Robert Hutchison is a practitioner, researcher, and educator whose interests and practice overlap the fields of architecture, art and photography. Hutchison received a MArch degree from the University of Washington in 1996, and BS degrees in Structural Engineering and Architectural Engineering from Drexel University in 1990. From 1996 to 2001, he was a Project Architect and Project Manager at The Miller/Hull Partnership. In 2001, Hutchison formed the Seattle-based architectural firm Hutchison & Maul Architecture in collaboration with his friend and colleague Tom Maul. In 2013, Hutchison established the architecture studio Robert Hutchison Architecture. Honors and awards include the 2016 - 2017 Rome Prize in Architecture awarded by the American Academy in Rome, the 2010 Creative Artists Fellowship awarded by the Japan-US Friendship Commission & National Endowment for the Arts, the 2009 Emerging Voices awarded by the Architectural League of NY, a 2008 AIA Honor Award for Washington Architecture for the installation project 7, and one of fifteen individuals to be selected as a 2013-2014 On the Boards Ambassador. Hutchison is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, where he teaches architectural design studios at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was the founding Program Director and Lead Instructor for the Architecture in Mexico Studios, based in Mexico City, which he has led in 2010, 2013, and 2015. He has also taught design studios on a periodic basis for Washington State University’s College of Architecture & Construction Management. Hutchison is an Advisory Board Member for the independent non-profit architectural organization Space.City, and served six years (two terms) as a Public Art Advisory Committee member for King County's 4Culture’s Public Arts Advisory Committee.
Scott Claassen has been with RHA since our founding in Summer 2013. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington in 2009, was a 2010 Architectural Researcher at the Bauhaus Dessau Stiftung, and received a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in 2013. Prior to joining RHA, Scott worked for the internationally known firm Henning Larsen Architects, and the Michigan based firm LAMAS. Scott brings multiple talents to each of the projects that he works on, including a keen design sensibility, a technical eye for detail, and strong graphic abilities. Scott has served as a staff architect on numerous projects, including the Cantilever House, the House on the White River, the Hotel in Lishui, China, and the Twin Peaks Houses project.
Sean Morgan has been with RHA since the summer of 2016. Sean received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Kent State University and his Master of Architecture from Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, he also co-taught Freshman Design Studio for two semesters. Prior to joining RHA, Sean has held positions at design offices in Syracuse, Philadelphia, and Switzerland. Sean has been working on several projects in the studio, including schematic design for the Twin Peaks Houses project, the conceptual Memory Houses project, and the Beach Cottage on a Steep Slope. He holds a particular interest in architecture of the Everyday, and in collaboration with Rebecca Marsh curates domestic anomalies through their instagram account @strangedomesticity, "... a curation of everyday anomalies, objects, and growths."
Xiaoxi Jiao started working at RHA in Spring 2016. Originally from Beijing China, Xiaoxi received her MArch degree in Architecture from the University of Washington in 2017, where she was Robert's student in the UW Architecture in Mexico program. Xiaoxi then obtained her MArch degree in High Performance Building at the University of Washington in 2018, after which she became a full-time employee at RHA. Xiaoxi has contributed her high level of craft to the construction of numerous models in the office.