Robert Hutchison is a practitioner, researcher, and educator whose interests and practice overlap the fields of architecture, art, and photography. He is Principal of Seattle-based Robert Hutchison Architecture, and is an affiliate associate professor in the University of Washington Department of Architecture.
At MacDowell in 2022, he conducted research for his conceptual project “Memory Landscapes” in preparation for his upcoming Japan-U.S. Friendship Creative Artists Fellowship, which will be conducted in spring of 2023. The project investigates recently completed tsunami infrastructure along the Tohoku coastline of Japan, and its relationship to the topography and numerous communities located along the coastline. A series of conceptual drawings were also developed, which investigate the scale and various typologies of the recently constructed infrastructure.