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Intellectual House Art Plan

Multiple Artists

University of Washington

This longhouse-inspired building creates a sense of home with site-specific artworks of the Northwest Coast.

Sonny Assu. Coke Salish, 2006. Duratrans and light box. Image courtesy of the artist and Equinox Gallery. Photo: Chris Meier

As the University of Washington planned to build a new learning and gathering space at its Seattle campus, faculty, students, and staff came together with members of local tribes and other community advisors to consider how to thoughtfully include art and artists. In 2012, they commissioned 4Culture to develop an art plan for the project.
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4Culture. wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ UW Intellectual House Art Plan (Kelly Cannell, The Gift), 2012
Donald Varnell. The Sky (detail), 2009. Hand carved cedar and paint. Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Spike Mafford
4Culture. wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ UW Intellectual House Art Plan (Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Squaxin Island Veteran’s Memorial), 2012



UWTV. wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ UW Intellectual House, 2015. Digital video