm Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, will be the first Scan|Design Distinguished Visiting Professor. Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter is a leading Danish architectural office, practicing architecture, urbanism, landscape, product and furniture design. For over more than 20 years, the firm has gained renown through participation in competitions and the realization of a wide range of projects, positioning themselves as one of Denmark's most renowned and award-winning architectural offices.
The office has also taken part in a series of research and pilot building projects focused on the improvement of building products and processes, with a concentration on sustainable housing. In addition to being known for innovative and original architecture, the office has established a reputation for leadership and collaboration in project realization.
Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects' work has won various national and international prizes and has been published in books and periodicals worldwide. For three years running, the office has received the prestigious "RIBA European Award" from the Royal Institute of British Architects -- in 2006 for the Copenhagen Business School faculty building, in 2007 for the Tietgen Dormitory, and in 2008 for the new Royal Playhouse in Copenhagen.
Lene Tranberg Public Lecture Thursday March 31, 2011 in Seattle More Info on Lecture
Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen the principal partner at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, will be the second Scan|Design Distinguished Visiting Professor. Founded in June 1999 in Copenhagen, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter is an award-winning firm based in Copenhagen that engages in a wide variety of projects, including housing, master plans and office buildings. Among their notable projects are the Holmbladsgade Sports and Cultural Center, the Holmbladsgade Community Center, the Herstedlund Cultural Center, and the renovation of Arne Jacobsen's historic Munkegårdsskole. They also recently converted the Jægersborg Water Tower into a mixed-use building with a youth centre and residences, where common balconies add new sculptural layers that enhance the distinctive character of the tower.
Dorte Mandrup will teach a master architecture studio Spring Quarter with associate professor Peter Cohan. The project for the studio will be to develop a public program for a complex site in an under served part of Seattle with the intent of engaging and activating the neighborhood around it.
Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen Public Lecture - Thursday May 17, 2012 in Seattle
Dorte Mandrup will teach a master architecture studio Spring Quarter with associate professor Peter Cohan. The primary goal of the studio is to examine how we can shape architectural ideas to reinforce the human scale and space of the city. WE will propose design solutions for the Belltown Bluff portion of the Seattle Waterfront Plan that connect to the waterfront and the already developed portions of the plan, while providing amenities for and responding to the existing neighborhood context.