2:00PM — Hancock 100
In his nearly 20-year career with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Ray Calabro’s work emphasizes the relationship of a building to its surrounding landscape; he believes that architecture is a thoughtful response to the culture and spirit of each place. His buildings embody the common principles of site-responsive architecture, robust forms and innovative use of material. Yet each responds differently to the special nature of client, program and place, qualities that elevate buildings to the realm of sensitive and lasting architecture.
Educated at Virginia Tech (B.Arch. 1994), Ray began his career there as a Lecturer in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
As a principal in the firm’s Seattle office, Ray leads the Bohlin Cywinski Jackson team in a collaborative design process on a diverse range of projects including the award-winning Grand Teton Discovery and Visitor Center in Jackson, Wyoming, the Weyerhaeuser Center for Health Sciences at the University of Puget Sound, the School of Fisheries Building at the University of Washington, Q Nightclub in Seattle, the Nu Skin Innovation Center and corporate headquarters in Provo, Utah, and private residences in Aspen, Colorado; Jackson, Wyoming; Calgary, Alberta; and the Kicking Horse Residence in Golden, British Columbia, which recently received a 2013 Residential Architect Magazine Merit Award and a 2013 AIA Seattle Merit Award and was Architectural Record’s December 2013 House of the Month.
In 2010 he served as Chair of the 60th AIA Seattle Honor Awards Committee and in 2014 as a jury member for the AIA New Orleans Design Awards program. Ray frequently speaks at regional, national and international design conferences, and serves as a juror and design critic at leading schools of architecture and design. He serves on the Board of Trustees of ARCADE, a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to design in the Northwest.
In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.