Neighborhood Design Build Studio
Past DonorsHoward S. WrightGive
Howard S. Wright Endowment
Mother Earth Foundation
Potrero Nuevo Foundation
Robert and Winnie Roloson Foundation
Stewart Lumber
Tacoma Screw
Sound Reprographics
Washington Insurance Council
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.
Washington Mutual
New Leaf Creations
Puget Sound Solar
RMC Powdercoat
Rotary Club of Seattle
Weinstein A|U
Wellspring Family Services
National Endowment for the Arts
Asian Plaza
Helping Link
Bamboo Hardwoods
The ReStore
Van Kim Tran
Wing Luke Asian Museum
UW Shop Staff
CBE Dean’s Office
The Bedrock Stoneyard
Interim Community Development Association
Parks & Recreation
Seattle Foundation
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Puget Sound Urban Resources Partnership
EEU Parent Council
Surface Technologies
Dynoflex Manufacturing
Site-Lines Parks & Recreation Co.
Berg Steel Scaffolding
Fremont Arts Council
Blue Star Electric
In Memory of Bob Curley
Clearcut Plastics
JAS Design Build
Kimo Griggs
PB Elemental
Grange Supply
Ching Chan
Minh Huynh
Hoe Tuyet Le
Ed Lebert
Leslie Morishita
Minh-Duc Pham Nguyen
Trung Quang Nguyen
Joyce Pisnanont
Kao Tsi
Whitney Tongpatanakul

This design/build studio is made possible by Howard S. Wright (1927-96), who endowed the Howard S. Wright chair in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Wright graduated from the University of Washington in 1951 with a BA in Business Administration. After working in the family construction business, he founded Wright Runstad & Co. with Jon Runstad. He built the Space Needle, the Seattle Art Museum, the Monorail, and many other Puget Sound area landmarks.

Wright’s civic and charitable involvement were numerous and included the Seattle Foundation, the University of Washington, PONCHO, Seattle Opera Association, and the Seattle Arts Commission. The Seattle Times has said that “Howard was a man of very solid values and unquestionable integrity and had a vision and astuteness as a businessman. He was a wonderful human being and had great enthusiasm.”

The community service projects constructed by the HSW Neighborhood Design/Build Studio at UW continue Wright’s rich legacy in Seattle.

Individuals or organizations interested in donating or getting involved with the Neighborhood Design/Build Studio should contact the Howard S. Wright Endowed Chair.