Model Exhibit Opening Reception, 2014.  Photo: Caitie Clarke.

2014 Model Exhibit Opening Reception. Photo: Caitie Clarke.


Jeffrey Karl Ochsner | Residential Architecture in Seattle and Environs, 1880-2000

April 29, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
At the Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

In collaboration with the Seattle Public Library, we are excited to host Professor and architectural historian Jeffrey Karl Ochsner for a FREE lecture on Seattle’s single-family residential architecture from the early years of the city to the twenty-first century.

This lecture will address the development of single-family residential architecture in the Seattle area from the 1880s to the 2000s. The lecture will begin with the house types and styles of the late nineteenth century and will move through the house types and styles of the twentieth century. Ochsner will discuss architects, influences, styles, constructional character and other aspects of the residential architecture found in the city and its suburbs.

Ochsner has taught in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington for 29 years. He has written and/or edited five books addressing Seattle’s architectural and urban history, including the Second Edition of Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects, published by UW Press in 2014.



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1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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It’s a new riff on the city as we focus on the construction, context, and culture which shaped our skyline, from golden oldies like Kirtland Cutter’s Rainier Club to popular favorites like the Rem Koolhaas’ asymmetric, cantilevered Central Library. You’ll develop an appreciat