Jeffrey Karl Ochsner

Jeffrey Karl Ochsner

Professor, Architecture; Adjunct Professor, Landscape Architecture; Adjunct Professor, Urban Design & Planning; Senior Advisor for Policy and Procedures, Dean's Office

Jeffrey Karl Ochsner FAIA is a Professor in the Department of Architecture, where he has taught since 1988 in the areas of architectural design, urban design, historic preservation, and architectural history. He holds adjunct positions in the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design & Planning and is a member of the faculties of the CBE Preservation Certificate, Urban Design Certificate and BE Ph.D. He served as Chair of the Department of Architecture from 1996 to 2002. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College from 2007 to 2019. He currently serves as CBE Senior Advisor for Policy and Procedures. Professor Ochsner has twice won the College of Built Environments Lionel Pries Award for teaching excellence. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor Award.

Professor Ochsner is author of H. H. Richardson: Complete Architectural Works (1982), editor and co-author of Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects (First Edition, 1994; Second Edition, 2014), co-author of Distant Corner: Seattle Architects and the Legacy of H. H. Richardson (2003), and author of Lionel H. Pries, Architect-Artist-Educator: From Arts & Crafts to Modern Architecture (2007), and Furniture Studio: Materials, Craft, and Architecture (2012). Lionel H. Pries, Architect-Artist-Educator was a finalist for the 2008 Washington State Book Award in History/Biography. Professor Ochsner has published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, JAE: Journal of Architectural Education, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, ARCADE and other journals. From 1990 to 1994 he was member of the editorial board of JAE: Journal of Architectural Education. He was the Local Chair for the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Seattle in 1995, and he served on the Board of the Society from 2000 to 2003. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Pacific Northwest Quarterly.



Kuriyama, Naoko; Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. (2021). Protecting Neighbourhood Character While Allowing Growth? Pike/pine Conservation Overlay District, Seattle, Washington. Planning Perspectives, 36(6), 1195 - 1223. View Publication

Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. (2014). Westlake. The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 112(2), 68-90. View Publication   View Publication


Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. (2018). The Experience Of Prospect And Refuge: Frank Lloyd Wright's Houses As Holding Environments. American Imago, 75(2), 179 - 211. View Publication


Jeffrey Karl Ochsner; David A. Rash. (2017). Research Notes: Design For Mobility: Intercity Bus Terminals In The Puget Sound Region. Buildings & Landscapes: Journal Of The Vernacular Architecture Forum, 24(1), 67 - 91. View Publication

Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. (2017). The Past And Future Of Pioneer Square Historic Character And Infill Construction In Seattle's First Historic District. Change Over Time-an International Journal Of Conservation And The Built Environment, 7(2), 320 - 343. View Publication


Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. (2016). Meditations On The Empty Chair: The Form Of Mourning And Reverie. American Imago, 73(2), 131 - 163. View Publication

Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. (2016). Seattle, The Pacific Basin, And The Sources Of Regional Modernism. Fabrications-the Journal Of The Society Of Architectural Historians Australia And New Zealand, 26(3), 312 - 336. View Publication

Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. (2016). The Emergence Of Regional Modernism In Seattle Architecture From The 1930s To The 1950s. Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 108(1), 12 - 28. View Publication


Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl; Rash, David A. (2012). The Emergence Of Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson And The Search For Modern Architecture In Seattle, 1945-1950. Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 103(3), 123 - 141. View Publication


Ochsner, J. K. (2000). Behind the Mask: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Interaction in the Design Studio. Journal of Architectural Education, 53(4), 194–206. View Publication


Ochsner, J. K. (1997). A Space of Loss: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Journal of Architectural Education, 50(3), 156–171. View Publication


Ochsner, J. K. (1995). Understanding the Holocaust through the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Journal of Architectural Education, 48(4), 240-249. View Publication


Ochsner, J. K. (1993). The East Elevation of the Sherman House, Newport, Rhode Island. Journal of Architectural Education, 52(1), 88-90. View Publication


Ochsner, J. K. (1992). H. H. Richardson: The Design of the William Watts Sherman House. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 51(2), 121-145. View Publication


Ochsner, J. K. (1989). Adler and Sullivan's Seattle Opera House Project. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 48(3), 223-231. View Publication


Ochsner, J. K. (1988). Architecture for the Boston & Albany Railroad: 1881-1894. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 47(2), 109-131 . View Publication