• WASH Magazine
    WASH Publishers, 2021
    The School of Architecture

Wash Magazine, Issue 04, "Deluxe," Spring 2020

A wash is a dry creek, stream bed or gulch that temporarily or seasonally fills and flows after sufficient rain. WASH is also the name of the student magazine created at The School of Architecture (formerly at Taliesin): WASH collects and distills the monsoon of disorderly ideas about architecture. WASH overflows, that which remains is evidence of the flood.

Christopher dela Pole, editor, WASH, is the student Secretary of The School of Architecture.  dela Pole is the Founder / Principal of Christopher dela Pole studio established in 2014.  The studio is a multifaceted design studio striving for simplicity, material integrity, usability and sustainability. The studio is loosely focused on product, home goods and retail design.  Additionally, he is a freelance engineering, design and fabrication consultant at Maneuver Works in los Angeles.  He has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota in sculpture, new media, and conditional studies.

Eleanor Fagan, editor, WASH, is a graduate student at the School of Architecture, Arcosanti and Taliesin. Born in Chicago and raised in New Jersey, she earned her bachelor's in architecture at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and studied abroad at University College Dublin. Previously, she worked as an intern for Urbantectonics LLC and spent two summers as an intern at Taliesin Preservation, Inc. She is a member of the Taliesin Fellows board. In her spare time, she's a middling musician and a mediocre writer. Her goal in life is simply to design. If that doesn't pan out, she'd be happy to work in a bookshop. She divides her time between Arcosanti, Pittsburgh, and Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Archie Kinney, editor, WASH, is the student vice president of The School of Architecture and a Sergeant for the National Guard Army Corps of Engineers. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Construction Management and self-built a tiny home as an alternative dwelling unit in town. As a future architect, he is passionate about exploring the thin spaces that inspire people to be themselves and empower them to elevate their community through art, nature, and organic architecture.

Alex Martinec, editor, WASH, is the student Treasurer of The School of Architecture.  A kitchen and bath designer at Bright Ideas by Martinec, he is Caps Certified / Green Building Specialist under NAHB.  Martinec has been working since 2007 and is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2014 Professional Remodeler Design Awards Platinum Award.  As a graduate architecture student, he has studied the intricacies of the small moments in life and their relation to the built environment.

William Palmer, editor, WASH, is a designer, researcher, and aspiring architect/developer based out of central Texas. He helped launch Texas A&M‘s interest in robotics in architecture as an undergraduate. He was an integral member of a team that designed and built a 5m tall modular, minimal waste structure in the Autodesk Build Space, and helped lead a 3D printing, robotics workshop at Rob|Arch 2018 at ETH Zurich. He’s a 4th degree black belt in TaeKwonDo, and a voracious consumer of information.  William’s primary goal is to push beauty, sustainability, and dignity down to the very basement of the housing market.

Richard Sanchez, editor, WASH, is a graduate student from the School of architecture at Taliesin.  A designer with a focus in furniture and architecture, Sanchez has exhibited and published in numerous forms of media and materials. First trained as a sculptor and painter, then in furniture design and boatbuilding, he came to the world of architecture to develop a unique design practice that synthesizes architectural thinking and hands on fabrication, to create ecologically designed and sensuous projects. Select past exhibitions include Design Miami, Mystic Seaport Museum, and Marfa Myths Festival.

Chris Lasch, President of The School of Architecture, is the immediate former Dean. Lasch is a teacher, practitioner, and researcher dedicated to experimental architecture and design. In 2003, with Benjamin Aranda, Lasch established Aranda\Lasch, a Tucson and New York City based design practice. Recognition includes the United States Artists Award, Young Architects + Designers Award, Design Vanguard Award, AD Innovators, and the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award. Their early projects are the subject of the best-selling architecture book, Pamphlet Architecture 27: Tooling and the more recent publication, Trace Elements. Aranda\Lasch has exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, and design fairs, including the 2015 and 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennials. Their work is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

Stephanie Lin, Dean of The School of Architecture, is a designer and educator, and the founder of Present Forms, a practice that combines artistic and architectural modes of thinking, ranging in scale from environments to objects. Lin is also a founding member of Office III, a design collective based across New York, Boston, and San Francisco. In 2017 OIII was a finalist in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and completed the Governors Island Welcome Center in New York, NY that same year. Lin's work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York, NY), The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York, NY), A+D Architecture and Design Museum (Los Angeles, CA), cneai= (Paris, France), citygroup (New York, NY), and a number of universities.

The mission of The School of Architecture, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright as the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, is building on Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs and thoughts. It is the oldest and most experimental independent graduate program in architecture. The School of Architecture is a graduate program in architecture that teaches and practices learning by doing, new ways of looking, an ability to honor and build with the landscape, and experimentation. Students learn how to serve diverse communities by making our environment more sustainable, open to all, and beautiful.