Robert Hutchison awarded 2016 Rome Prize in Architecture

RHA is very excited to announce that Robert Hutchison has been awarded the 2016 - 2017 Rome Prize in Architecture by the American Academy in Rome. For more information, including the list of other winners, please see the following link.

2016 - 2017 Rome Prize Ceremony, The New School, New York City, April 21, 2016

2016 - 2017 Rome Prize Ceremony, The New School, New York City, April 21, 2016

RHA & Friends win Honorable Mention in 'Taking Buildings Down' Competition

Robert Hutchison Architecture, in collaboration with an all UW-based design team, was one of eight out of 160 qualified teams recognized by a distinguished jury in the Storefront for Art & Architecture’s international competition entitled ‘Taking Buildings Down’.

The competition sought out proposals for “the production of voids; the demolition of buildings, structures, and infrastructures; or the subtraction of objects and/or matter as a creative act.” The criteria for entering the competition was strict: “Removal is all that is allowed.” The UW-based team’s submission, which was one of five awarded an Honorable Mention, was influenced and inspired by a 2015 Installation project in Mexico City by Hutchison, Mattheis and Gonzales entitled ‘Lineamientos’, and continues the exploration of Gonzales’ UW architecture thesis project entitled ‘Unbuilt’. The team’s proposal argues for the temporary public use of the many private residential sites found throughout Mexico City that stand vacant for 12 weeks as they await pending demolition, and subsequent redevelopment as multi-family housing.

For more information, please see the Storefront for Art & Architecture website. To see our submission, go to Juan Jesus & his Sledgehammer on our website.

Traversing the Moving City

Pleased to finally get our Traversing the Moving City video uploaded to Vimeo and our website! This video compiles video footage taken by myself while on a 5-month Creative Artist Fellowship awarded through the Japan/US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. The video was exhibited at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in February 2015 as part of the Gardner Center for Asian Art & Ideas' Art Globally series. Thanks to Alexis Eggertsen and Cody Groom for editing and sound!

Lecture at Asian Art Museum, Friday 2/20

I am honored to be a part of the upcoming 'Art Globally' event at the Asian Art Museum the evening of February 20th. I will be giving a lecture regarding my 2010 fellowship in Japan awarded through the Japan/US Friendship Commission and the NEA, and a project that has been recently funded in part through a 2014 Seattle City Artist Project Grant. There will be a video and photographs exhibited also. Plus the very cool exhibition of pop-artist 'Mr.' Please come! Happy hour starts at 5:30 ... cash bar, complimentary small bites! Lecture starts at 7:00.