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Mind's Eye Sketchbook: Celebrating 50 years of art and observation by John Owen
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: External Event

Event Overview

Come to the University of Washington to celebrate a long-time friend of the Department of Urban Design and Planning, John Owen, on November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in Gould Hall.

About John Owen

John Owen, artist, urban designer, architect, planner, and storyteller, is Partner Emeritus at MAKERS architecture and urban design. As a constant observer, critic, and thinker, he has dedicated his life to understanding the human experience, natural systems, and cultural change and applying his observations to help create people-oriented places that foster healthy ecological systems. From his fledgling UW architecture thesis on Seattle’s Craftsman homes, to the seminal street design for the then struggling Ballard Ave and Capitol Hill’s Broadway, to helping rural communities through early growth management planning, to transit station and neighborhood design and planning, to drafting the region’s first sets of design guidelines, to helping the State develop the first Shoreline Management Act code, to planning for regional open space systems, he has led the urban design field in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 50 years. 

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