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Steve Badanes

Howard S. Wright Endowed Chair

Steve attended Wesleyan University for undergraduate studies and Princeton University, where he received a master's degree in architecture. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, as well as a Fellowship from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He has conducted design / build workshops at the University of Technology in Helsinki, the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of Miami, Ball State University, the University of California San Diego, and Florida A&M University.

As a practicing architect, his commissions have included private homes, artist's studios, and the winning entry, "The Fremont Troll" in the Hall of Giants 1990 Competition at Seattle, Washington. Steve is a founder of Jersey Devil, an architectural firm perpetuating the tradition of medieval craftsmen. The firm is comprised of skilled craftsmen, architects, inventors, and artists "committed to the interdependence of building and design." Jersey Devil architect / builders live on-site during construction of their designs, which are known for energy efficiency and innovative use of materials. Steve has lectured on Jersey Devil work in 46 states and 10 countries. The work has been profiled in Devil's Workshop - 25 years of Jersey Devil Architecture published by Princeton Architectural Press.

As the HSW Chair at UW, he leads students in the Neighborhood Design/Build and co-founded the Mexico Design/Build program with former UW professor Sergio Palleroni. During the summer he teaches at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont and has worked in Africa with the Department of Architecture at Miami University.