- "Palouse Art Park" Palouse, Washington, Jan. 2008 – March 2008
Students from Arch 454 studio worked together with the community of Palouse and provided design solutions for a site where the community planned to build a public park. The design process cooperated with the city government, the community leaders and the Bank Left Gallery. The final presentation was conducted in a local gallery and local residents came to review and exchange ideas with students. Students gained experience of working with local communities and meeting their needs, developing communication skills and understanding the values of architectural design.
- "Seattle Central Library Case Study" Seattle, Washington, Aug. 2008 – Nov. 2008
Students from the Arch 553 studio worked closely with architect Robert Zimmer and librarian Jodee Fenton on an analytical study about the Seattle Central Library, which was designed by Rem Koolhaas. This is the first architectural analytical study on this building. Students worked extensively with Zimmer and Fenton to assess the building performance. The final report of this study has been collected by the library as its permanent collection.