Recipient of AIA Seattle’s 2018 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Laura Bartunek Assoc. AIA explored the concept of rain as a creative catalyst within design. Rain, so often approached as a universal foe to be deflected away from buildings, became the focus as both an ecological and cultural phenomenon that can challenge how we engage with our environment. Bartunek sought out five notorious rains found in Florida, New Mexico, Kauai, London and Norway, experiencing and studying the individuality of rain through the lens of architecture. The exhibit catalogs these tales of rain through a series of climate illustrations and architectural research models, asking and inspiring us to think differently about our weather.

Because it Rains will be on display @ the Center March 7 – May 25, 2019.

Related Events

Opening Night Reception, March 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Exhibit Tour with Laura Bartunek, March 28, 5:30 – 6:00 PM

Embrace the Rain: Rain Gardens and Green Infrastructure, May 21, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Stay tuned for more information on an upcoming Panel Discussion hosted by Laura Bartunek on April 16 with Seattle Architecture Foundation.